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Avandia® (rosiglitazone maleate) is a prescription medication approved to treat type 2 diabetes. As part of a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones, this medication works by improving insulin sensitivity and lowering blood sugar levels. Some of the common side effects seen with this drug include headaches, back pain, and upper respiratory infections. Prior to taking Avandia, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medicines you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
(For more information, click Avandia. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this medication, including dosing guidelines and general precautions to be aware of before taking the drug. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)