Drug Profile


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

Latest Information Update: 07 Apr 2017

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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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 27 Jan 2017 Novartis has patent protection for vildagliptin/metformin in Europe and Japan (Novartis 20-F filed in 2017)
  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 29 Aug 2016 Launched for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh (PO) before August 2016
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