What is Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin) used for?
Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin) is an oral DPP-4 medication used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. The medication controls glucose levels in the blood to prevent symptoms such as tremors, fatigue, increased urination, faintness, or seizures. It is normally used along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the best results from treatment. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin)?
Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin) is normally taken once daily along with the first meal of the day, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin)?
Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include tremors, hypoglycaemia, hepatitis, pancreatitis, or severe skin reactions. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, under the age of eighteen, or who have type 1 diabetes, severe heart failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, or decreased liver function. You are also recommended to disclose if you have mild heart failure, kidney failure, or severely reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Galvus (Vildagliptin/Metformin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.