Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate) is a prescription pill that increases your body's sensitivty to insulin. It is used primarily to treat type 2 diabetes is also being used to treat metabolic syndrome.
Avandia improves glycemic control while reducing circulating insulin levels. Avandia lowers blood sugar and helps keep blood sugar under control.
Avandia helps treat "metabolic syndrome". Metabolic syndrome is a new condition that medical researchers now believe may be affecting up to 75 million Americans. It may be the primary cause behind the obesity epidemic. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions, including: high triglycerides abd LDLs in the blood, excess abdominal weight, elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, plus prothrombotic and/or proinflammatory states.
Avandia is one of the drugs that is now being used to treat metabolic syndrome. It has been shown to help people lose abdominal weight.
Avandia is sometimes taken by itself, but is often taken with other diabetes or metabolic syndrome drugs. Other forms of Avandia include:
Avandamet - a combination of Avandia and metformin
Avandaryl - a combination of Avandia and glimepiride
Avandia has been around since 1999. Over 4 million people have taken Avandia.
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