Avandaryl and Alcohol speaks to Avandaryl alcohol interaction, what is Avandaryl and Avandaryl side effects.
Avandaryl generic names glimepiride and rositglitazone is an oral diabetes drug used to help control blood glucose levels in diabetes type 2 patients. It may also be used for other purposes.
It is suggested that you do not drink alcohol while using the drug as blood sugar levels may go to low.
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.
Do not use avandaryl if you are in a state of diabeteic ketoacidosis or if you are taking any nitrate medications.
Before using inform your physician if you have congestive heart failure, heart disease, a history of heart attack or stroke, an enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, liver disease, kidney or adrenal gland disorders or diabetic eye problems.
Less serious side effects of Avandaryl and alcohol are weight gain, diarrhea, sneezing, runny nose, cough, cold, headache, back pain, joint pain, dizziness, weakness, mild itching or skin rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Avandaryl and alcohol are short of breath, swelling or rapid weight gain, pale skin, light headed, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, changes in your vision, chest pain or heavy feeling, shoulder or arm pain, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
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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