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an antidiabetic agent that increases insulin sensitivity, used orally as the maleate salt in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A thiazolidinedione drug, C18H19N3O3S, used in its maleate form to treat type 2 diabetes.
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rosiglitazoneAvandia® Therapeutics A thiazolidinedione used in Pts with type 2 DM to ↑ the efficiency with which the body uses insulin Adverse effects Flu-like Sx, headache, weight gain Contraindications CHF
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
rosiglitazoneA THIAZOLIDINEDIONE drug used to control HYPERGLYCAEMIA in patients with Type 2 DIABETES. It reduces insulin resistance and has been found capable of restoring normoglycaemia and reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes in patients with impaired glucose rolerance or impaired fasting glucose levels, or both.
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