Drug Interactions With Rosiglitazone
As with any medication, there are potential drug interactions with rosiglitazone. Taking rosiglitazone with other medications, such as seizure medications, atazanavir, and gemfibrozil, can increase or decrease the amount of rosiglitazone in your blood. As a result, some of these drug interactions can potentially increase your risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of rosiglitazone.
In September 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was severely restricting the use of rosiglitazone, 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.
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.
An Overview of Rosiglitazone Drug InteractionsRosiglitazone maleate (Avandia®) can potentially interact with a few drugs. Some of the drugs that can lead to rosiglitazone interactions include: