Metformin + Vildagliptin
Information about Metformin + Vildagliptin
Metformin + vildagliptin uses
Metformin + Vildagliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How metformin + vildagliptin works
This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and vildagliptin. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Vildagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from 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.
Common side effects of metformin + vildagliptin
Nausea, Altered taste, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, Headache, Shivering, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea