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Avandia Drug Interactions

Avandia Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative effects that can occur when Avandia is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Atazanavir (Reyataz)
Taking Avandia with atazanavir can increase the level of Avandia in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your dose of Avandia.
 
Certain Seizure Medications
Taking Avandia with certain seizure medications can decrease the level of Avandia in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to increase your dose of Avandia.
 
Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
Taking Avandia with gemfibrozil can increase the level of Avandia in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your dose of Avandia.
 
Insulin
In studies, people taking Avandia and insulin had an increased risk of congestive heart failure or heart attacks. In general, it is not recommended to combine Avandia with insulin.
 
Rifampin (Rifadin) or Rifapentine (Priftin)
Taking Avandia with rifampin or rifapentine can decrease the level of Avandia in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to increase your dose of Avandia.
 
Ritonavir (Norvir)
Taking Avandia with ritonavir can increase the level of Avandia in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your dose of Avandia.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Avandia

It is possible that not every Avandia drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific drug interactions with Avandia that may apply to your situation.
 
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