Medicines Board withdraws diabetes treatment

Medicines Board withdraws diabetes treatment

A drug used to treat diabetes has been withdrawn by the Irish Medicines Board after a warning from the EU.

There are fears Rosiglitazone, also known by the brand names Avandia, Avandamet and Avaglim, may impact on cardiovascular health.

The IMB is urging patients who are currently taking these medicines to make an appointment with their doctor.

However, they are advised not to abruptly stop taking the drug, while doctors are advised not to issue any new or repeat prescriptions.


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