Side effects of avandia
Avandia Side Effects
I gained about 20 lbs taking Avandia and was concerned about my heart. I expressed these concerns to my doctor and she said, that's crazy, there is no reason to believe side effects of avandia.
I told her i wasn't taking it and that was final. she put me on Actos and weeks later i saw lawsuits starting about heart problems with Avandia.
I then gained 20 lbs on the Actos and stopped taking it for about 4 months, i lost 32 lbs fairly quickly, but my blood sugar went back up so i was put back on the medication.
I have gained 26 lbs in the 3 months since. my body aches all the time and when i sit for any length of time, i stand up and have to hesitate before walking. i am only 48 yo. Avandia Side effects and Actos Side Effects
Alba here from All-About-Beating-Diabetes.com
Avandia and Actos are part of the Thiazolidinediones
As for any other drug, Avandia and Actos have their side effects, including:
- water retention (edema), which must be considered in patients with heart failure.
- liver damages; although from 2008 it is thought both of them are free from this side effects.
That's why you're "gaining weight". I think it's not a proper weight-gain but it's an accumulation of water in your body. This is exactly you need to discuss with your doc.
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