Liver function tests are now required less often for patients taking Actos (pioglitazone) or Avandia (rosiglitazone)

Liver function tests are now required less often for patients taking Actos (pioglitazone) or Avandia (rosiglitazone).

The serious hepatotoxicity caused by the first glitazone, Rezulin, led to strict liver monitoring for the other glitazones.

Liver enzymes were recommended every 2 months for the first year for Actos and Avandia.

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