about Avandia- my doctor's office just sent me a letter about a recent study (3-5-year) that showed that women who take Avandia and Actos have a higher percentage of fractures of the hands, feet, legs, and arms (non- osteoporosis places- no hips or spine) than those who take metformin or pancreas stimulating drugs. Both Merck and Takeda were required to inform physicians of this finding by the FDA.
You can do a search of Avandia,fracture on Google to find the actual FDA directive, and summaries of the research studies.
You might want to re-consider asking for Avandia as a preventative- it has a lot of other nasty side-effects (like congestive heart failure) too.
thanks so much for the response, that is just the kind of info i was curious about. since this post i have read that metformin can affect the liver in some people and i am already on a medication that requires that i have regular liver tests so that might be out for me too but at least now i have some knowledge to take with me when i talk to my GP.
(my signature is mine and my husbands for over at the prostate cancer forum)
what is PCOS Sandy?