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Clinical trials suggest that Rosiglitazone ( Avandia ), a drug that helps control blood glucose levels, may also reduce blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. According to the American Hear ...


Results from the first head-to-head study demonstrated that Pioglitazone ( Actos ) improved components of diabetic dyslipidemia to a significantly greater extent than Rosiglitazone ( Avandia ). Sp ...


Thiazolidinediones, or glitazones, are drugs commonly prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes. Current FDA ( Food and Drug Administration )-approved agents are known as Pioglitazone ( Actos ) and ...


Diabetes is a strong, independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a problem which accounts for approximately 70% of all mortality in people with diabetes. Prospective studies show that compa ...


A meta-analysis of previous research suggests that use of Pioglitazone ( Actos ), a glycemic control medication for patients with type 2 diabetes, significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarcti ...


A widely used class of diabetes medications appears to be associated with an increased risk for fractures. “ The insulin-sensitizing thiazolidinediones are a relatively new and effective class of o ...


There is no convincing evidence that the newer class of diabetes drugs, known as glitazones or thiazolidinediones, offer real advantages over other diabetes drugs, when used on their own, concludes th ...


A class of oral drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus may make heart failure worse, according to an editorial published in Heart.Sonal Singh and Curt D Furberg recommend strong restrictions in ...


A class of oral drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus may make heart failure worse, according to an editorial published in Heart.Sonal Singh and Curt D Furberg recommend strong restrictions in ...


The diabetes medication Metformin may be associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies. No associations were found bet ...


Older adults who take Rosiglitazone ( Avandia ), a diabetes medication, appear to have a higher risk of death and heart failure than those taking the related medication Pioglitazone ( Actos ).In 1997, ...


Patients with diabetes who take the medication Rosiglitazone ( Avandia ) may be less likely to develop the eye disease proliferative diabetic retinopathy or to experience reductions in visual acuity.P ...


Long-term use of glitazones, oral diabetic drugs, doubles the risk of fractures in women with type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal ( CMAJ ).In absolu ...