Galvus is an anti-diabetic drug which helps in controlling Diabetes Mellitus by increasing the secretion of insulin and reducing the secretion of glucagon (a hormone which helps to increase blood sugar levels).
Chemically, each Galvus tablet comprises of Vildagliptin which is the active ingredient of the medicine. Apart from Vildagliptin, there are other inactive ingredients which are part of the medicine. They help the active ingredient to exert its therapeutic action in a better way.
Galvus is employed for the treatment of type 2 Diabetes which is associated with poor insulin metabolism. Pre-diabetes is a condition where patient displays high blood sugar on more than one occasion.
Sometimes, diabetes may also be diagnosed during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) in women who may have been perfectly healthy before conceiving. Galvus can be used in treatment of all the above mentioned conditions, but only after a physician has prescribed them.
Galvus tends to cause side effects if used without adequate medical indication or taken in a wrong dose. Some of these side effects are mentioned below:
Development of side effects should be conveyed to the doctor immediately to seek prompt treatment. This will ensure the curbing of health complications and easy recovery of the patient.
Galvus is a potent oral anti-diabetic and should be consumed with caution. Some important points to be considered before beginning a course of Galvus have been mentioned below:
The above mentioned instructions and any other advise regarding consumption of Galvus should be followed well, in order to avoid harmful drug reactions.
Other medicines having similar chemical composition and therapeutic action as Galvus have been mentioned below: