Avandia 4Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Rosiglitazone
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Avandia 4Mg Tablet belongs to a group of drugs called thiazolidinediones and is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is mostly prescribed along with other medications with a diet and exercise program. It works by making the body more sensitive to insulin which is responsible for controlling blood sugar levels in the body.

Tell your doctor if you have a diabetic eye disease or liver disease. Inform him if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have experienced an allergic reaction to Avandia 4Mg Tablet before.

Avandia 4Mg Tablet comes as a tablet to take by mouth, once or twice daily with or without meals. Your doctor may increase your dose after 8-12 weeks, based on how you respond to the medication. It may take you about 2 weeks to lower your blood sugar levels and 2-3 months or longer to feel the long-term benefit of this medicine.

Some of its side effects include severe allergic reactions, vision changes, fast heartbeat, numbness of an arm or leg, light-headedness, skin problems, severe headache, stomach pain, symptoms of low blood sugar, vomiting, symptoms of heart or liver failure, unusual bone pain, unusual weakness.

type diabetes

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Diabetologist before using this medicine.
  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking rosiglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Rosicon 4mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Avandia 4Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Rosiglitazone, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication belongs to the thiazolidinedione class of drugs used for treating diabetes. It activates the PPARs, mainly PPARγ, thereby improving insulin resistance. The drug leads to the reduction of kappa-B nuclear factor and rise of inhibitor levels, which explains its anti-inflammatory properties.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

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About Avandia 4Mg Tablet
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