Rosiglitazone is prescribed to diabetic patients who are unable to control their blood sugar via other medications. It may be prescribed in conjunction with other diabetes medications or given to patients by itself. This medication works by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin so that insulin more effectively controls blood sugar levels.
This medication can cause the body to retain fluids. As a result, patients who have ever suffered heart failure or who have limited mobility due to heart problems have an increased risk of congestive heart failure while on Rosiglitazone. This medication also increases the risk that patients may have a heart attack. Patients who have heart disease or a history of heart attacks or heart failure should not take this medication.