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Avandamet
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Rosiglitazone / Metformin

METFORMIN; ROSIGLITAZONE is a combination medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. Compare glitazone / biguanide combinations.
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Avandamet Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

A test called the HbA1C (A1C) will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.

Do not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect blood sugar.

This medicine may increase your risk of having certain heart problems. Get medical help right away if you have any chest pain or tightness, or pain that radiates to the jaw or down the arm, and shortness of breath. These may be signs of a serious medical condition.

This medicine may cause ovulation in premenopausal women who do not have regular monthly periods. This may increase your chances of becoming pregnant. You should not take this medicine if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Talk with your doctor or health care professional about your birth control options while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor or health care professional right away if think you are pregnant.

If you are going to need surgery, a MRI, CT scan, or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine. You may need to stop taking this medicine before the procedure.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Pale skin

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Anxiety

blurred vision

chest pain or discomfort

chills

cold sweats

coma

confusion

cool, pale skin

depression

dilated neck veins

dizziness

extreme fatigue

fast heartbeat

headache

increased hunger

irregular breathing

irregular heartbeat

nausea

nightmares

seizures

shakiness

slurred speech

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

weight gain

Rare

Abdominal or stomach discomfort

decreased appetite

diarrhea

fast, shallow breathing

general feeling of discomfort

muscle pain or cramping

sleepiness

Incidence not known

Change in vision

dark urine

decreased urine output

hives or welts, itching, or skin rash

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

redness of the skin

stomach pain

sweating

vomiting

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Body aches or pain

cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat

difficulty with breathing

ear congestion

loss of voice

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

stuffy or runny nose

Less common

Back pain

cold or flu-like symptoms

difficulty with moving

pain in the joints

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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