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Drug Information for GALVUS 50mg Tablet 14's

What is GALVUS 50mg Tablet used for?

GALVUS 50mg Tablet is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is indicated in patients whose blood sugar levels are inadequately controlled by healthy diet and exercise.

GALVUS 50mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does GALVUS 50mg Tablet work?

GALVUS 50mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-diabetic agents. This drug acts by increasing the production of certain hormones, which helps in controlling blood sugar level.

How to take GALVUS 50mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take GALVUS 50mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of GALVUS 50mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with GALVUS 50mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with GALVUS 50mg Tablet include the following:

  • Amitriptyline
  • Asenapine
  • Atorvastatin
  • Bromocriptine
  • Captopril
  • Chlorpropamide
  • Clozapine
  • Desipramine
  • Digoxin
  • Ergotamine
  • Glipizide
  • Imipramine
  • Insulin
  • Lopinavir
  • Nortriptyline
  • Pethidine
  • Polythiazide
  • Ramipril
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Simvastatin
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Triazolam
  • Verapamil
  • Zidovudine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of GALVUS 50mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of GALVUS 50mg Tablet:

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Hepatic dysfunction
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle pain
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Increased palpitations
  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Tremors

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking GALVUS 50mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to GALVUS 50mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of GALVUS 50mg Tablet.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if GALVUS 50mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on GALVUS 50mg Tablet.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • If you have to undergo any surgery or medical procedure, you must inform the doctor about the use of GALVUS 50mg Tablet.

You are advised not to take GALVUS 50mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking GALVUS 50mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of cardiac, liver and kidney impairment.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the use of GALVUS 50mg Tablet.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about GALVUS 50mg Tablet

  1. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking GALVUS 50mg Tablet?
  2. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking GALVUS 50mg Tablet tablet as it decreases the drug absorption.

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of GALVUS 50mg Tablet?
  4. Do not alter the dose of GALVUS 50mg Tablet tablet without consulting the doctor as it may lead to complications.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking GALVUS 50mg Tablet?
  6. It is advised to monitor your liver function and blood glucose levels on a regular basis while taking GALVUS 50mg Tablet tablet.

  7. Can I take GALVUS 50mg Tablet tablet to treat type 1 diabetes?
  8. GALVUS 50mg Tablet tablet is not prescribed for patients with type 1 diabetes. Please consult your doctor.


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