Active ingredients: rosiglitazone + metformin
What it is used for
AVANDAMET is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus ( non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus), as dual combination therapy in patients who are already treated with rosiglitazone and metformin in combination, or who are inadequately treated on metformin or rosiglitazone alone, or in triple combination therapy with sulfonylureas in patients already stabilised on triple therapy with separate dose forms of rosiglitazone, metformin and sulfonylureas, see Dosage and Administration.
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 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Pale pink, film coated oval tablet with 'gsk' debossed on one side and '2/500' on the other.
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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.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient rosiglitazone + metformin
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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