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Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that control high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This helps prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage and blindness and may also reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet can be prescribed alone or together with other diabetes medications. All diabetes medicines work best when used along with a healthy diet and regular exercise. The dose you are given will depend on your condition, blood sugar levels, and what other medicines you are taking. Taking it with meals helps to reduce the chances of developing an upset stomach.
You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit and you should not stop unless your doctor recommends it. It is controlling your blood sugar levels and helping to prevent serious complications in the future. It is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, and sore throat. Low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) is a possible side effect if you are also taking other diabetes medicines like insulin or sulphonylurea, so you need to know how to recognize and deal with it.
This medicine is not suitable for everyone. Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart disease, problems with your pancreas, or if you drink a lot of alcohol. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Some other medicines can affect this one so tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. You should try to avoid drinking alcohol as it lowers blood glucose. Your doctor will check your kidney function and blood sugar levels before and during treatment.
Uses of Galvus Met Tablet
- Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Benefits of Galvus Met Tablet
In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that work together in different ways to lower your blood glucose levels. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control your blood glucose level, your risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs is also lowered. Additionally, proper control of diabetes can also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using this medicine for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.
Side effects of Galvus Met Tablet
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Galvus Met
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
- Weight gain
How to use Galvus Met Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Galvus Met Tablet works
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and Vildagliptin. Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Vildagliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
What if you forget to take Galvus Met Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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- You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
- Take it in addition to regular exercise and healthy diet to lower levels of blood sugar.
- Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
- Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
- Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anaesthetic.
- Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
- Your doctor may check your kidney and liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
Diabetes type -2, Consuming medicines: Galvus Met and Texifen. However, now I'm experiencing erectile dysfunction from past one month. How do I solve this problem?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
It is better to consult diabetologist near by as he should check your reports and must watch for dose adjustment. Online it is not possible. Or you can visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RDCITY IN BALJEET COMPLEX 0124 6470647.REGULAR AEROBIC EXERCISES, PROPER MEDICINE AND MAINTAIN MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY. ONE CAN DEFINITELY CONTROL DIABETIES. AND LIVE HAPPY LIFEFor ED ALSO NEED TO INVESTIGATE
Is galvus met 50/500 is better or only galvus 50
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Medicine should be decided according to your medical history. Discuss with your doctor and he will be decide which medicine is suitable For you according your medical history
MY MEDICINE GALVUS 50 NOW CHANGED TO GALVUS MET 50/500 AND I ALREADY PURCHASED GALVUS 50 FOR NEXT THREE MONTHS. MY QUESTION IS SHOULD I BUY METFORMIN 500 AND TAKE WITH GALVUS 50 ALTOGETHER INSTEAD OF GALVUS MET
Dr. Sfurti Mann
U may take metformin separately
Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
I can take glyciphage sr 500mg instead of galvus met 50/500mg I can take glyciphage sr 500mg instead of galvus met 50 / 500mg
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Can take. But before changing the medicine you needs to discuss with your doctor as he knows your complete medical history.
Which is safer -Janumet XR or Galvus met 500
Dr. Abir Pal
Every medicine has some side effects.It depends on patient profile
I am having Type-2 Diabetes. I have consulted with Dr. Vineet PATIENT He has advised me to take Galvus met along with Evion 400 capsule. My current Blood Sugar level is between 120 to 130(Fasting). Please suggest me further on medicine & other things if any
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
It is easy to maintain sugar levels.You should have dedication to do regular exercise and maintain your calories intake which your diabetic educator have be told.As only medicine can't help for long time.secondly you you take proper dose of medicine which doctor has adjusted for you as per your reports.thirdly time visit to doctor and do all routine investigations.
Patients taking Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet
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What are you using Galvus Met Tablet for?
Type 2 diabet*
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
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What were the side-effects while using Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet?
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No Side Effect, Loss of appetite
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With or without food
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Q. Can the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet lead to hypoglycemia?
The use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet does not usually cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) alone. But it could occur if there is insufficient supplementation of calories while taking this medicine. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky. The symptoms are more likely to be noticed if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise, or take any other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important. It is recommended to always carry glucose tablets, honey, or fruit juice with you.
Q. Can the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet can cause nausea and vomiting. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark-colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet?
The use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergies to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine is also considered to be harmful to patients with severe kidney impairment, liver impairment, congestive heart failure, lactic acidosis, or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Q. What is the storage condition for the Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. What is Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet?
Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet is a combination of two anti-diabetic drugs: Metformin and Vildagliptin. Metformin is an anti-diabetic medicine and belongs to the class of biguanides. It lowers the glucose production in the liver, delays glucose absorption from the intestines, and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Vildagliptin inhibits the enzyme DPP4 inhibitor and increases the release of insulin from the pancreas. This combination is not advised for patients below 18 years of age.
Q. Can the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet cause lactic acidosis?
Yes, the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency that is caused by increased levels of lactic acid in the blood. It is also known as MALA (Metformin-associated lactic acidosis). It is a very rare side effect associated with the use of metformin and therefore, it is avoided in patients with underlying kidney disease, old age patients, or who take large amounts of alcohol. Symptoms of lactic acidosis may include muscle pain or weakness, dizziness, tiredness, feeling of cold in arms and legs, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or slow heart rate. If you have these symptoms, stop taking Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes, the use of Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency with long-term use. It interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems.
Q. Is it safe to use Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet?
Yes, it is safe to use Galvus Met 50mg/1000mg Tablet if you take it for the prescribed duration and according to the dosage advised by the doctor. However, despite taking the prescribed dosage you might experience common side effects like nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, headache, nasal congestion, sore throat, respiratory tract infection, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
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