Side Effects of RosiglitazoneAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects. However, not everyone who takes rosiglitazone will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the drug well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects of rosiglitazone are less common.
The most common side effects of rosiglitazone include:
- Upper respiratory infections (similar to the common cold)
- Broken bones (in women)
- Swelling or water weight gain (edema) (see Avandia and Weight Gain)
- Back pain.
(Click Side Effects of Rosiglitazone to learn about the specific side effects of this medication, including serious side effects to look out for.)
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking rosiglitazone if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, especially congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- An upcoming surgery
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Avandia and Pregnancy Risk)
- Having problems getting pregnant
- Pre-menopausal without regular menstrual periods.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Rosiglitazone for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)