Avandamet Warnings and Precautions
You should not take Avandamet if you:
- Are allergic to Avandamet, rosiglitazone maleate (Avandia®), metformin hydrochloride (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Fortamet®), or any inactive component used to make Avandamet. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Avandamet.
- Have kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure).
- Have metabolic or diabetic ketoacidosis (a life-threatening condition that may occur with uncontrolled diabetes). This condition needs to be treated with insulin.
- Are seriously dehydrated (have lost a lot of water from your body).
- Are going to have an x-ray procedure with injection of dyes (contrast agents).
- Are going to have surgery.
- Develop a serious condition, such as heart attack, severe infection, or a stroke.
- Are 80 years old or older and have not had your kidney function tested.
- Have severe heart failure.
There are a number of situations where Avandamet should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting this drug. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for Avandamet were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific ones that may apply to you.