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Who Makes Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride?Rosiglitazone and glimepiride is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
How Does Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride Work?Rosiglitazone and glimepiride is a combination of two diabetes medicines. These two medications work differently and have different effects in the body:
- Rosiglitazone is part of a group of medications called thiazolidinediones (or sometimes called "glitazones"). Rosiglitazone helps to improve insulin sensitivity, meaning that it helps your body to use its natural insulin better. This helps to lower blood sugar and keep it under better control.
- Glimepiride is part of a class of diabetes medications known as sulfonylureas. As a sulfonylurea, glimepiride helps the pancreas to produce more insulin. Glimepiride may also help the cells of the body respond to insulin better. Because of these effects, blood sugar levels decrease.