Avandia Oral Tablet 2Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Avandia: Oral tablet (2mg)

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Avandia 2mg Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: SB  |  2
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Avandia 2mg Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: 2  |  SB

What is this Medicine?

ROSIGLITAZONE (roe si GLI ta zone) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.

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Avandia 2mg Tablet

NDC: 000293158
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Storage Information
Store in original container
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Avandia 2mg Tablet
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GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: SB  |  2
Shape: pentagonal (5-sided)
Color: pink

Reported Side Effects for Avandia 2mg Tablet

Vomiting Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<11.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
0.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-8.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
2.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
2.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
3.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
3.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0-7.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
4.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
4.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
4.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
5.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
6.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Broken Bones Incidence:
9.3%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
9.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Avandia 2mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Avandia 2mg Tablet(Rosiglitazone Maleate)
Alcohol and Thiazolidinediones(Rosiglitazone Maleate)
While a single moderate serviing of alcohol may be okay from time to time, in general excess use of Alcoholic beverages can increase the risk of low blood sugar, or can cause increased blood sugar due to the calories in these beverages. Limit alcohol containing medicines and beverages if you are take medicines for diabetes. You should also learn how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Avandia 2mg Tablet(Rosiglitazone Maleate)
Tobacco and Thiazolidinediones(Rosiglitazone Maleate)
If you use tobacco or are trying to quit tobacco use, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more frequently. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, can increase the blood sugar. Also, if you are trying to quit smoking, as your body adjusts to not smoking, your blood sugar levels may change; the actions of Antidiabetic Agents (medicines used to treat diabetes) may be increased and this could lead to low blood sugar. Know the symptoms of low or high blood sugar and report them if they occur. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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