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Avandamet Dosing for People Not Taking Avandia or Metformin

For people who are not switching from rosiglitazone (Avandia®) or metformin (Glucophage®), the starting dose of Avandamet for type 2 diabetes treatment is Avandamet 2 mg/500 mg once or twice a day. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose slowly (up to a maximum of 8 mg/ 2000 mg total per day) if necessary.
 

Avandamet Dosage for People Switching From Metformin

For people switching to Avandamet from metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, or Riomet), the Avandamet dose depends on the current metformin dose. For people taking 1000 mg of metformin total per day, the recommended starting dose is Avandamet 2 mg/500 mg twice daily. For people taking 2000 mg of metformin total per day, the recommended starting dose is Avandamet 2 mg/1000 mg twice daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose slowly up to 8 mg/2000 mg total per day if needed.
 

Avandamet Dosage for People Switching From Avandia

For people switching to Avandamet from Avandia (rosiglitazone), the Avandamet dose depends on the current Avandia dose. For people taking a total of Avandia 4 mg per day, the recommended starting dose is Avandamet 2 mg/500 mg twice daily. For people taking a total of Avandia 8 mg per day, the recommended starting dose is Avandamet 4 mg/ 500 mg twice daily. Your healthcare provider may slowly increase your dose (up to 8 mg/2000 mg total per day) if necessary.
 

General Avandamet Dosage Information

Patients taking Avandamet should keep the following considerations in mind:
 
  • To avoid an upset stomach, it is best to try to take Avandamet with food.
     
  • Avandamet should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the diabetes medication in your blood.
     
  • If you do not take your Avandamet as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue as scheduled. Do not take a double dose of Avandamet.
     
  • For Avandamet to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Avandamet will not work if you take it differently than your healthcare provider prescribes.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Avandamet or your Avandamet dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Avandamet without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     
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