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Prescribed Vildagliptin and Metmorphion. Why is Vidaglipting sugessted for?

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My doctor advised following medicine Vildagliptin 50 mg (After breakfast) Vildagliptin & Metmorphion HCI 50mg/500mg (Afet dinner) wanted to know about the "Vildagliptin" medicine
Posted Fri, 13 Dec 2013 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Pratap VGM 2 hours later
Brief Answer: DPP4 inhibitor Detailed Answer: Dear sir Welcome to healthcare magic I am Dr. Pratap.V.G.M, Diabetologist, Answer quieries regarding diabetes Vildagliptin is a newer group of drugs belong to class of DPP4 Inhibitors, which acts by prolonging the hormone GLP's action which inturn causes glucose dependent insulin secretion.. It is usually well tolerated with little side effects and these side effects are mostly related to gastrointestinal system such as nausea, vomitting, diarrhoea and bloating.. These drugs will spare the beta cells and help in the preservation.. so it is very good for young patients and obese causes weight loss in obese patients and causes less incidence of low sugar episodes. The only barrier is cost, it is costly but other than that it is the best drug to start with Hope this information is helpful Thanks
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