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Are there any risks in taking Avandia?

Risks associated with taking Avandia include heart failure, heart attack, and other problems due to decreased flow of blood to the heart. These risks may be higher for people who take nitrate medicines or insulin, and these people should not take Avandia. Other risks associated with Avandia include liver problems, swelling, weight gain, anemia (lowered red blood count), hypoglycemia (lowered blood sugar), bone fractures in women, macular edema (an eye disease associated with diabetes), and unexpected ovulation.

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