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Metformin 1000mg+Vildagliptin 50mg
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Drug Information

What is Metformin + Vildagliptin combination used for?

Metformin + Vildagliptin combination is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Metformin + Vildagliptin combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Metformin + Vildagliptin combination work?

In Metformin + Vildagliptin combination, Metformin belongs to a class of drugs called anti-diabetic drugs. It controls the blood glucose levels in the body by restoring the body’s ability to use insulin. It also reduces the absorption of glucose from the intestine and decreases the production of glucose in the liver.

Vildagliptin belongs to the class of drugs called anti-diabetics. It works by increasing the production of insulin, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

How to take Metformin + Vildagliptin combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Metformin + Vildagliptin combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Metformin + Vildagliptin combination with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Metformin + Vildagliptin combination, 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.

The overdose symptoms of Metformin + Vildagliptin combination may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Muscle pain
  • Oedema
  • Diarrhoea
  • Renal failure

What are the drugs that interact with Metformin + Vildagliptin combination?

Drugs that interact with Metformin + Vildagliptin combination are:

  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Cetirizine
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Clopidogrel
  • Levothyroxine
  • Pregabalin
  • Rosuvastatin

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 Metformin + Vildagliptin combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Metformin + Vildagliptin combination:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache

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

  • Upper urinary tract infection
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels)

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 Metformin + Vildagliptin combination?

  • Avoid Metformin + Vildagliptin combination in case of allergic reactions.
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Metformin + Vildagliptin combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Eat a healthy diet and perform regular exercise while on Metformin + Vildagliptin combination for effective outcomes.

You are advised not to take Metformin + Vildagliptin combination 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 Metformin + Vildagliptin combination?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing liver or kidney diseases, bleeding problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in Metformin + Vildagliptin

Frequently asked questions about Metformin + Vildagliptin combination

  1. How should Metformin + Vildagliptin combination be stored?
  2. Metformin + Vildagliptin combination is stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.

  3. Is it safe to take Metformin + Vildagliptin combination if I have a history of gallstones?
  4. It is not advisable to take Metformin + Vildagliptin combination if you have a history of gallstones. However, please consult your doctor.

  5. Is Metformin + Vildagliptin combination useful in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
  6. Yes, Metformin + Vildagliptin combination is also used in the treatment of PCOS. However, please consult your doctor before using the drug.  

  7. Do I need to monitor for any laboratory parameters while on Metformin + Vildagliptin combination?
  8. Yes, regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised while on Metformin + Vildagliptin combination.

  9. Can I use Metformin + Vildagliptin combination for type 1 diabetes?
  10. No, Metformin + Vildagliptin combination is only prescribed for the patients with type 2 diabetes.

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