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Galvus 50 mg
Galvus is a prescription treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The active composition is vildagliptin, a new class of oral anti-diabetic agent that enhances the activity of incretin hormone through inhibition of DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4). The oral administration of this anti-diabetic agent results in inhibition of DPP4 activity which increases the amount of incretin hormone found in the body, namely GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide. This, in turn, insulin sensitivity and reduces sugar level in the bloodstream. It is effective as a monotherapy in patients where the blood sugar is inadequately controlled by diet and exercise alone, and for whom treatment with metformin is inappropriate due to intolerance. Your doctor may also prescribe it as dual therapy in combination with another antidiabetic agent like metformin, sulphonylurea, and a thiazolidinedione in patients with insufficient sugar control despite treatment with a maximally tolerated dose of monotherapy with metformin. Vildagliptin is equally effective as triple therapy in combination with metformin and sulphonylurea when diet and exercise plus a dual combination anti-diabetic agent do not provide adequate glycaemic control. A diabetes patient may also receive Galvus 50 mg along with insulin when diet/exercise plus a stable dose of insulin is insufficient to manage diabetes. The medicine is a safe and effective new approach to target high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.
How to use? (infographics and instructions)
The amount of Galvus, a diabetes patient, must take varies depending on the blood sugar level as well as the condition associated with it. Follow your doctor’s instructions when it comes to taking this anti-diabetic agent. Your doctor will tell you exactly how many doses of Galvus you need to take to achieve blood glucose control. The maximum daily dose of Vildagliptin is 100 mg. The usual dose is 50 mg once daily when you are taking it with another medicine called a sulphonylurea. Galvus 100 mg, 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg in the evening is suggested with a combination of insulin or, metformin, or sulphonylurea.
Precautions (Things to remember, allergy, and warnings)
Do not take Galvus 50 mg if you are allergic to Vildagliptin or other inactive of the medicine. Let your doctor know if you have type 1 diabetes or you are taking anti-diabetic medicines known as sulphonylurea. Taking medicine together can reduce your blood glucose levels. Inform your doctor if you are on dialysis, have liver disease, suffer from heart failure, or have had a disease of the pancreas. The use of Galvus is contraindicated in children and adolescents up to 18 years of age.
Side Effects of Galvus 50 mg
Like any other pharmaceutical agent, Galvus 50 mg can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some adverse effects need immediate medical attention, and these include yellow skin and eyes, loss of appetite, dark-coloured urine, difficulty breathing, swollen face, tongue, or throat, sudden onset rash or hives, persistent pain in the abdomen which might reach to your back. Other commonly reported side effects are headache, dizziness, low blood glucose, excessive sweating, nausea, and trembling.