Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Eucreas; Galvumet; Galvus Met; Galvusmet; Icandra; LMF 237; Metformin/vildagliptin; Zomarist

Latest Information Update: 29 Aug 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Hanmi Pharmaceutical; Novartis; UCB
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Biguanides; Cycloparaffins; Insulin sensitisers; Nitriles; Polycyclic bridged compounds; Pyrrolidines
  • Mechanism of Action AMP activated protein kinase stimulants; CD26 antigen inhibitors; Gluconeogenesis inhibitors; Glucose modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 29 Aug 2016 Launched for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh (PO) before August 2016
  • 15 Apr 2015 Vildagliptin/metformin is approved in Africa and is in phase-III development for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in Taiwan and USA
  • 09 Jul 2014 Novartis Korea and Hanmi Pharmaceutical agree to co-promote vildagliptin in South Korea
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