Avandia Coupon - Avandia 4mg tablet
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ROSIGLITAZONE helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. Compare glitazones.
Avandia Coupon - Avandia 4mg tablet

Avandia 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.

If you have low blood sugar, eat or drink something that has sugar. Make sure others know to get medical help quickly if you have serious symptoms of low blood sugar, like if you become unconscious or have a seizure.

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.

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


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:

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

blurred vision

chest pain or discomfort

decrease in the amount of urine

dry mouth

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

irregular heartbeat


noisy, rattling breathing

pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck

pale skin

rapid or unusual weight gain


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

trouble breathing

unexplained weight loss

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness





cold sweats



dark urine



fast heartbeat


loss of appetite




slurred speech

Incidence not known

Blue lips and fingernails

changes in vision

coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum

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

itching or skin rash

light-colored stools

redness of the skin

yellow eyes or skin

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

Ear congestion


general feeling of discomfort or illness

hoarseness or other voice changes


joint pain

muscle aches and pains

runny or stuffy nose



sore throat

trouble sleeping

Less common

Back pain




pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

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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