Metformin Rosiglitazone Alcohol Interaction

Metformin Rosiglitazone Alcohol

Metformin Rosiglitazone is commonly used for treating type 2 diabetes for people who do not use daily insulin injections. Avandamet contains a combination of the two drugs and functions by decreasing the amount of sugar that the liver produces and the intestines absorb. It helps your body to be more sensitive to the insulin your body produces.

Moderate alcohol consumption is allowed but be careful as alcohol will affect the liver sugar production function.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

It should not be used if allergic to either metformin or rosiglitazone, have severe heart failure, kidney disease or you are in a diabetic ketoacidosis, will be having a dye x-ray or CT scan, not used with nitrate medication, congestive heart problems, heart disease, history of heart attack or stroke, liver disease or diabetic eye problems.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are headache, tired feeling, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, back pain, joint pain, stuffy nose, sneezing or sore throat.If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are chest pain, pain spreading to the arm and shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, sudden numbness, weakness, headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech or balance, swelling or rapid weight gain, pale skin, light headed, short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, severe blistering, peeling or red skin rash or jaundice.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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