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Vildagliptin - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Vildagliptin cause?

​Pancreatitis is a rare but serious side effect of this medicine. You should stop taking this medication and check with your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Severe pain in the stomach, abdomen or back area
  • Nausea or vomiting that does not go away

Other side effects include dizziness, headache and constipation (difficulties in passing stools).

Very rarely, some patients may experience swollen hands, ankles or feet swelling and joint pain.

These side effects should get better over time. Check with your doctor if any of these side effects are serious or do not go away.


Before taking Vildagliptin , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your doctor if:

  • you are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
  • you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • you have or had any pancreas problem such as pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • you have gallstones, drink alcohol very often or have very high levels of triglycerides (a type of cholesterol) in your blood. These medical conditions can increase your chances of getting pancreatitis.
  • you have any kidney or liver problems

If you need to do fasting blood tests, do not take your medication until your blood has been taken and you have eaten.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Vildagliptin ?

​Avoid taking alcohol with this medication.

Vildagliptin - Additional Information

  • Updated on 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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