I had an adverse reaction to Avandia gaining over 60# of excess fluid which included a 15 # gain in less than a week after my dossage was doubled from 4 mg to 8mg. I eneded up in the ER with chest pains. Heart Cath turned up normal, was taken off avandia and put on medformin and januvia. Within months I was diagnosed with Fatty Liver Disease. I went from 240# to 308# while on Avandia and Actos. Is there a link to Avandia and Organ Damage ? This Drug has ruined my life!
Hi, i just researched this a bit. You need to be extremely careful taking this med if you have any liver problems as there have been cases of the drug having detrimental effects on the liver. Also i copied this;
Notify your doctor if you develop any unusual swelling or a rapid weight increase.
You should be aware that people taking Avandia tend to gain a little weight, typically around 5 to 10 pounds. The cause is thought to be a combination of fluid retention and fat accumulation.
I hope this helps a bit?
- Avandia Information for Consumers
- Avandia Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Avandia (detailed)
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