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VILDASCAN M FORTE Tablet 10’S

SALT COMPOSITION: Metformin + Vildagliptin


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Description

Introduction

  • This medicine is a combination of two drugs Metformin and Vildagliptin, which controls High sugar level in a diabetic person suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and belongs to a class of medicine known as anti-diabetic drugs.
  • Metformin content of this medicine is a first line drug for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Especially for people with overweight.
  • Vildagliptin content of this medicine is known as DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase 4inhibitors used in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition (long lasting) and it is an impairment in the way the body regulates and uses sugar (glucose) as a fuel.
  • Pancreas of peoples suffering from Type 2 Diabetes do not produce enough insulin or their body cells develop insulin resistance (Insulin resistance is a condition when your body cells don’t respond well to insulin and can’t easily take up glucose from your blood. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to help glucose to enter in your cells.)
  • This medicine is especially beneficial for those patients whose blood sugar is not under control by diet and exercise alone or by other medicines. It is used together with a healthy diet and regular exercise to control blood sugar levels.
  • This medicine helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage, other vital organs damage and blindness.

Uses

  • Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Benefits

In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus:
  • This medicine is combination of two different drugs that works collectively in different ways to help you in controlling your blood sugar level. Controlling blood sugar level is an important part of managing diabetes.
  • By controlling blood sugar level this medicine helps you to prevent any future serious complications arises due to uncontrolled diabetes like kidney damage, heart damage, liver damage, nerve damage, eye sight damage and other vital organ damage.
  • Taking this medicine regularly along with following a proper diet chart and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Adverse Effects

Most adverse effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as soon as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist for longer duration or if causes any serious trouble.

Common Adverse Effects:
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose Level)
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Metallic taste
  • Nausea
  • Tremor
  • Weakness
  • Weight Increase
Serious Adverse Effects:
  • Angioedema (Swollen face)
  • Hepatitis Symptoms
  • Pancreatitis

How To Use?

  • You can take this medicine in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You can take it in the morning or night with food as advised by your doctor.
  • please do not try to cut or break the medicine with knife or by any other means. please take it as a whole and swallow with water.

Drug Working Mechanism

  • This medicine is a combination of two anti-diabetic drugs Metformin and Vildagliptin. These two drugs control blood sugar level by working in different ways.
  • Metformin is a Biguanide class of antidiabetic drug which works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines, and increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
  • While Vildagliptin content of this medicine works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical messenger called ‘incretin’ hormone, which is responsible for stimulating the release of insulin from pancreas immediately after the meal.
  • Due to increased level of ‘Incretin’ hormone sufficient insulin would be produced from the pancreas to lower raised blood sugar level.

Precautions

 Alcohol Unsafe

You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption with this medicine as it may dangerously alter your blood sugar level.

 Pregnancy Expert Consultation Required

It is better to avoid this drug during pregnancy . Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies shows harmful effects on the developing baby. your doctor may prescribe this medicine after weighing the benefits and any potential risk during pregnancy.

 Breast Feeding Expert Consultation Required

The data for excretion of this medicine in breastmilk is unavailable. If you are a breastfeeding mom, please consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

 Driving Unsafe

This medicine may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

 Kidney Caution

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney disorders. Dose adjustment of this medicine may be needed for these patients. Please take an expert advice.

 Liver Caution

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from Liver diseases. Dose adjustment of this medicine is necessary for these patients. Regular monitoring of Liver function is also necessary for these patients. Use of this medicine is not advised in patients with Liver disease until extreme necessity.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, please take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and adhere on your regular schedule. Do not double the dose for adjusting the missed dose at very short interval.

Drug Interactions

Tell your physician if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, herbal preparations, including medicines obtained without prescription because taking this medicine with any of these can modify the effect of either of them and cause some serious side effects:

  • Corticosteroids (used to treat inflammation)
  • Medicines affecting the nervous system
  • Other oral anti-diabetic medicine (such as Glimepiride, Glibenclamide)
  • Thiazides or other diuretics (used to increase urine output)
  • Thyroid medicines (used to treat thyroid disorders)

Drug Info Box

  • Habit Forming No
  • Therapeutic class Anti-Diabetic Medicine

Beneficial Tips

  • Take this medicine at same time everyday for effective management of your blood sugar level.
  • Hypoglycemic events may occur, if you are taking this medicine with few other anti-diabetic medicine or forget to take a meal or with alcohol consumption.
  • It is advised to carry few sugar candy with you. In case of hypoglycemic events you can consume it. Cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, anxiety etc. are few common symptoms of hypoglycemia.
  • Do regular exercise preceded by healthy meal with diet planning along with this medicine is advisable to effectively control your blood sugar level.
  • Always inform your doctor about your all prescription as well as herbal preparation medicines, before using this medicine.

Storage

  • Store in a cool and dry place below 30°C away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep away from the reach of children.

References

  1. Vildagliptin/metformin hydrochloride. Nuremberg, Germany: Novartis Pharma GmbH; 2018. [Accessed 22 Aug. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Vildagliptin/metformin hydrochloride. Macquarie Park, New South Wales: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Limited; 2010 [revised 8 Nov. 2018]. [Accessed 22 Aug. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Vildagliptin. Camberley, Surrey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.; 2007 [26 Apr. 2018] [Accessed 22 Aug. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Metformin hydrochloride. Princeton, New Jersey: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. [Accessed 22 Aug. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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FAQs

What is the Metformin with Vildagliptin drug?

Metformin with Vildagliptin are combination of anti-diabetic drug used to control blood sugar level in patients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and thus prevents future serious complications arises due to diabetes like kidney damage, liver damage, heart problems and stroke.

Is it always safe to take this medicine?

Your doctor have prescribed this medicine because he weighs the benefits of taking this medicine is more than minor side effects of the medicine, so please follow your doctor’s advice.

What are the special cautions while taking this medicine?

The use of this medicine is considered to be harmful if you are allergic to any ingredients of the medicine. Please also inform your doctor about your current health condition like any existing diseases, pregnancy, any drug allergy etc.

How to take this medicine?

You can take this medicine with or without food preferably at the fixed time everyday as advised by your doctor.

What to do if I forget to eat the medicine?

If you missed the dose of this medicine, please take it as soon as possible, but if it is almost the time for the next dose, please skip it and continue with the next dose. don’t try to take the missed dose of medicine at very short interval.

what to do in case of allergic reaction from the medicine?

If you experienced any kind of allergic reaction from the medicine, please consult your physician as soon as possible. Your physicians are able to manage the case according to severity of the allergic reaction. Sometimes allergy will be minor and don’t require any specific management but in case of severe hypersensitivity reactions you need some interventions from your physician.

Can I stop taking the medicine when my symptoms disappears?

Please consume the complete dose of the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. even if you are feeling well, it is always beneficial to complete the whole dose of medicines.

Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of medicine?

Please don’t consume the medicine more than the recommended dose. It may be harmful for you. It may also increases your chances for causing serious side effects.

What to do if my symptoms are not improving even after taking the medicine?

If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation. Don’t take more than the recommended dose of medicine for immediate relief from the symptoms.

What are the doses for this medicine?

Please follow the instructions received by your doctor for the exact dose of this medicine. The exact dose of this medicine varies for person to person depending on many factors like patient’s age, weight and many more so it is better to follow your doctor’s advice. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor.

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Weight 5 g
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 cm

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