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Diabetes

Galvus 50mg

10/20/2008

Question:

I have been prescribed Galvus 50 mg once a day before Breakfast. Understand this is a new drug, is there any feed back or concern areas with this drug?

Answer:

This is a drug which has not yet been approved in the United States by our Food and Drug Administration so I do not have access to the company's drug prescribing information.  It is a member of a class of drugs for which there is another drug available in the United States, sitagliptin.  Sitagliptin has a reputation as a fairly safe drug but I am afraid I have no further info on the specific drug you are asking about.

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Response by:

Robert M Cohen, MD Robert M Cohen, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati