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Avandamet Medication- Uses & Side Effects

Avandamet is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Avandamet™ is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine lowers blood sugar and helps your body to use insulin more efficiently.

Avandamet Dosage

  • For patients who are inadequately controlled on rosiglitazone therapy alone, the usual starting dose is 1,000 milligrams of metformin plus the dose of rosiglitazone you are already taking.
  • For patients on combination therapy taking separate doses of rosiglitazone and metformin, the usual starting dose of Avandamet is based on your current doses of rosiglitazone and metformin.

Uses of Avandamet

  • Avandamet is used to treats type 2 diabetes.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Avandamet

Before taken Avandamet medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Avandamet. Side effects may include:

  • Accidental injury
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Sinus inflammation

Warnings and precautions before taking Avandamet:

  • This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, you should consult with your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, lack of body fluids, serious infection, metabolic acidosis, Type I diabetes.
  • Before using this medication, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially if you have severe breathing problems, blood problems, swelling, fertility problems, high cholesterol, scheduled upcoming surgery, alcohol use, any allergies.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Avandamet with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Avandamet with the following:

  • Amiloride
  • Cimetidine
  • Digoxin
  • Estrogens such as Premarin
  • Furosemide
  • Ranitidine
  • Steroids such as prednisone
  • Thyroid hormones such as Synthroid
  • Vancomycin
Overdose

After taken Avandamet if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Avandamet overdose include

  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Seizure
  • Fainting


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