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Galvus 50 mg Tablet
Galvus 50 mg tablet (Vildagliptin) manufactured by Novartis is indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It belongs to a group of drugs known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.
The dosage of Vildagliptin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed Dose of Vildagliptin:
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Vildagliptin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Overdose of Vildagliptin:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Vildagliptin, seek medical attention immediately.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Vildagliptin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Vildagliptin can interact with corticosteroids, bronchodilators, and thiazide diuretics.