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  • Galvus 50mg Tablets 28's

Galvus 50mg Tablets 28's

The active substance of Galvus, vildagliptin, belongs to a group of medicines called “oral antidiabetics”. Galvus is used to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes. It is used when diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. It helps to control the level of sugar in the blood. Your doctor will prescribe Galvus either alone or together with certain other antidiabetic medicines which you will already be taking, if these have not proved sufficiently effective to control diabetes. Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not make enough insulin or if the insulin that the body makes does not work as well as it should. It can also develop if the body produces too much glucagon. Insulin is a substance which helps to lower the level of sugar in the blood, especially after meals. Glucagon is a substance which triggers the production of sugar by the liver, causing the blood sugar level to rise. The pancreas makes both of these substances.
How to use
The amount of Galvus people have to take varies depending on their condition. Your doctor will tell you exactly how many tablets of Galvus to take. The maximum daily dose is 100 mg. The usual dose of Galvus is either:
• 50 mg daily taken as one dose in the morning if you are taking Galvus with another medicine called a sulphonylurea.
• 100 mg daily taken as 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg in the evening if you are taking Galvus alone, with another medicine called metformin or a glitazone, with a combination of metformin and a sulphonylurea, or with insulin.
• 50 mg daily in the morning if you have moderate or severe kidney disease or if you are on dialysis.
Do not take Galvus:
• if you are allergic to vildagliptin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. If you think you may be allergic to vildagliptin or any of the other ingredients of Galvus, do not take this medicine and talk to your doctor.