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Diabetes drug may cause lipid abnormalities in some

UK researchers have warned diabetic consumers that Avandia (rosiglitazone) can cause a huge decrease in HDL's (good cholesterol) and an increase in fasting triglycerides. The balance is quickly restored however when drug use stops. However, Avandia also does produce a huge improvement in blood sugar control. This side effect was not observed amongst any of the 1400 patients involved in clinical trials and is thus probably quite rare. As a precaution, users of the drug should closely monitor their cholesterol levels.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health UK

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About: Diabetes drug may cause lipid abnormalities in some

Date: 26 November 2004

Source: Reuters Health UK

Author: Megan Rauscher


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  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Side effects and diabetes
  • Side effects and type 1 diabetes
  • Side effect and type 2 diabetes
  • Side effects and high cholesterol
  • Side effects and lipid abnormalities medication and diabetes
  • Medication and type 1 diabetes
  • Medication and type 2 diabetes
  • Medication and high cholesterol
  • Medication and lipid abnormalities

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