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What is rosiglitazone (Avandia) and is it safe to treat diabetes?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Avandia improves how insulin is used in your body. It also decreases the amount of sugar released by the liver. Avandia does not cause the body to make more insulin; therefore, it will not cause low blood sugars to occur on its own. Ultimately, Avandia makes your body more sensitive to insulin, improving how it is used in the body and helping to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics.

Rosiglitazone (Avandia) is an oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps insulin take glucose from the blood into the cells for energy by making cells more sensitive to insulin. It belongs to the class of medicines called thiazolidinediones.

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