Diabetes Drug Tied To Heart Risks

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A new analysis links the widely prescribed diabetes drug Avandia to greater risk of heart attack and possibly death.More than 6 million people worldwide have taken the GlaxoSmithKline drug since it came on the ...
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PharmBoy

Smyrna, GA

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#107
Jun 17, 2007
 
It seems as though each of your physicians have varied and scattered knowledge of the TZD drugs.(which is usually the case). Anyone ever tried talking to their pharmacist? The younger ones are more clinically trained than older ones, so look for them. They are there to help... I'm one of them.
JoeT

Phoenix, AZ

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#108
Jun 18, 2007
 
Any diabetics out there here about this new treatment in Brazil with stem cells?!?!?!?
Intriguing stuff, and our media tries to dumb it down and make it a moral debate. Pathetic.
Also, curious to see what some alternative methods for diabetics are currently being tried. Because information like this, "diabetes drug tied to heart risks", makes me a little scared of drugs! It should to all hopefully.
I have tons of online resources for diabetics to look at -- check out this co's website (Jigsaw Health) http://www.jigsawhealth.com/articles/Diabetes... .
Tons of useful information and advice; and you do not have to pay anything get valuable information!!!
Rock 'n roll!!!
Marie - United Stat4es

Hampton, NH

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#109
Jul 3, 2007
 
I developed aortic stenosis discovered in 2004 - the results of two stress tests pre-surgery. There was no heart problems in 1979 when I had my last stress test. i have been on 8mg. of Avandia for years - before and after surgery. Just last week my doctor changed my med. I also take 500mg. capsules of cinnamon (just this year) twice daily and my blood sugars have been normal. I am wondering if my stenosis could have been caused by avandia. It will eventually have to be addressed. Right now I only have chest pain on occasion. All my vitals are normal and cholesterol is 182.
Marie - United Stat4es

Hampton, NH

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#110
Jul 3, 2007
 
I transposed the letters of the year by mistake. It was 1997 that I had my first stress test pre- surgery.
type2

Manchester, UK

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#111
Jul 5, 2007
 
with all the brains in the world man has got no cure for this disease.

or so we have been told.

There are certain vegetables out there that do help, I have found only 1 problem\side affect though.
The veg I tried had been dried and ground into powder, I took a quarter of a teaspoon every morning, and the same at night.
I was always at 9 mmol(UK reading)in the mornings.
Now I am around 7 mmol.
But it will not work if I eat any kind of oily\fried or greasy food.
Oh, the side effect was the same as using a laxative, I go more often.

other than that I feel good, no high blood preasure or anything else I can think of.
My neighbour brought it back from her country, it works for me but it tastes dreadful!
Still its better than tablets.

any one found anything else that we can try?

Since: Jul 07

Chicago, IL

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#113
Jul 22, 2007
 
For any article on the Avandia problem and its implications see:

"FDA: Tortoise, Hare or Something Else" which can be found at:

http://blog.aesisgroup.com/2007/07/02/fda-tor...
Mark

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Aug 1, 2007
 

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GSK sure looks evil - but I believe they are just becoming the poster-child for the fact that ALL drugs are not perfect. There are problems with the FDA Drug Approval process - God knows I am not smart enough to figure it out. But I am smart enough to know that the Drug Companies follow the rules that the FDA sets forth and COULD NEVER/and WOULD NEVER pass a truly unsafe drug to the public. Unfortunately, much of the safety problems with drugs are the fault of overworked doctors who can't monitor everything with all their patients.
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Huntingdon Valley, PA

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#115
Mar 25, 2010
 
You may want to visit this site for adverse drug reactions:
https://www.prosoftedc.com/aers.html
It is quite interesting.
Lawyer Up

United States

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#116
Jul 14, 2010
 
If you or someone you know has had a heart attack, stroke, angina, congestive heart failure, or other serious injury while taking the prescription drug Avandia it is important that you contact an experienced law firm to represent you. We have recovered millions of dollars for victims of prescription drug cases. Learn more about how we can help at: http://www.avandiasideeffectlawsuit.com/

Since: Nov 12

Norristown, PA

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#120
Jan 24, 2013
 
does anyone have or know anyone who has gotten swollen eyelids from taking avandia. i have chronic swollen eyelids since starting avandia in 2007. i have had all kinds of tests and no one knows what is the cause. i have even had 2 surgeries on my eyelids and that has not helped. i stopped taking avandia in 2009 and suffered a heat attack in 2010.

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