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Avandia (Rosiglitazone) Side Effects

Avandia (Rosiglitazone) Side Effects

Rosiglitazone (Avandia) side effects

Taking Avandia may cause you to experience mild side effects. However, after getting used to this medication, the side effects may disappear.

Common side effects include:

  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Joint pain

Most diabetic patients who take Avandia do not experience serious side effects. However, if rosiglitazone side effects are more severe, you should stop using this medication and call your health-care provider right away. They may change your medication or reduce your dosage.

Severe side effects include the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Liver problems with symptoms such as dark colored urine, stomach pain, and yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Vision abnormalities
  • Bone pain

If rosiglitazone is taken together with insulin or sulfonylureas, it may lead to low blood sugar, which is also known as hypoglycemia. If you feel like any of these symptoms are putting your life at risk, you should visit an emergency room immediately.


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