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Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride
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Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you are 80 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could be more sensitive to low blood sugar.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high cholesterol, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Do not drive if blood sugar has been low. There is a greater risk of an accident.

• Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may occur.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Risk of pregnancy in females of childbearing age who have not been ovulating.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work to prevent pregnancy. Use another form of birth control while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Low blood sugar. Signs include anger, shaking, fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating. Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.

• High cholesterol level.

• Headache.

• Nasal irritation.

• Weight gain.

• Swelling.

• Weakened bones.

• Liver damage can rarely occur.

• Heart failure can occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Signs or symptoms of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, severe sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, increased sputum or change in color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.

• Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar.

• Difficulty breathing.

• Chest pain or pressure.

• Swelling of legs or belly.

• Significant weight gain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Not able to eat.

• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.

• Sudden change in vision or in the way you see color.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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