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Avandamet Side Effects to Report

There are a number of less common (but more serious) side effects with Avandamet that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of lactic acidosis (due to the metformin component of Avandamet), including feeling tired or weak, muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, feeling cold, dizziness or lightheadedness, and a slow or irregular heartbeat (see Metformin and Lactic Acidosis)
     
  • Symptoms of high blood sugar (see Avandamet and Blood Sugar), including:

 

    • Increased hunger
    • Increased thirst
    • Increased urination
    • Blurred vision
    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Nausea or vomiting

 

  • Symptoms of low blood sugar, including:

 

    • Sweating
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Dizziness
    • Cold sweats
    • Blurry vision
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion
    • Seizures

 

  • Chest pain, jaw pain, or other heart attack symptoms 
  • Trouble breathing (which may be a sign of new or worsening congestive heart failure)
  • Swelling, especially in the legs or ankles
  • Rapid increase in weight (three to five pounds in less than one week)
  • Liver problems, including:

 

    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Stomach pain
    • Unusual or unexplained tiredness
    • Loss of appetite
    • Dark urine
    • Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes

 

  • Vision changes 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained skin rash, itching, hives, wheezing or trouble breathing, or unexplained swelling.
     
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