Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is a combination of Metformin and Vildagliptin. It is an anti-diabetic medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. It works by increasing insulin release and improving your body’s response to insulin (a hormone that enables your body to sugar sugar). It also decreases glucose production, thereby lowers your blood sugar levels.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may result in low blood sugar levels and you may feel hungry, irritable, confused, anxious, or shaky. It is always recommended to eat or drink a fast-acting source of sugar (fruit juice, candy, raisins, etc.) to quickly treat these symptoms. Other common side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, diarrhoea, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms stay for a long time or if they become severe.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet should be taken exactly as advised by your doctor. Take it at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of this medicine in your body. Do not skip a dose or discontinue the treatment as it may cause an increase in your blood sugar levels. It is advised to follow proper exercise and diet routine along with this medicine to get the best results.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended if you are allergic to it. Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may interact with other medicines, so inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines and/or supplements. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems. This medicine is not recommended in children below 18 years of age. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
Major & minor side effects for Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet
Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia)
Change in taste
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite
Uses of Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes is a condition that causes an increase in the blood sugar levels. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin produced by your body cannot be used properly by the cells to convert glucose into energy. Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet effectively reduces blood sugar levels in Type II Diabetes.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet if you are allergic to it. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Type I Diabetes mellitus
Type 1 diabetes, also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Metabolic acidosis is characterized by high levels of acids in your blood. The symptoms include thirst, frequent urination, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness, muscle cramps, etc. Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended if you have metabolic acidosis as this medicine may worsen your condition.
Liver impairment is the loss of liver function. Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended if you have liver problems due to increased risk of severe side effects.
Severe kidney impairment
Kidney impairment is the loss of kidney function. Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended if you have severe kidney problems as it may cause complications such as lactic acidosis (acid build up in the blood).
Warnings for special population
Due to a lack of sufficient safety and efficacy data, Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may passes into breastmilk. This medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding due to the increased risk of hypoglycaemia in your baby. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may increase the risk of skin lesions (abnormal changes on the skin). Therefore, monitoring for skin disorders such as blistering or ulceration (open sores) is recommended while taking this medicine.
Use in children
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age due to a lack of safety and efficacy data.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (high levels of lactic acid in the blood). Your doctor may recommend dose adjustment based on your clinical condition.
Driving or operating machines
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may cause low blood sugar levels and dizziness which may affect your mental alertness. Avoid driving or operating machines if you experience these symptoms after taking this medicine.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet is not recommended to be used during surgery due to the increased risk of lactic acidosis (high levels of lactic acid in the blood). If you are taking this medicine, inform your doctor before undergoing any surgery. Your doctor may suggest you to discontinue the treatment before surgery.
Though less common, Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may cause hypoglycemia. Regular monitor your blood sugar levels to check if your blood sugar levels are in control. Your doctor may advise you to carry a sugar candy to counteract the effects of low blood sugar levels when necessary.
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may increase your risk of liver damage. If you have any liver problems, your doctor may suggest test to monitor your liver functions.
Try not to skip a dose of Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.
Do not take excess dose than that prescribed by your doctor. Reach the nearest emergency medical department in case of an overdose with Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet for further guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet as it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (increased blood lactic acid levels). It may also affect the ability of this medicine to control your blood sugar levels.
Interaction with Medicine
Iodinated Contrast Media
Pancreatitis is the swelling of the pancreas. Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet may increase the risk of pancreatitis and should be used with caution if you have a history of acute pancreatitis. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet should be used with caution if you have vitamin B12 deficiency. This medicine interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in your body. Consult your doctor if you are taking these medications together.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet with food or as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid taking more than the prescribed dose as it may increase the risk of side effects.
Avoid the discontinuation of Vildapride M 500/50 Tablet without consulting your doctor.
Your doctor may suggest regular monitoring of your blood sugar levels to check that your diabetes is under control.
Do a regular follow-up visits with your doctor so that your doctor can evaluate your condition.
Maintain a proper diet and do regular exercise to get maximum benefits of the treatment.