Galvus Met® (Vildagliptin 50 mg + Metformin 850 mg) 60 tablets

  • $117.20
Galvus Met® Vildagliptin 50 mg + Metformin 850 mg 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 reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.


In 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.


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

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Stomach pain

  • Loss of appetite

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Trembling

  • Metallic taste

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)


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/850mg Tablet is to be taken with food.


Galvus Met 50mg/850mg 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.

Interactions with Galvus Met Tablet

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Galvus Met Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Galvus Met Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

Anti-diabetic drugs
Arsenic trioxide

When not to use Galvus Met Tablet

Hypersensitivity to Galvus Met Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Galvus Met Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:

  • Acute myocardial infarction

  • Breastfeeding

  • Cardiovascular collapse

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Disease of the pancreas

  • Heart failure

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Kidney disease

  • Liver disease

  • Pregnant

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Galvus Met Tablet

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Galvus Met Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Galvus Met Tablet

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Galvus Met Tablet.

Expired Galvus Met Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Galvus Met Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

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