Avandia , also known as rosiglitazone, is the thiazolidinedione used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes). It is used alone or combined with other anti-diabetes medicines to help people control their blood sugar levels.

This medicine works by improving your bodys sensitivity to insulin. It comes as a tablet taken by mouth once or twice a day. It can be taken with or without food.

Common side effects of Avandia include sweating, headache, dizziness, weakness, confusion, shakiness, pale skin, sudden hunger or seizures. Some patients who take Avandia may also experience changes in mood, numbness around the mouth, diarrhea or weight gain.

Avandia may also be used to treat other medical conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.

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