Rosiglitazone (By mouth)
Treats type 2 diabetes.
Antidiabetic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Rosiglitazone is used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus called type 2 diabetes. It may be used alone or with other medicines such as metformin or sulfonylurea agents. Rosiglitazone is used together with a proper diet and exercise to help control blood sugar levels. It does this by helping your body use insulin better.
This medicine is available only 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.
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.
Some foods and medicines can affect how rosiglitazone works. Tell your doctor if you are using the following:Gemfibrozil Rifampin Insulin or other medicines to treat diabetes Blood pressure medicine
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to rosiglitazone, or if you have severe heart failure.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart failure, heart problems, or you had a heart attack. Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, edema (fluid retention or swelling), or macular edema.
This medicine may cause the following problems:An increased risk of heart or blood vessel problems Liver problems Macular edema (swelling in the back of the eye) An increased risk for bone fracture Low blood sugar
Even if you had problems ovulating and had irregular periods in the past, this medicine may cause you to ovulate. If you could become pregnant, you should discuss birth control options with your doctor.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
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
Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, or 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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