Used for: Type 2 diabetes
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What is Galvus?

Galvus is a brand medication that contains Vildagliptin, which belongs to a class of medication called dipeptidylpeptidase IV (DPP-4) inhibitors. It works by making the pancreas produce more insulin and less glucagon to control blood sugar level. It is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Galvus can also combine with Metformin as another formulation called Galvus Met, with more effective blood glucose control.

How to use it?

Galvus is available as tablets. 

The usual dose is 50 mg twice daily. A lower dose is used in patients with poor kidney function.

What are the side effects of Galvus?

Common side effects of Galvus include tremor, headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea and hypoglycemia. This medication does not cause weight gain.

Who should not take Galvus?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Galvus.
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Where to buy Galvus in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Galvus is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Galvus in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 50mg (Tablets)
Drug class
Antidiabetic Drugs
Sub class
Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 (DPP-4) Inhibitors
Generic Names
Other drugs in same class
Used for: Type 2 diabetes
Chinese name:
Used for: Type 2 diabetes
Chinese name:
Used for: Type 2 diabetes
Chinese name: