Most important fact about Generic Avandia
Generic Avandia is an aid to, not a substitute for, good diet, weight loss, and exercise. Failure to follow a sound diet and exercise plan can lead to serious complications, such as dangerously high or low blood sugar levels. Generic Avandia is not an oral form of insulin, and cannot be used in place of insulin.
Special precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding It\'s important to maintain normal blood sugar levels while pregnant, but the safety of Generic Avandia during pregnancy remains unproven. Since insulin shots are known to be safe, your doctor may switch you from Generic Avandia to insulin until the baby is born.
It is not known whether Generic Avandia appears in breast milk. Because many drugs do find their way into breast milk, however, itís safe to avoid taking Generic Avandia while nursing.
Special warnings about Generic Avandia : If you have liver disease, you should not take Generic Avandia. Your doctor will check to make sure your liver function is normal before prescribing Generic Avandia, then recheck it every 2 months for the first 12 months and periodically thereafter. Warning signs of liver damage include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and dark urine. If you develop any of these symptoms, tell your doctor immediately. You may need to discontinue treatment with Generic Avandia.
People taking Generic Avandia in combination with other diabetes drugs sometimes develop low blood sugar. If this happens, check with your doctor. The dosage of the other diabetes drug may have to be reduced.
People with kidney problems can take Generic Avandia, but should not take Glucophage. If you have poor kidney function, you\'ll be unable to take advantage of this combination.
Generic Avandia can increase the chances of conception. Be sure to use some form of birth control if you do not want a pregnancy.
Generic Avandia will not help type 1 diabetics, who are unable to produce any insulin at all. Insulin shots are a necessity for this form of the illness. Generic Avandia will not relieve diabetic ketoacidosis (excessively high sugar levels due to lack of insulin).
Use Generic Avandia with caution if you have a problem with fluid retention or swelling. Generic Avandia has been known to cause this problem, which in turn can lead to heart failure.Generic Avandia should be avoided by anyone who has been diagnosed with heart failure, and it should be discontinued by anyone who develops it. Make sure the doctor is aware of any heart problems you may have. Alert him immediately if you develop symptoms of heart failure such as fatigue and shortness of breath.
You should be aware that people taking Generic Avandia tend to gain a little weight, typically around 5 to 10 pounds. The cause is thought to be a combination of fluid retention and fat accumulation.
Generic Avandia is not recommended for children under 18.