What is Galvus (Vildagliptin) used for?
Galvus (Vildagliptin) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. This drug belongs to a class of medicines known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, which work by increasing the amount of certain hormones in the body, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP), which help to control glucose levels, thereby helping to control blood sugar.
How should I use Galvus (Vildagliptin)?
Galvus (Vildagliptin) tablets should be taken orally. The exact dosage required for each patient varies, depending on the severity of the condition being treated and other factors. Therefore, it is essential to consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Patients should never exceed the dosage prescribed to them by their physician.
What are the side effects of Galvus (Vildagliptin)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Galvus (Vildagliptin) include:
Patients should note that this drug has also been known to cause other more serious side effects, such as changes in the function of the liver, inflammation of the liver and inflammation of the nose and throat. Patients should discuss the risk of all possible side effects with their physician before taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Galvus (Vildagliptin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.