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Brand name: Avandia TM

Active ingredients: rosiglitazone

What it is used for

AVANDIA is indicated for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus). AVANDIA may be used in patients inadequately controlled by diet and exercise: (i). As monotherapy, (ii). In dual combination therapy with metformin or sulfonylureas.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Red-brown pentagonal film coated Tiltab tablet with 'GSK' debossed on one side and '8' on the other side, both markings being located opposite the pentagonal tilt.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient rosiglitazone

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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