Avandamet (rosiglitazone/metformin)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What brand names are available for rosiglitazone/metformin-oral?


Is rosiglitazone/metformin-oral available as a generic drug?


Do I need a prescription for rosiglitazone/metformin-oral?


What are the uses for rosiglitazone/metformin-oral?

Avandamet is used with diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.

What are the side effects of rosiglitazone/metformin-oral?

The most common side effects include

Taking Avandamet with food may help lessen some of these side effects. Other commonly reported side effects include

Rare but serious side effects include new or

Metformin can cause a rare but serious condition known as lactic acidosis, a build-up of acid in the blood. Lactic acidosis can cause death and requires immediate treatment. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include

Patients suspected of have signs or symptoms of lactic acidosis must seek emergency medical help.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/21/2016

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