What is Avandamet
Avandamet is a medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is a combination of metformin and rosiglitazone that help to control blood sugar levels. Avandamet works by decreasing the amount of sugar that the liver produces and the intestines absorb. It also helps to make your body more sensitive to the insulin that you naturally produce.
Side effects of Avandamet
Side effects of Avandamet are the followings:
- headache, tired feeling;
- nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea;
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
But if you have any of these serious symptoms it is necessary to visit your doctor immediately:
- chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
- sudden numbness, weakness, headache, confusion, or problems with vision, speech or balance;
- swelling or rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath, (even with mild exertion);
- pale skin, feeling light-headed, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, fever, confusion or weakness;
- severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Avandamet is used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Before using Avandamet you should inform your doctor if you have:
- heart problems of any kind, especially congestive heart failure (CHF);
- had a heart attack or stroke;
- liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis;
- low vitamin B12 levels (pernicious anemia);
- kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure);
- an upcoming surgery or procedure (including x-rays and other radiology procedures);
- any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes or preservatives.
For people who are not switching from rosiglitazone (Avandia) or metformin (Glucophage), the starting dose of Avandamet is 2 mg/500 mg once or twice a day. Your doctor may increase your dose slowly up to a maximum of 8 mg/ 2000 mg total per day.