Avandia Drug Interactions
Avandia drug interactions with other medications, such as certain seizure medications, rifampin, and ritonavir, can potentially lead to problems. Some of these drug interactions can either increase or decrease the amount of Avandia in your blood, potentially increasing your risk of side effects or decreasing the effectiveness of Avandia.
In September 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was severely restricting the use of Avandia, due to the risk of "cardiovascular events" such as heart attacks and strokes. Only individuals who could not control their diabetes on other medications (or those who were already taking the medication and doing well) would be able to take Avandia.
However, in November 2013, the FDA announced that a careful analysis of the research suggests that there is not, in fact, any increased risk, compared to treatment with standard diabetes medications and that the use of this medication will no longer be restricted.
An Overview of Avandia InteractionsAvandia® (rosiglitazone maleate) can potentially interact with a few drugs. Some of the drugs that can lead to Avandia interactions include: