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What Is Rosiglitazone and Metformin Used For?

Many people may wonder, "What is rosiglitazone and metformin used for?" Rosiglitazone and metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. The combination medicine has not been approved for use in children. The drug is also used "off-label," such as for the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

In September 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was severely restricting the use of rosiglitazone and metformin, due to the risk of "cardiovascular events" such as heart attacks and strokes. Only individuals who could not control their diabetes on other medications (or those who were already taking the medication and doing well) would be able to take rosiglitazone and metformin.
However, in November 2013, the FDA announced that a careful analysis of the research suggests that there is not, in fact, any increased risk, compared to treatment with standard diabetes medications and that the use of this medication will no longer be restricted.

Rosiglitazone and Metformin Uses: An Overview

Rosiglitazone and metformin (Avandamet®) is a prescription medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug is a combination of two different diabetes medications: rosiglitazone maleate (Avandia®) and metformin hydrochloride (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Riomet®).
Rosiglitazone and metformin cannot be used to treat type 1 diabetes (see Avandamet and Type 1 Diabetes).
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