1 Replies |Report This| Share this:New Study: Avandia Riskier Than ActosOlder patients who take <a href="http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-17300-avandia+oral.aspx">Avandia</a> have a higher risk of death, <a href="http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/default.htm">heart failure</a> , and <a href="http://www.webmd.com/stroke/default.htm">stroke</a> than patients taking <a href="http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-17410-Actos+Oral.aspx?drugid=17410&drugname=Actos+Oral">Actos</a> , a similar <a href="http://diabetes.webmd.com/default.htm">diabetes</a> drug, a new study finds.
Keep in mind that no one should suddenly discontinue their medication without talking to their personal physician. But, if you are on Avandia-it would be wise to call your physician and see if safety concerns mean you should change medications.
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Report This| Share this:New Study: Avandia Riskier Than ActosHere is the WebMD Article: <a href="http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20100628/new-study-avandia-riskier-than-actos">New Study: Avandia Riskier than Actos</a> <br /> <br /> Keep in mind that no one should suddenly discontinue their medication without talking to their personal physician. But, if you are on Avandia-it would be wise to call your physician and see if safety concerns mean you should change medications.
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