Avandia

Active Ingredient(s): Rosiglitazone
FDA Approved: * May 25, 1999
Pharm Company: * SB PHARMCO
Category: Diabetes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Avandia Overview

Rosiglitazone (trade name Avandia) is an antidiabetic drug in the thiazolidinedione class. It works as an insulin sensitizer, by binding to the PPAR in fat cells and making the cells more responsive to insulin. It is marketed by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a stand-alone drug or for use in combination with metformin or with glimepiride. First released in 1999, annual sales peaked at approximately $2.5-billion in 2006; however, following a meta-analysis published in the ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosiglitazone

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white pill with SB4 on it

white round pill with SB4 on it with a scored line ## Hello, David! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and they list it as a 4mg Avandia tablet, which is used to treat diabetes. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, flatulence, stomach pain, diarrhea and low blood sugar. Is there anything else I can help with?

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oblong peach pill a on one side an 8 the otherside a stamp of SB

Kind of shaped like a superman symbol and pink or peach in color and a line imprint on both sides ## Hello, Pink! How are you? This is an 8mg Avandia tablet, it's used to treat diabetes. Learn more Avandia details here. It does cause the risk of some possibly serious side effects, such as heart disease, stroke, bone fractures and eye damage. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Avadament

Oral Diabetic Medication ## Needs information ## My husband takes Avandia for his diabetes. As far as I can find out Avandament is not as affective as Avandia is. Read this from the FDA web site. Always trying to give us cheaper drugs when the compr omise our health. Hope I helped.You can also ask your friendly pharmacist as the are very helpful to me where my meds ar concerned ## The medication Avandamet contains Metformin and Rosiglitazone, both of which are FDA approved and effective oral antidiabetic medications. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, hypoglycemia and flatulence. You can learn more Metformin details here and you can learn more Rosiglitazone details here. Are there any comments or questions? Is there anything I can help with?

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White Round Pill Scored One Side with line, other side imprinted with SB4

I believe it may be a left over Dyhdrocodiene (df118) but just another generic. but I need to check ## Hi David, The closest match I was able to find in regards to the "Sb4" imprint is Avandia (rosiglitazone) 4 mg; which belongs to the drug class "thiazolidinediones" and is used in the treatment of diabetes, type 2 and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline National Drug Code (NDC): 00029-3159 You can learn more about this drug on the page for Avandia Details On another note, you mentioned that the pill might be dihydrocodeine (DF118); if you'd like to view an image of dihydrocodeine to see if it could be a match, click here I hope this helps, please post back if you have any other questions/concerns! ## many thanks for the info, I thought i...

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Pill Oval Beige S B On The Other Side Has Number 4

what is a ovel peach pill that has a 4 on oneside and on the other has sb ## i found a peach oval pill that has sb on oneside and 4 on the other what is that? ## This is a 4mg Avandia tablet, which contains the active ingredient Rosiglitazone, this is an oral antidiabetic medication. Side effects may include: nausea, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with?

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SB Pink oval shaped pill

This is a pink oval shaped pill with SB in capitals wrote on the one side and nothing on the other. The are about 5mm long and 2mm thick and I think they are some kind of steroid but need to know for my little brothers sake. ## Located a few pink pills with SB on them, the only difference is there is also a number either 2, 4, or 8. They are also oval shaped, but 5 sided pill. These are all Avandia, they are just different milligrams. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do.

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avandia and weight gain

avandia would cause weight gain. why and how? well, it increases the bodies sensitivity to insulin!! if this happens your body will 'tell' the liver and muscle cells to take in glucose and store it in the form of glycogen, and causing fat cells to take in blood lipids and turn them into triglycerides. I hope this helps, Ive tried to make a rather complicated subject more user friendly lol ## It is not wise to take avandia with any form of insulin or nitrates!!!!!! and IF rapid wieght gain occurs seek medical advise asap!

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Avandia

I've been on Metformin for 9 months and have gained weight even though it is suppose to help lose weight. Has anyone else had this problem and/or does avandia help? ## Yes, I have gained everything back that I had worked so hard to lose, 15 lbs. My doc says it isn't the Avandia, but you can't convince me. I started gaining after I was put on it. ## I HAVE ALSO BEEN ON METFORMIN FOR YEARS...WHEN I STARTED THIS MED IT DID MAKE ME GAIN WEIGHT ALSO....EVEN THOUGH DOCTORS SWEARS IT DOESNT...IT DIDI ## My husband lost from a size 46 to 40 doctor put him on avandia and in one month he gained back up to size 46. His new weight docter told him to get off of the avandia becuase it does cause weight gain and even states so in the avertisement.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Rosiglitazone
  • Tablet: 2mg, 4mg, 8mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Avandia: (11 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0173-0834 Avandia 2 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0835 Avandia 4 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0836 Avandia 8 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0861 Avandia 2 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0863 Avandia 4 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0864 Avandia 8 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 54868-4198 Avandia 4 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4221 Avandia 8 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5249 Avandia 2 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-4513 Avandia 4 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4518 Avandia 8 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Rosiglitazone or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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