Rosiglitazone - Drug Information

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General Information on Rosiglitazone

Generic Name : Rosiglitazone

Pronunciation : row-sih-GLIT-uh-zone

Latest prescription information about Rosiglitazone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rosiglitazone

International- Avandia.

Why is Rosiglitazone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise.  It works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

When should Rosiglitazone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart failure.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Rosiglitazone?

PO- The recommended dose range is 4 to 8 mg once or twice daily.

How should Rosiglitazone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rosiglitazone?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, diabetic ketoacidosis, stroke, heart problems, diabetic eye diseases, anemia, fluid retention, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Follow diet and exercise program regularly as directed by your physician.
• Avoid pregnancy during the treatment period.
• Women may develop with increased risk of bone fracture with the following symptoms: unusual bone pain, especially in the hand, foot, or upper arm. If it is so consult with your doctor immediately.
• Monitor complete blood cell counts, fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c, eye examinations, and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Rosiglitazone?

   Most Common : Upper respiratory tract infection, injury, headache, back pain, increased/decreased blood sugar, fatigue, sinusitis, diarrhea.

What are the other precautions for Rosiglitazone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Rosiglitazone?

Store at 25°C; Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container.

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