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What is Avandamet?
Avandamet is an oral anti-diabetic drug composed of 2 medications, metformin and rosiglitazone maleate. In combination, these drugs work to control blood sugar levels in patients with type-2 diabetes. Avandamet is intended to be used in combination with diet and exercise.
How does Avandamet work?
The 2 medications in Avandamet (metformin and rosiglitazone maleate), work in different but complementary ways. Metformin belongs to the class of medications called biguanides. This drug works by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates. Rosiglitazone, however, belongs to the class of medications called thiazolidinediones, and works by allowing more glucose to enter fat, muscles, and the liver. In combination, these 2 medications work as a team to control blood sugar levels.
Avandamet comes in the following dosages and strengths:
- 2 mg/500 mg
- 4 mg/500 mg
- 2 mg/1000 mg
- 4 mg/1000 mg
The dose should be started at 2 mg/500 mg once or twice a day, and increased per patient tolerance and individualization. If blood sugar is not well controlled after 4 weeks, the dosage can be increased by 2 mg/500 mg until adequate con