Fasting Blood Sugar
Fasting blood sugar is another way to study the effects of diabetes drugs. In studies, people taking Avandaryl lowered fasting blood sugar by up to 80 mg/dL, on average, while people taking just rosiglitazone or just glimepiride lowered their fasting blood glucose by only 42 to 57 mg/dL, on average.
When and How to Take AvandarylSome general considerations for when and how to take Avandaryl include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day with the first meal of the day.
- Avandaryl should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For this medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Avandaryl will not work if you stop taking it.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Avandaryl your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your diabetes is controlled
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Avandaryl Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of AvandarylAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Avandaryl. However, not everyone who takes this drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. It side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) (see Avandaryl and Blood Sugar)
- Sore throat and runny or stuffy nose
- Water weight gain or fluid retention (edema) (see Avandaryl and Weight Gain).
(Click Avandaryl Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)