What should I avoid while taking Avandamet?

If you take Avandamet, you should avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol consumption lowers blood sugar and can cause hypoglycemia. If you are taking a medication that lowers blood sugar too, such as Avandamet, the additive effect can be dangerous. You should also avoid taking other medications (including aspirin and other over-the-counter drugs) before discussing them with your doctor in order to avoid interactions. Women in particular should be careful when engaging in physical activity, as long-term use of Avandamet may increase the likelihood of bone fractures.

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