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Generic: metformin-rosiglitazone
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It helps to control blood sugar
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

Your health care professional will have to check blood tests regularly to assess the effect of this medication on your liver.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

If you have low blood sugar, eat or drink something that has sugar. Make sure others know to get medical help quickly if you have serious symptoms of low blood sugar, like if you become unconscious or have a seizure.

If you need surgery or if you will need a procedure with contrast drugs, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

Wear a medical identification bracelet or chain to say you have diabetes, and carry a card that lists all your medications.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • bone or joint pain
  • chest pain or tightness
  • dark urine
  • dizziness
  • fever, chills, sore throat
  • low blood sugar (ask your doctor or healthcare professional for a list of these symptoms)
  • muscle aches or pains
  • nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain
  • pain that radiates to the jaw or down the arm
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • sudden weight gain
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • backache
  • headache
  • high blood sugar
  • injury
  • fatigue
  • slow weight gain

               
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