Vildagliptin and metformin is used to treat diabetes.
Take vildagliptin and metformin regularly as directed with food and a glass of water.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose (with food) as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Severe vomiting or diarrhoea
|Stop taking and tell your doctor|
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Severe stomach pain, nausea
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Joint aches and pains
|Tell your doctor|
Stomach upset, farting, indigestion
Dizziness, weakness, headache
Changes in taste, change of appetite
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. November 2019
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed