Galvus Met, Vildagliptin/ Metformin Hcl

Vildagliptin/ Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Vildagliptin/ Metformin is prescribed to patients whose diabetes cant be controlled by metformin alone. Vildagliptin/ Metformin works to make the pancreas produce more insulin and less glucagon and also makes the body use up the insulin more efficiently.


Vildagliptin/ Metformin Hcl

Galvus Met


Novartis India


Vildagliptin 50 mg / Metformin 1000 mg, Vildagliptin 50 mg / Metformin 500 mg



Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How it Works
Metformin helps in allowing the body to make full use of the reduced amount of Insulin that occurs in type 2 diabetes patients. Insulin occurs naturally in the body's pancreas which helps to control the level of glucose(Sugars) in your blood, insufficient or inaffective insulin results in the condition called diabetes mellitus. Metformin helps in treatment of the type 2 diabetes.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Metformin may suffer from such side effects; Headache, Bloating, Flushing, Changes in the nails, Altered taste, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite, A metallic taste in the mouth, Nausea, Vomiting


Vildagliptinγ€€is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus which is also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM)
How it Works
Vildagliptin works in treatment of diabetes by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body. Insulin helps control the level of sugar in the blood. Vildagliptin also reduces the amount of glucagon being produced by the pancreas, Glucagon causes your liver to produce more sugar, thus by reducing the amount of glucagon in the body by using Vildagliptin, this also helps to reduce the levels of sugar in the blood directly. Vildagliptin is used together with a good diet and also exercise.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Vildagliptin may suffer from such side effects; Headaches, Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level), Nasopharyngitis, Upper respiratory tract infection, Cold sweats, Changes in heart rate, Palpitations, Severe hunger, Shaking, Confusion, Difficulty concentrating, Mood changes

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