Diabetes claims millions of lives each year. First of all, developing countries suffer from the disease, where the percentage of deaths is especially high. However, developed countries also suffer from this disease and their number is growing every year. Despite all the danger, diabetes is not a sentence. Today, medicine has a large number of methods and means to combat the disorder. Our review will tell you why Galvus is a great medicine for helping people with diabetes.
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Can I use medicine?
Galvus is hypoglycemic medication. Its long-term intake returns glucose level to acceptable limits. Vildagliptin is the main active ingredient of the drug. Its action is aimed at the natural restoration of insulin production. In addition, Galvus increases the sensitivity of cells to the hormone, so they begin to process more glucose. Endocrinologists use hypoglycemic drugs when standard methods of treatment (diabetic diets, special gymnastics) did not give a positive result. Long-term use has shown that Galvus is doing its job well. The medicine helps many people, suffering from type 2 diabetes, return to a full life. The drug has no dangerous side effects and is safe to use. However, you can only buy it with a prescription.
What is the dosage form?
Novartis Pharma releases medicine in the form of round tablets. They have a smooth surface, the color varies from light yellow to white. On both sides of the tablet are the markings “NVR” and “FB”. Galvus is packaged in blisters containing 7 or 14 tablets each. There are several types of packages that contain from 2 to 12 blisters, so everyone can choose the optimal amount. The packaging is made of environmentally friendly material. The medicine is dispensed only by prescription.
What is the drug made of?
Each tablet contains 50 mg of the active substance called vildagliptin. In addition to it, the medicine contains a small number of auxiliary ingredients. All components are non-toxic and completely safe for human use.
Endocrinologists prescribe Galvus if previously prescribed therapy has not helped lower blood sugar. The medicine will be an excellent supplement that will restore glucose within the recommended range. However, the medication can also be harmful. Endocrinologists do not use Galvus for the following contraindications:
- Individual intolerance to components
- Liver failure
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Pregnancy period
If you have any diseases or other disorders, be sure to tell your doctor about them, since only a qualified specialist will be able to determine the safety of using Galvus.
How do I take the drug?
Now consider the daily volume of the drug. You should not start taking Galvus yourself. First, consult with a specialist, since only the endocrinologist will prescribe the daily dosage necessary in your case. Most often, it is 1-2 tablets 2 times a day 1 hour before a meal. You should remember that it is not worth exceeding the recommended daily volume, as negative effects may appear (see below). During treatment, the patient should not drink alcohol, as it hurts the beneficial properties of Vildagliptin.
Women should be careful when taking medication. There are no studies that confirm the safety of Galvus during pregnancy. Therefore, it is better to replace the drug with insulin therapy to avoid negative effects on the fetus.
What is the negative impact?
Numerous studies have shown that Galvus is low toxic and does not cause dangerous consequences. However, the following side effects may occur due to overdose, individual intolerance, or concomitant chronic illness:
- Allergic reaction
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Pain in the muscles
The patient’s tolerance of the drug primarily depends on the daily dosage. Galvus is well tolerated by the body when used up to 200 mg per day. With a daily dosage of 400 mg, the first non-dangerous manifestations in the form of headaches or constipation may appear. Serious side effects may occur with 600 mg or more. In any case, when the first signs appear, the patient should immediately stop taking Galvus and consult a doctor.
Taking various drugs does not affect the beneficial properties of Galvus. Moreover, endocrinologists often use it along with other drugs in therapy to lower sugar levels. These include insulin, metformin, and others. However, it is forbidden to independently decide on the сoncomitant drug.
Storage conditions of Galvus
Galvus is a highly effective and safe drug that is effective in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Use the drug only as prescribed by the doctor according to the recommended dosage. You must store the medicine in its original packaging. Choose a place that is dry and inaccessible to children; the storage temperature should not exceed 30 ° C. Shelf life of Galvus is 3 years. Doctors forbid using it after the expiration date.