Galvus 50mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Galvus Tablet

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Uses of Galvus Tablet

Galvus 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Galvus Tablet

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Headache, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Nasopharyngitis, Upper respiratory tract infection.

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How to use Galvus Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Galvus 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Galvus Tablet works

Galvus 50mg tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas after meals when blood sugar is high.

In Depth Information on Galvus Tablet

Expert advice for Galvus Tablet

  • Galvus can be taken with or without food.
  • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
  • Get your blood sugar monitored regularly.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. These could be symptoms of pancreatitis.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe joint pain.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Galvus 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Galvus 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Galvus 50mg Tablet
during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Galvus 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Galvus 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Galvus 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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UNSAFE
Galvus 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised if you are taking this medicine.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decmax 4mg Tablet, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Pericort 4mg Tablet, Depo Medrol 40mg/ml Injection

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Vildagliptin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Galvus 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Vildagliptin

Galvus is an oral antidiabetic drug which belongs to the group of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It lowers the blood sugar levels by increasing the release of insulin and decreasing glucagon levels. It has a lesser risk of hypoglycemia compared to other drugs and does not cause weight gain.
Galvus is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. However, there are some common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) when used with insulin or sulphonylurea, upper respiratory tract infection and nasopharyngitis.
No, Galvus is not known to cause either weight gain or weight loss. Weight gain can happen when Galvus is used with other antidiabetic medicines like thiazolidinediones, sulfonylureas or insulin.
Yes, you can take Galvus with insulin. Using them together can lower the insulin dose and decrease the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
Galvus can lower blood sugar level (hypoglycemia). It happens more often if you delay or miss your food, do more than routine exercise, drink alcohol or take other antidiabetic medicine along with. Be cautious of symptoms of hypoglycemia and always keep glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important
Q. How is Galvus different from teneligliptin?
Galvus and Teneligliptin belong to same class of drugs with a similar efficacy to lower blood sugar levels. However, teneligliptin is taken once a day and needs no dose adjustment in patients with kidney disease while Galvus is used twice daily and needs a dose adjustment in moderate to severe kidney failure.
Q. Can I take Galvus with metformin? What is the benefit out of it?
Yes, Galvus can be taken with metformin. It is a good add-on treatment if the blood sugars are very high even after taking metformin in maximum tolerated dose. However, consult the doctor before taking them together as a dose adjustment may be needed.
Q. Can I take Galvus with teneligliptin?
No, Galvus should not be taken with teneligliptin. As both Galvus and teneligliptin belong to the same class of drugs and a combination of these can cause an increase in the side effects especially pancreatitis.
Q. Can I take Galvus with gliclazide?
Yes, Galvus and gliclazide can be taken together as it can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Galvus belongs to the group of drugs called incretins which have been associated with pancreatic cancer in some clinical studies. However, a definite evidence is missing, so, it is advisable to talk to your doctor regarding the same.
Q. Is this combination of Galvus with voglibose beneficial?
Yes, a combined use of Galvus and voglibose is seen to be more effective than either of the medicine alone. This helps in a better control of blood sugar levels without any increase in the side effects. However, Voglibose can also lower the blood levels of Galvus, so a dose adjustment of the medicines may be needed.
Q. Is it beneficial to use Galvus with liraglutide?
No, it is not advisable to take Galvus with Liraglutide. Both work by increasing the level of incretin hormones and can be expected to have a better efficacy however, there can be an increased risk of side effects like pancreatitis.
Q. Would the results be better if I use Galvus with pioglitazone?
Yes, a combined use of Galvus and pioglitazone is seen to be more effective than either of the medicine alone. This helps in a better control of blood sugar levels without any increase in the side effects.
Q. Can Galvus be taken with digoxin?
Yes, Galvus can be taken with digoxin. No drug-drug interactions or change in side effect profile is seen when they are used together.
Q. Which is more beneficial Galvus or saxagliptin?
Galvus and Saxagliptin belongs to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action. However, Galvus is seen to be more effective in controlling blood sugar levels with fewer fluctuations compared to saxagliptin.
Q. How different is Galvus from Linagliptin?
Both Galvus and Linagliptin lowers blood sugar levels but Galvus is more effective. However, Linagliptin is once a day medicine and safe to use in kidney disease patients without any dose adjustment while Galvus is taken twice a day and a dose adjustment is needed in kidney disease patients.
Q. How helpful is this combination of Galvus with glimepiride?
Yes, Galvus and glimepiride can be taken together as it can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
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