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Rosiglitazone and Metformin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Rosiglitazone and Metformin

Generic Name : Rosiglitazone and Metformin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Rosiglitazone and Metformin are provided here.
Pronunciation : ROE-si-GLI-ta-zone- met-FOR-min
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Rosiglitazone and Metformin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rosiglitazone and Metformin

International- Avandamet.

Why is Rosiglitazone and Metformin Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains thiazolidinedione and biguanide antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

When should Rosiglitazone and Metformin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with type 1 diabetes, heart failure, kidney disease, metabolic acidosis, patients undergoing radiological examination and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Rosiglitazone and Metformin?

Dose is based on patient’s condition.

How should Rosiglitazone and Metformin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rosiglitazone and Metformin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, liver impairment, diabetic ketoacidosis, stroke, breathing problems, thyroid problems, stomach problems, adrenal or pituitary problems, diabetic eye disease, vision problems, fluid retention, vomiting, diarrhea, poor nutrition, low blood minerals, anemia, fever, recent injury, burns, alcoholism, 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 programme as directed by your healthcare provider.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It may lead to dehydration; drink adequate fluid.

• Monitor complete blood cell counts, fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c, eye exams, or kidney and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Rosiglitazone and Metformin?

   Most Common : Upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, injury, anemia, headache, sinusitis, fatigue, back pain, viral infection, joint pain.

What are the other precautions for Rosiglitazone and Metformin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Rosiglitazone and Metformin?

Store at 25°C.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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