vildagliptin / metformin
Eucreas is a diabetes medicine that is used together with diet and exercise to control the blood glucose (sugar) in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is used:
- in patients whose blood glucose is insufficiently controlled with metformin taken alone;
- in patients who are already taking the combination of vildagliptin and metformin as separate tablets;
- together with other diabetes medicines, including insulin, when these medicines do not provide adequate control of the blood glucose.
Eucreas contains the active substances vildagliptin and metformin hydrochloride.
Eucreas : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/148.99 KB)
First published: 03/12/2007
Last updated: 25/08/2021
|Agency product number||
|International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name||
|Therapeutic area (MeSH)||
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
|Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code||
Novartis Europharm Limited
|Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union||
07/07/2022 Eucreas - EMEA/H/C/000807 - WS2253
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Drugs used in diabetes
Combinations of oral blood glucose lowering drugs
Eucreas is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus:
- in patients who are inadequately controlled with metformin hydrochloride alone.
- in patients who are already being treated with the combination of vildagliptin and metformin hydrochloride, as separate tablets.
- in combination with other medicinal products for the treatment of diabetes, including insulin, when these do not provide adequate glycaemic control
European Medicines Agency investigates findings on pancreatic risks with GLP-1-based therapies for type-2 diabetes26/03/2013
Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 17-20 September 201221/09/2012