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Avandia

Active Substance: rosiglitazone
Common Name: rosiglitazone
ATC Code: A10BG02
Marketing Authorisation Holder: SmithKline Beecham Plc
Active Substance: rosiglitazone
Status: Withdrawn
Authorisation Date: 2000-07-11
Therapeutic Area: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Drugs used in diabetes

Therapeutic Indication

Rosiglitazone is indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus:

as monotherapy
-in patients (particularly overweight patients) inadequately controlled by diet and exercise for whom metformin is inappropriate because of contraindications or intolerance

as dual oral therapy in combination with
-metformin, in patients (particularly overweight patients) with insufficient glycaemic control despite maximal tolerated dose of monotherapy with metformin
-a sulphonylurea, only in patients who show intolerance to metformin or for whom metformin is contraindicated, with insufficient glycaemic control despite monotherapy with a sulphonylurea

as triple oral therapy in combination with
-metformin and a sulphonylurea, in patients (particularly overweight patients) with insufficient glycaemic control despite dual oral therapy (see section 4.4).

The marketing authorisation for Avandia has expired following the marketing-authorisation holder’s decision not to apply for a renewal.

Source: European Medicines Agency

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