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Question:

From San Diego, California, USA:

Is there an insulin sensitizer on the market that does not have an associated heart warning risk? If someone had a family history of heart disease without a family history of diabetes, would a drug with a heart risk warning be inadvisable?

Answer:

Heart warnings are on both the thiazolidinedione medications (Avandia [rosiglitazone] and Actos [pioglitazone]) that are on the market. Anyone who has a family history of heart disease and contemplates going on a medication which carries a risk for it, should be monitored very carefully.

JTL

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Original posting 4 Dec 2001
Posted to Pills for Diabetes

  
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