Is Rosiglitazone and Metformin Used for Diabetes Treatment in Children?
Rosiglitazone and metformin has not been adequately studied in children, and there is not enough information available to recommend the use of this drug in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this drug in children.
Is Rosiglitazone and Metformin Used Off-Label?
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend rosiglitazone and metformin for treating something other than diabetes. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an off-label use of this drug.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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