Galvus 50 is a diabetes medicine that is used together with diet and exercise to control the blood glucose (sugar) in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is used alone when metformin (another diabetes medicine) is not suitable, or together with other diabetes medicines, including insulin, when these medicines do not provide adequate control of the blood glucose.
Galvus50 can only be obtained with a prescription and is available as 50-mg tablets. The recommended dose of
one tablet in the morning and another in the evening (100 mg per day) when used alone, with metformin, with a thiazolidinedione, with metformin plus a sulphonylurea, or with insulin (with or without metformin);
one tablet in the morning (50 mg per day) when taken with a sulphonylurea. A lower dose of the sulphonylurea may also be considered to reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels).
In patients with moderate or severe kidney problems, the recommended dose is 50 mg once daily.