Avandamet Drug Info
Healthcare providers prescribe Avandamet® (rosiglitazone and metformin) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This medication is special in that it can only be prescribed to individuals who cannot control their diabetes on other medications or who are already taking it and doing well. The drug's use is restricted because one of its active ingredients may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Avandamet comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day. Nausea, diarrhea, and heartburn are some of the most commonly reported side effects; however, most people have no problems with it. That being said, this drug is not right for everyone. Prior to beginning treatment with Avandamet, inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you have, especially congestive heart failure.
(For more info, click Avandamet. This article gives a comprehensive overview of this diabetes medication, including a discussion on how it works, available strengths, overdose symptoms, and more.)