Avandia

What is Avandia?

Avandia is an anti-diabetic drug (thiazolidinedione-type, also called "glitazones") used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes).

Who can take it?

Adults with type 2 diabetes can take Avandia with their doctor's approval and supervision.

What dosage can I take and how should I take it?

Avandia is administered at a starting dose of 4 mg either as a single daily dose or in 2 divided doses, taken orally.

How often should I take Avandia?

Usually once or twice daily, as directed by your doctor.

When should I take it?

Take Avandia at the time your doctor specifies.

What are the possible side effects?

Side effects may include headaches and/or coughs.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Avandia?

Before taking Avandia, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other "glitazones" such as pioglitazone; or if you have any other allergies.

Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.

Last Modified Date: November 20, 2013

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.
Sources
  1. Avandia, WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-17300-avandia+oral.aspx?drugid=17300&drugname=avandia+oral. (Accessed 7/31/13).

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