33Drugs Pharmacy :: Letter G
Galvumet is a combined medicine that contains two active components 50mg of vildagliptin and 1000mg of metformin. This pharmaceutical is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in patients whose diabetes is not adequately controlled on metformin hydrochloride alone or who are already treated with the combination of vildagliptin and metformin hydrochloride, as separate tablets. Treatment should not be initiated with this fixed-dose combination. Also Galvumet is assigned in combination with a sulfonylurea (i.e. triple combination therapy) as an adjunct to diet and exercise in patients inadequately controlled with metformin and a sulfonylurea. As well, Galvumet is prescribed as add-on to insulin as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in patients when stable dose of insulin and metformin alone do not provide adequate glycaemic control.
Galvus is a medicine that contains the active substance vildagliptin. It is available as tablets (50 mg).Galvus is used to treat type-2 diabetes mellitus. It can be used on its own (monotherapy) in patients whose diabetes is not sufficiently controlled by diet and exercise and who cannot take metformin; also, together with metformin, a thiazolidinedione or a sulphonylurea (dual therapy) when the patient’s diabetes is insufficiently controlled by this other medicine taken alone, but it is only used in combination with a sulphonylurea in patients who cannot take metformin. As well it is used together with a sulphonylurea and metformin (triple therapy) in patients whose diabetes is not sufficiently controlled by these medicines plus diet and exercise; also together with insulin (with or without metformin) in patients whose diabetes is not sufficiently controlled by diet and exercise plus a stable dose of insulin.
Gelusil MPS® is an over-the-counter product, released in a form of chewable tablets, containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone as active ingredients. Aluminum and magnesium are naturally occurring minerals. Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are antacids. Simethicone allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas. Gelusil MPS® is a combined medicine used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, upset stomach, and bloating caused by gas.
Generic Glucophage is an oral antidiabetic medication used to treat type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine can be used alone or with other medicines for diabetes.
Midodrine is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension). It is used in patients who experience dizziness due to low blood pressure while standing up suddenly from sitting or lying position. This medicine causes tightening of blood vessels and results in elevating your blood pressure.