Skip to comments.Call to 'suspend' diabetes drug (Avandia)(EU)
Posted on 09/23/2010 3:58:36 PM PDT by decimon
A widely-used diabetes drug should be pulled from the market, European regulators say.
Avandia is used to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients.
It was licensed 10 years ago and more than 100,000 patients in the UK use it despite on-going concerns linking it to heart problems.
After reviewing safety data, the European Medicines Agency said the benefits no longer outweighed the risks and it should be suspended.
The drug - generic name rosiglitazone - is also used in combination with other drugs under the names Avandamet and Avaglim.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Just an FYI ping.
This drug pretty much killed my mother. it gave her congestive heart failure and even though we complained to the doctor that the drug was the cause , they refused to take her off of it.
so my feisty mother took herself off of it! And lived a few years longer!
Sometimes you need a different doctor. Glad your mom prevailed.
This sounds reasonable, IMHO.
FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes ping list.
It’s about time. That is one dangerous med.
If you’re on this drug, get off.
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