How should I take Avandaryl?

After Nov. 18, 2011, only certain patients will be able to get Avandaryl, and only by mail order through specially certified pharmacies. Patients eligible to keep using Avandaryl are those who have already been successfully treated with these drugs or those whose blood sugar cannot be controlled by other diabetes drugs and who, after consulting with their doctor, decline to use the diabetes drugs Actos, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, or Duetact. If you continue taking it, it is normally taken by mouth with your first meal of the day. If you cannot, or forget  to, take your morning dose, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is already time for your next dose, do not double up. Instead, call your doctor or pharmacist to ask for advice. The drug should be stored at room temperature; never remove it from your pharmacy's original packaging.

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