GALVUS 50mg Tablet 14's

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Vildagliptin 50mg
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Drug Information for GALVUS 50mg Tablet 14's

What is GALVUS?

  • GALVUS contains Vildagliptin which belongs to oral antidiabetics







What GALVUS is used for?

  • GALVUS is used to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes
  • It is used when diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone
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Talk to your doctor before taking GALVUS, if you:

  • are allergic to vildagliptin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have type 1 diabetes 
  • have a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis
  • have moderate or severe liver or kidney disease
  • are on dialysis
  • suffer from heart failure
  • have or have had a disease of the pancreas
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  • GALVUS is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding
  • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant or planning to be pregnant
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  • The use of GALVUS in children and adolescents up to 18 years of age is not recommended
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  • If you feel dizzy while taking GALVUS, do not drive or use machines
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Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines

  • thiazides or other diuretics
  • corticosteroids
  • thyroid medicines
  • certain medicines affecting the nervous system
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The maximum daily dose is 100 mg

The usual dose of GALVUS is 

  • 50 mg daily taken as one dose in the morning 
  • 100 mg daily taken as 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg in the evening 
  • 50 mg daily in the morning if you have moderate or severe kidney disease or if you are on dialysis
  • Swallow the tablet whole with some water
  • Your doctor will regularly monitor your condition to check that the treatment is having the desired effect

If you take more GALVUS

  • If you take more GALVUS, talk to your doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately

If you forget to take GALVUS

  • If you forget to take a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • Then take your next dose at the usual time
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed
  • Do not take a double dose (two tablets at once) to make up for a forgotten tablet

If you stop taking GALVUS

  • Do not stop taking GALVUS unless your doctor tells you to stop
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.




  • angioedema marked by swollen face, tongue or throat, difficulty in swallowing, difficulty in breathing, sudden onset rash or hives
  • liver disease (hepatitis)such as yellow skin and eyes, nausea, loss of appetite or dark-coloured urine, which may indicate liver disease (hepatitis)
  • inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) marked by severe and persistent pain in the abdomen (stomach area), which might reach through to your back, as well as nausea and vomiting
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  • headache
  • constipation
  • swollen hands, ankle or feet (oedema)
  • joint pain
  • low blood glucose
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What is type-2 diabetes mellitus?

  • Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not make enough insulin or if the insulin that the body makes does not work as well as it should. It can also develop if the body produces too much glucagon
  • Insulin is a substance which helps to lower the level of sugar in the blood, especially after meals
  • Diabetic skin lesions which is a common complication of diabetes
  • You are advised to follow the recommendations for skin and foot care given by your doctor and to pay attention to new onset of blisters or ulcers while taking GALVUS
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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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