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Is Avandamet safe for diabetics?

Shannon Butler
Nutrition & Dietetics

You should talk with your doctor to determine if Avandamet is safe for you to take. The drug should only be taken by Type 2 Diabetics. Avandamet and Avandia have recently been recalled in the UK, New Zealand, South Africa and several other countries due to the possible fatal side effects, including heart attacks and congestive heart failure. The U.S. has placed restrictions on the use of these drugs. The FDA warnings can be studied online at the following URL:

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm085922.pdf

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