What is Galvus (Vildagliptin) used for?
Galvus (Vildagliptin) is an oral medication used to treat patients who are suffering from type 2 diabetes. It operates by balancing glucose levels in the blood to prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as drowsiness, vision problems, or nerve pain. It is commonly prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the most effective results. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Galvus (Vildagliptin)?
Galvus (Vildagliptin) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results. The best regimen will be determined by your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water after a meal. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing, chewing, or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Galvus (Vildagliptin)?
Some patients using Galvus (Vildagliptin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are unusual swelling, tremors, hypoglycemia, reduced liver function, hepatitis, discolored stools, darkened urine, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Galvus (Vildagliptan) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, lactose intolerant, or if you have type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, heart failure, or decreased liver function. Also disclose if you have mild heart failure or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen to prevent these problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Galvus (Vildagliptan). 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.