Galvus (Vildagliptin) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Galvus
Galvus is an oral antidiabetic drug and it contains Vildagliptin as its main ingredient. The drug works by increasing the amount of two hormones i.e. glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide and glucagon-like peptide-1. These hormones are naturally produced by the body and help in controlling the glucose level in the system. Galvus 50mg is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This drug can be used in combination with other drugs such as metformin.
Side Effects/Precautions For Galvus
In some patients, brand or generic Galvus may cause side effects such as tremors, headache and dizziness. Galvus is also associated with low blood sugar level, weight gain and general weakness. The drug may lead to nausea, constipation and swelling of the legs and ankles due to excessive fluid retention. Tiagabine Hydrochloride is also contraindicated for people over 75 years of age. It is contraindicated for people taking ACE inhibitor medicines and people who have had mild or serious heart failure.
You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or if you are breast feeding. The drug is not recommended for children under 18 years of age. Galvus may also adversely affect your ability to concentrate or react. Since brand or generic Galvus contains lactose, it is not suitable for people who are lactose intolerant. Galvus is also not suitable for people who are receiving dialysis or suffer from moderate to severe kidney disease. In case of any discomfort, consult your doctor.
A starting daily dose of Galvus 100 mg is recommended for management of diabetes type 2. The total dose has to be taken as two divided doses of 50 mg; one in the morning and the other in the evening. It may be prescribed with other diabetes medication and for such patients the recommended dose is usually 50 mg a day. The dose need not be adjusted for individuals with mild renal impairment. However, it is not prescribed for moderate and severe renal impaired individuals. It is also not prescribed for those with liver disease induced hepatic impairment. No dose adjustments are required for elder patients. Glavus is not recommended for children.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.