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Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Galvus Met Tablet

Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Galvus Met Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea

How to use Galvus Met 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. Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.

How Galvus Met Tablet works

Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and Vildagliptin. Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Vildagliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

Galvus Met Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Galvus Met 50mg/500mg 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.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended if you are taking this medicine. Use of $med_name is preferably not advised in patients with liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
  • Take it in addition to regular exercise and healthy diet to lower levels of blood sugar.
  • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines. 
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anaesthetic.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Galvus Met 50mg/500mg Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
  • Your doctor may check your kidney and liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Galvus Met

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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
I have type 2 diabetes since 2 years. Since 6 months, my sugar level remains between 130-150. I take doctor prescribed Gluconorm tablet twice a day. Is it enough?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
I think you should follow diabatic diet chart which will help you to your sugar level in normal limit with tab. gluconorm
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Galvus Met lead to hypoglycemia?

The use of Galvus Met does not usually cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) alone. But it could occur if there is insufficient supplementation of calories while taking this medicine. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky. The symptoms are more likely to be noticed if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take any other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. It is recommended to always carry glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.

Q. Can the use of Galvus Met cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Galvus Met can cause nausea and vomiting. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Galvus Met?

The use of Galvus Met should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine is also considered to be harmful for patients with severe kidney impairment, liver impairment, congestive heart failure, lactic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Q. What is the storage condition for the Galvus Met?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Galvus Met?

Galvus Met is a combination of two anti-diabetic drugs: Metformin and Vildagliptin. Metformin is an anti-diabetic medicine and belongs to the class of biguanides. It lowers the glucose production in the liver, delays glucose absorption from the intestines and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Vidagliptin inhibits the enzyme DPP4 inhibitor and increases the release of insulin from the pancreas. This combination is not advised for the patients below 18 years of age.

Q. Can the use of Galvus Met cause lactic acidosis?

Yes, the use of Galvus Met can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by increased levels of lactic acid in the blood. It is also known as MALA (Metformin-associated lactic acidosis). It is a very rare side effect associated with the use of metformin and therefore, it is avoided in patients with underlying kidney disease, old age patients or who take large amounts of alcohol. Symptoms of lactic acidosis may include muscle pain or weakness, dizziness, tiredness, feeling of cold in arms and legs, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or slow heart rate. If you have these symptoms, stop taking Galvus Met and immediately consult your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Galvus Met lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Galvus Met can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use. It interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems.

Q. Is it safe to use Galvus Met?

Yes, it is safe to use Galvus Met if you take it for the prescribed duration and according to the dosage advised by the doctor. However, despite taking the prescribed dosage you might experience common side effects like nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, headache, nasal congestion, sore throat, respiratory tract infection, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
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