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General Information on Rosiglitazone and Metformin

Generic Name : Rosiglitazone and Metformin

Pronunciation : ROE-si-GLI-ta-zone- met-FOR-min

Latest prescription information about Rosiglitazone and Metformin. 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 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 to 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.

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