Active ingredients: sitagliptin + metformin
What it is used for
VELMETIA (sitagliptin phosphate monohydrate and metformin hydrochloride) is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus when treatment with both sitagliptin and metformin is appropriate.,[see Sections 5.1 PHARMACODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, Clinical trials and 4.2 DOSE AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION].
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Red, film coated tablet with "577" on one side and plain on the other.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient sitagliptin + metformin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems