Generic Name : Rosiglitazone Pronunciation : row-sih-GLIT-uh-zone Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
International- Avandia. Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with heart failure.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose range is 4 to 8 mg once or twice daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
Most Common - Upper respiratory tract infection, injury, headache, back pain, increased/decreased blood sugar, fatigue, sinusitis, diarrhea.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 25°C; Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container.
Comment & Contribute
Ask an Expert