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User Reviews for Avandia

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Diabetes, Type 2   4.3
8 reviews 151 medications

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Bcampbell · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 7, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2: “My father was on avandia for 5 years and suffered a heart attack. His doctor told my family that he had no heart concerns before taking avandia. My father died because of this medication. I do not recommend this drug”

1 / 10
augustsh November 4, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I had terrible leg cramps all over my legs for hours at night. So bad nearly all muscles in both legs at same time. I passed out with pain so severe. The day I quit Avandia the cramps stopped.”

3 / 10
clund September 30, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Although Avandia was very efficient in controlling my blood sugars, I had a reaction to it which resulted in my heart skipping beats beating very hard. While on Avandia, I was unable to complete stress tests. After quitting Avandia, I have had no more heart problems and can now successfully complete stress tests.”

3 / 10
Anonymous July 22, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Avandia had some side effects with me that the doctors thought was cancer. They insisted it could not be the medicine but after over a year of multiple scans biopsies and bone marrow tests, I chose to quit taking the medicine on my own. My blood sugar skyrocketed but my immune system started working again. I haven't had to go to the hospital since. ”

1 / 10
Anonymous July 14, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Numbers were good but weight gain was terrible. Gained 5 pounds almost immediately; a total of 30 altogether.”

Anonymous April 25, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Very effective but some side effects. Causes weight gain. Potential cardiac health risks. Has some unintended good side effects too though.”

8 / 10
Anonymous February 22, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I used Avandia 8mg once a day for 5 years and A1c went from 9 to 5.4. I had a headache in the beginning. No other problems. Then the big scare happened and my doctor took me off and I am on glipizide. I think I will go back to Avandia.”

nemrak April 24, 2008

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been taking 4mg once in morning for last 8 or 9 years without any problems. Weight is staying stable within 5 lbs /- for the last 8 or 9 years. ”

10 / 10

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