Alternatives to AvandarylIn general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective at managing diabetes, medication such as Avandaryl may be necessary.
The main goal of diabetes medicine is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because Avandaryl can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar by taking it.
For most people, Avandaryl is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine Avandaryl with another diabetes medicine, such as metformin (Glucophage®) or insulin. You may also wish to consider a substitute. These substitutes could include other combination medications or different types of diabetes medications.
(Click Avandaryl Alternatives to learn more about these and other alternatives.)
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What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much Avandaryl may have overdose symptoms that include:
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) (see Avandaryl and Blood Sugar)
- Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
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