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  1. Diabetes/Edema
    ... changed to insulin.... two drugs of the same class, Avandia , and Actos, both have well-known and documented side...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  2. ActoPlus Met
    ... of the things about the Actos and its relation to Avandia . If anyone has any information about this please...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  3. When the pills stop working....
    ... with diet and your average combo of pills (metformin, avandia , diamicron), but sometimes my readings are all over...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  4. stubborn fasting bg's
    ... down about 20 points or so. Then, my doctor added Avandia and I have been on all three meds for three days....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin januvia

  5. Avandia and name of the new drug?
    ... 3572323]My husband was just given a prescription for avandia , i just read where there is a recall because of a ... already had 2 slight ones, so we have decided against Avandia , can anybody recall the name of the new drug that...
    ... 3572323]My husband was just given a prescription for avandia , i just read where there is a recall because of a ... already had 2 slight ones, so we have decided against Avandia , can anybody recall the name of the new drug that...
    ... avandia is of the class of meds known as thiazolidinediones ... , the other med which has yet to be grouped with avandia in regards to cardiovascular risk/mortality is actos...
    ... is not a 43% risk of heart attack when taking Avandia . Actually it is a 43% increase in the risk. This means ... with no medication is 1%, then the risk of taking Avandia is 1.4%. That is a lot less scarier. However, the ... overall risk was small. Among the 15,560 Avandia patients there were 86 heart attacks and 39 deaths ... and 22 deaths among the 12,283 patients not taking Avandia ....
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  6. Is there such a thing a too much insulin
    ... insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitizing drugs (Actos, Avandia :() may help, but getting exercise, reducing carbs...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  7. Question about diabetes and colonoscopy
    ... at nighttime. I also take glucotrol. I was taking Avandia but have stopped taking that. Does the carbonation...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Glucotrol Lantus Metformin

  8. All these meds?
    ... The meds which appear to cause heart attacks are Avandia and Actos, and he doesn't seem to be on them, so not...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Metformin januvia

  9. Anyone else have bowel problems that could be related to their diabetes?
    ... of glucophage. I also take glucotrol. I got off Avandia a few months ago. They also started me on lantus about...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Glucotrol Lantus Metformin Miralax

  10. Metformin
    ... for over 5 years. About a year ago I stopped taking avandia and have been on Metformin. The diarhea is a real...
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  11. ask does metformin cause diarrhea
    ... I was taking avandia and had chest pains. My dr changed me to metformin ... That is why I'm taking the metformin now and not the avandia . Thanks for the response though. I appreciate all...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  12. Diabetes and ADHD
    ... diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last December, I was put on Avandia and I was doing fine with it, but because of potential ... and I was prescribed Adderall. When I was on the Avandia I was fine, I didn't feel weird heart beats or anything...
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  13. Am I a diabetic or still Pre?
    ... around 120 and my A1C was 6.8. And they put me on avandia 2/2. And it really did help. They did it because ... progressed pretty fast, due to the complications that Avandia presented my Doctor took me off of that, I now take...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Amaryl Metformin

  14. Metformin questions, Januvia questions
    ... around for another supplement to Metformin since Avandia is in trouble. I take Glipizide too, and A1c...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glipizide Metformin

  15. Metformin Not Working?
    ... And I'm looking for something mild to replace Avandia . Metformin 2000 a day is the limit. You have to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glipizide Metformin novolog

  16. Dear Type 2 Newbies
    ... exercising, taking my meds (I take Metformin, diamicron and avandia ) and have lost about 50 lbs since Feb. Just had...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  17. I bought cinnamon - now what?
    ... Glipizaide in addition to Metformin and used to also take Avandia , looking for something to replace it. Starlix taken...
    ... 90, first day, 83 this morning. It replaces Avandia , which I used to take in addition to Metformin 2000 ... Glipizide 2X a day, three things. Now Cinnamon is my Avandia . A1c has been 6.5 for a long time, can't seem...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin starlix Cialis Glipizide

  18. new member with questiom
    ... My sugars have been up a little they took be off of avandia (sp) because it causes heart attack and strokes. Now...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  19. metformin
    ... *** search...................there was a study on Avandia but it was inconclusive............. I am not big...
    ... Cora is right...it was Avandia that was linked to increased risk of heart attacks...
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  20. Actos/Avandia Someone please give information
    ... stop taking your meds, I mean i can see getting off Avandia due to the scare but stick with the others till you...
    ... stop taking your meds, I mean i can see getting off Avandia due to the scare but stick with the others till you...
    ... really being answered. I refuse to take Actos or Avandia due to they are all on the FDA list as the class of ... drugs to be black boxed. Not just Avandia . Its the class of drugs themselves. I am going to ... usually assists your blood sugar levels within 2 weeks, Avandia and Actos is a long term assisting agent that takes...
    ... I'm very confused. Isn't it the Avandia and Actos that have to now have the new "black label...
    ... Avandia will have the black box warning. I bet Actos is next...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Metformin Glucophage januvia

  21. Avandia/Avandamet users
    ... anyone else read the recent medical articles relating avandia with heart failure? I have to admit I have been avoiding...
    ... have been following most of the controvery concerning Avandia . Was on it about two years ago and was taken off ... failure. I am devestated. When they took me off the Avandia they did an echocardiogram which showed the beginning ... On insuoin but had trouble the whole time I was on Avandia . Karen...
    Medications also discussed in this post: avandamet

  22. Sore lips and tongue
    ... type two... I took metformin for about 3 years and avandia for less than 1. I'm now on insulin because my body...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  23. Actos
    ... Hi everyone, I heard the news about Avandia but I am curious has anyone heard anything about Actos ... with the medication. He did tell me it was related to Avandia but doesn't seem to carry a lot of the same side affects...
    ... wonders for me. When I heard about that trouble with Avandia , I called my Pharmacist and he said while they are ... found no relation to the same side effects as the Avandia . Like I said, I only started taking it about 3...
    ... I got switched from Avandia today, $52 for Actos compared to $30 for Avandia,...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  24. avandia
    ... clearly stated on the patient information leaflet, the Avandia website and other drug websites that there was an...
    ... the today's Los Angeles Times health section about Avandia and the risk of heart attacks. It is available online...
    ... I've been taking Avandia for 1 month now, and for the last three nights, I ... bed to get rid of the cramps. I have no idea if Avandia is causing this, although I do see cramps are one ... of the adverse symptoms that can happen with Avandia . If I continue having the cramps for the next couple ... of days, I will temporarily stop the Avandia and see if it goes away, and will let you know the...
    ... [QUOTE=Jemac;3036408]I've been taking Avandia for 1 month now, and for the last three nights, I ... bed to get rid of the cramps. I have no idea if Avandia is causing this, although I do see cramps are one ... of the adverse symptoms that can happen with Avandia . If I continue having the cramps for the next couple ... of days, I will temporarily stop the Avandia and see if it goes away, and will let you know the ... outcome. I began taking avandia maybe four years ago. No problems that I was aware ... seeing a doctor about my metabolism. She took me off avandia and put me on Avandaryl. She also switched me immediately...
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  25. 6:05 Am :I'm new here!
    ... lawsuits being placed. Now we have warnings about Avandia ....

  26. FYI: news about Avandia
    ... was diagnosed in Dec with T2 diabetes and started Avandia and metformin immediately, plus a low carb diet and ... ago! I called my Dr today and he said DO NOT take Avandia anymore and am starting Januvia tomorrow. I got my...
    ... blood-sugar is. So naturally I asked if he was taking Avandia when the news broke. And of course he is. I MADE ... the FDA hasn't taken any action - so keep taking Avandia ." Pardon me for thinking that a 70 year old man...
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  27. Avanadia and heart problems
    ... Anyway, is there anyone that has heart problems taking Avandia ? - sam...
    ... Anyway, is there anyone that has heart problems taking Avandia ? - sam...

  28. Blood Sugar High won't go down.
    ... if any would help but there are a lot. Metformin, Avandia , Glyburide, Starlix, Actos off the top of my head...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Glyburide Metformin starlix

  29. New med's
    ... knowledge. The Avandaryl seems like an odd one. It's Avandia and Amaryl in a combo pill. It sounds like you are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Amaryl Metformin januvia avandaryl

  30. Question About Actos
    ... is a Thiazolidinedione and does the same job that Avandia does, but as far as I know those are the only 2 in...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  31. Yikes!
    ... brings the total of diabetic drugs to 3, metformin, avandia and glyburide. Today I take it for the first time...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glyburide Metformin

  32. Byetta Feedback?
    ... IMO), bitter melon and fenugreek. Do a search on Avandia if you're on that....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Amaryl byetta

  33. New Diagnosis - Tough Time
    ... my sugar is back up to 240 and he wants me to take Avandia . Ever since the episode over the weekend I've become...
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  34. Should I go with an insulin pump?
    ... diabetes, they are Gabapentin, Cymbalta, Citalopram, Avandia , Metformin, Lorazapram, Abilify, Buderprion SR, Etodolac...
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  35. Amaryl users
    ... which are of a different drug class than Metformin are Avandia and Actos. These have a similar effect to metformin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Amaryl Metformin

  36. really high readings
    ... doc just put me on 2000mg of metformin and 4gm of Avandia . She says it will take a few weeks to see a difference ... My doctor says she might add Byetta (sp?) if the avandia doesn't make a significant difference. I wish she...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin byetta

  37. Metformin, how long ??
    ... several years now. I use it with glyburide and now with Avandia as well. I think that Metformin should work quicklly ... below 7 fasting in international units). I started avandia plus metformin but that did not work at all. I changed ... next time I visit the doctor we can cut down on the avandia dosage at least for a while. I suppose eventually...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glyburide Metformin

  38. New, need help with questions.
    ... of metformin and insulin sensitizers like actos or avandia . ;) Mark...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Glyburide Metformin

  39. Bitter Melon and Diabetes Success
    ... glyburide, to glyburide and metformin and then I went on avandia with metformin and cut out glyburide. This didnt work...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glyburide Metformin

  40. when nothing works
    ... better if they add a type 2 oral med, metformin and avandia being the ones that come to mind. This is something...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Humalog Lantus Metformin symlin

  41. Avandia/Actos - Respiratory problems like sore throat/eye irritation/chills?
    ... I am taking Avandia and I am expriencing some severe side effects such...
    ... I am taking Avandia with none of those side effects but everyone reacts...
    ... took Actos and had the same problems you have... Is Avandia and Actos the same drug? I stopped taking Actos...
    ... Is Avandia and Actos the same drug? No, they aren't the same ... usually, the same side effects in a given patient. Avandia and Actos are prescribed interchangeably depending...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  42. Relatively high BG while changing meds
    ... changed from using glyburide and metformin to using avandia and metformin. I have been on glyburide and then glyburide ... than go directly to insulin the doctor decided to try avandia and metformin. However the result is an average around ... 9 (172 US) I have been on avandia only about three weeks and it often takes longer to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glyburide Metformin

  43. Can someone explain this to me?
    ... could add another insulin-sensitizing drug such as Avandia , or switch him to Avandamet (which is a combination ... of Avandia and Metformin), or they could add some sulfonyureas...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin avandamet

  44. T2 Can you control it with diet & exercise?
    ... then glyburide and metformin since and just recently avandia and metformin. I am 74 so probably my pancreas is ... tired of producing insulin. I wish I had used avandia earlier rather than glyburide but the last few days...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glyburide Metformin

  45. leg swelling
    ... metabolism of sugars. Some diabetes medications like Avandia can also cause fluid retention. Make sure your doctor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Metformin hydrochlorothiazide

  46. Please Explain!
    ... the insulin-sensitizing drugs such as Glucophage or Avandia ? If nothing else works, you may want to consider...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Humalog Lantus

  47. Newly diagnosed
    ... have far better meds to treat T2. Glucophage and Avandia work by making the body less insulin resistant, thus ... Ruth P.S. Glucophage and, to a lesser extent, Avandia , can cause some gastric distress, but introducing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glipizide Glucophage Glucotrol

  48. Cinnamon Question
    ... in pm before dinner. I also used to take one 4 mg. avandia before dinner. The avandia worked great...after a ... numbers went up high. I went back on the glucovance and avandia . However, I did some research and read that avandia ... My A1c was 5.8 for a year. After being off the avandia for 6 months, my numbers started to creep up in the ... early to see a difference. I had gone back to the avandia about a month ago and it was starting to make a good ... lowering my morning numbers (used to be 70 to 90 on avandia and after being off for 6 months the number was between ... turn upsets my stomach. I know that going on and off avandia isn't good for my system because it sure does upset ... enough pills right now and would like to not take avandia if I don't have too. I guess 4 to 6 weeks will show ... I'd like to know how it's working. As far as the avandia , I never had a side effect except for the hypoglycemia...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Glucovance

  49. Crazy Reaction
    ... ..not great. I'm on Glucovance 2 per day, 4 mg Avandia 2 per day for the diabetes. I also take Lotrel for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucovance Lipitor Lotrel

  50. Some Clarification about Pre-Diabetes
    ... tablets one is "GLUCOPHAGE metformin(500MG)" and " AVANDIA rosiglitazone maleate(4MG)." Glucophage - 3 times ... after each meal Avandia - 1 time after any one meal. I took those tablet...
    ... well without medication then I see that as good. Avandia attaches to the insulin sells so that they receive...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Metformin

  51. Bolus or Basal first?
    ... maximum-dose-triple-therapy (Metformin, Glyburide, & Avandia ) before I moved to insulin. Got the crash course on...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glyburide Lantus Metformin levemir

  52. Cellulin
    ... caused extreme gastric upset, you might want to try Avandia instead. It's a similar medication, but is supposed...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  53. Anyone Diagnosed Type 1 Over Age 35?
    ... for over a year and I was treated thusly. Metformin, Avandia , Actos, Glyburide...tried them all till I was on maximum...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Glyburide Metformin

  54. Metaformin queastion
    ... in researching solutions for her, I discovered that Avandia has fewer stomach effects than Glucophage (metformin ... want to ask your husband's doctor to switch him to Avandia instead. Caveat: Do NOT let him give you Avandamet ... , as that is a combination of Avandia and Glucophage and would have the same side effects ... friend's mother did fine once she was switched to Avandia ....
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  55. Problems at work with boss!!!!
    ... not lower your blood glucose levels to hypo..... Avandia and other medications will do this as will insulin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  56. How old were you when diagnosed with Type 2?
    ... sooner. Nowadays, with medications like Glucophage and Avandia , which cause the body's tissues to be more sensitive...
    ... doctor put me on 500mg Metformin 3 times a day and 2mg Avandia 2 times a day. You don't see Metformin 3 times a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Metformin

  57. Diabetic neuropathy in feet and toes painful ?
    ... diabetic that long 3 or 4 years, gained 150 pounds, from Avandia , Actos, etc. lots of fluid......I was 134 to 274....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  58. Question About Testing Blood Sugar
    ... them to wear outl Medications like Glucophage and Avandia work by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage

  59. Side effects for Avandia and Actos?
    ... I am on 8mg of Avandia and understand it causes weight gain....
    ... a 787 blood sugar level....I have been on 4mg. of avandia since november. I was 258lbs. when I was diagnosed ... . It is now march, I am still taking Avandia but 8mg instead....I now weigh 190lbs. I have lost...

  60. Sugar Substitutes and Diabetes
    ... read about the side effects of medications such as Avandia and Actos. Many seemingly reputable researchers put...
    ... the cure is worse than the diease when it comes to Avandia are wrong. I don't have any experience or knowledge ... cut off a foot or leg is worse than some side effect Avandia or Actos might(and I say might) have on you? The ... chance of going low with Avandia is very small. Actually, most people don't control ... complications. I am going to put on a post about Avandia and Actos and ask what side effects others have actually...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  61. Sick Day Management
    ... while. If not, you might want to ask your doctor for Avandia instead...it accomplishes the same thing, but tends...
    ... effects should subside before too long. Actually Avandia does word differently on your system and really works...
    ... years with the actos and with avandamet, which is Avandia plus metformin. I went to the ER last night and the...
    ... mentioned that I have been on metformin, just with Avandia before now. My meter is really messed up now. ...
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  62. do diabetes meds make it harder to lose weight?
    ... My Dr. told me that avandia and actos cause weight gain....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos

  63. What constitutes good sugar levels?
    ... just the opposite - some take other medications like Avandia with metformin which can drive you hypo. Of course...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  64. Byetta injections anyone?
    ... situation. I take avandamet for diabetes, a combo of avandia , and metformin. I will probably have to adjust that...
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  65. long term type 2 diabetics
    ... medications that are now available. Glucophage and Avandia work by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin...
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  66. Aspirin Therapy?
    ... how any of my 'program' was going. He prescribed Avandia without any comment. I did not figure that there ... say. Bernstein made the comment in his book that Avandia takes about 2 hours to kick in and to take it 2 hours ... difficult to remember my pills much less just the Avandia by itself. I am just starting to take an 81mg coated...
    ... how any of my 'program' was going. He prescribed Avandia without any comment. I did not figure that there ... say. Bernstein made the comment in his book that Avandia takes about 2 hours to kick in and to take it 2 hours ... difficult to remember my pills much less just the Avandia by itself. I am just starting to take an 81mg coated...
    ... have not found natural subsitutes for Metformin and Avandia they are the best act in town, for me. I was prescribed...
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  67. Help. I can't figure out what is going on.
    ... need some kind of medication (such as Glucopahge or Avandia ) to help him with the resistance, but with blood sugars...
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  68. Diagnosed Pre-Diabetic Help Please
    ... producing enough insulin. The newer medications such as Avandia and Metformin work by reducing your body's insulin...
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  69. Losing Weight
    ... have the double whammy, though...treating Type 2 with Avandia and thyroid trouble which refuses to stabilize. I...

  70. Lantus insulin
    ... weight am now back on oral medicines glucophage & avandia , my blood sugars now running around 100...
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  71. Early side effects of Metformin......how long?
    ... pancreas. I am on 1000mg/day Metformin and 2mg/day of Avandia . BGL runs between 145-155 fasting....
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  72. can the meds stop working correctly
    ... call in another script of something like actos or avandia . They unfortunately take almost 12 weeks to get working...
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  73. Had Gestaional during all three pregnancies.....
    ... know take two meds-1000mg/day Metformin & 2mg/day of Avandia . How & when is it time to start asking about insulin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  74. A1C Results
    ... go up, instead of down. I read somewhere that Avandia causes less gastric upset than Metformin. Unfortunately ... , Avandamet is a combination drug... Avandia AND Metformin. A friend's mom who absolutely couldn ... 't tolerate Metformin is doing fine on Avandia now. Anyway, regardless of how you did it...congratulati...
    ... with the Metformin, ask your doctor if you can try Avandia (NOT Avandamet). Also, another way to sometimes prevent...
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  75. Eating Fruit
    ... weight am now back on oral medicines glucophage & avandia , my blood sugars now running around 100 I eat apples...
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