March 9, 2017 | dev Avandia Quick Reference Guide Generic name Rosiglitazone maleate Date approved May 28, 1999 Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline Status On the market Approved uses Type II diabetes Serious side effects Edema (accumulation of fluids) Swelling of the feet Congestive heart failure Hepatitis What is Avandia? Avandia (rosiglitazone), manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is a top-selling drug for Type II diabetes. Who takes it, and for what condition? People with Type II diabetes take Avandia. How does Avandia work? Avandia helps control blood sugar levels by making diabetics more sensitive to their own insulin. Studies have found that people who take Avandia have an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. On September 23, 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will restrict the use of Avandia to patients with Type II diabetes who cannot control their diabetes with other medications. What can you do? If you or a loved one took Avandia and suffered from serious side effects, including heart attack or fatal congestive heart failure, you have valuable legal rights. Please call our toll-free number ( 1-888-341-1405 ) to discuss your case with one of our Avandia injury lawyers. Contact the Boston law firm of Thornton Law Firm LLP online or at 1-888-341-1405 for a free consultation with a recognized leader in Massachusetts drug and medical device litigation. You have nothing to risk. We offer a fair and accurate assessment of your case, and, perhaps, some hope.