How does Avandamet interact with other medications or foods?

Avandamet can interact with a number of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, foods, and herbal supplements, so tell your doctor about anything you take, even if it seems unrelated. Some drugs are known to interact with Avandamet in certain ways. The following drugs, taken along with Avandamet, may cause high blood sugar: diuretics, diet pills, allergy or asthma medications, cold medications, birth control pills, steroids, thyroid medications, anti-seizure medications, and phenothiazines. Other drugs that interact with Avandamet in various ways include aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, beta-blockers, sulfa drugs, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), morphine, cimetidine, ranitidine, digoxin, gemfibrozil, vancomycin, rifampin, quinidine, procainamide, and quinolone antibiotics. You may also want to avoid alcohol, as alcohol consumption my increase your risk for certain negative side effects. And follow your doctor's nutritional recommendations to achieve the best control of your type 2 diabetes.

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