A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
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Take Avandamet by mouth as prescribed by your physician usually once or twice daily with a meal.
Avandamet’s active ingredients include rosiglitazone and metformin hydrochloride. The inactive ingredients include:
You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or do any activity that requires attention or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
Limit alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase your risk of developing low blood sugar. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to rosiglitazone or metformin or if you have any other allergies.
This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Also, let your doctor know about your medical history.
Side effects that may occur while taking this medication include: