AVANDIA (rosiglitazone maleate) is an oral antidiabetic agent which acts primarily by increasing insulin sensitivity. Avandia is used primarily for type 2 diabetes to control blood sugar levels. Recent studies suggest Avandia is linked to congestive heart failure and myocardial ischemia. If you or a loved one has suffered from a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or other health complications from taking Avandia, our Avandia attorneys are here to help. Please contact us for a free case evaluation.
- Congestive heart failure
- Liver toxicity
- Low blood pressure
Studies Suggest Heart Risk With Diabetes Drug Avandia
ABC News, June 28, 2010
People who take the widely used diabetes drug Avandia may be putting themselves at higher risk of developing fatal heart problems, according to two large studies published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Research Ties Diabetes Drug to Heart Woes
The New York Times, February 19, 2010
Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend the drug be removed from the market.