Rosiglitazone/Glimepiride (By mouth)
glye-MEP-ir-ide, roe-zi-GLI-ta-zone MAL-ee-ate
Treats type 2 diabetes.
Antidiabetic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is only available with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
It is best to take this medicine with food or milk. Take this medicine with the first meal of the day.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
There are many other drugs that can interact with rosiglitazone and glimepiride. Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using, including the following:Clonidine Fluconazole Gemfibrozil Miconazole Phenytoin Reserpine Rifampin Beta-blocker NSAID pain or arthritis medicine (including aspirin, celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen)
If you also take colesevelam, take rosiglitazone/glimepiride at least 4 hours before you take colesevelam.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to glimepiride, rosiglitazone, or sulfa drugs.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart failure, heart or blood vessel disease, or a history of heart attack. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, edema, macular edema, adrenal or pituitary gland problems, or a G6PD deficiency. Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol.
This medicine may cause the following problems:New or worsening heart failure, increased risk of heart or blood vessel problems Macular edema (swelling in the back of the eye) Increased risk for bone fracture Low blood sugar
Women: This medicine may cause you to ovulate if you have not gone through menopause yet. This could happen even if you have a history of irregular periods or problems ovulating. Talk to your doctor about effective birth control.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blurred vision or other vision changes
Chest pain that may spread, trouble breathing, nausea, unusual sweating, faintness
Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, confusion
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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