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Fenformina Brand Names Mixture

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Fenformina Chemical_Formula


Fenformina RX_link

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Fenformina fda sheet

Fenformina msds (material safety sheet)

Fenformina Synthesis Reference

Shapiro, Freedman, U.S. pats. 2,961,377, 3,057,780 (1960, 1962 both to U.S.V.)

Fenformina Molecular Weight

205.26 g/mol

Fenformina Melting Point

175-178 oC

Fenformina H2O Solubility

210 mg/mL

Fenformina State


Fenformina LogP


Fenformina Dosage Forms

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Fenformina Indication

For the reatment of type II diabetes mellitus.

Fenformina Pharmacology

Used to treat diabetes, phenformin is a biguanide (contains 2 guanidino groups) hypoglycemic agent with actions and uses similar to those of metformin (Glucophage). Both drugs work by (1) decreasing the absorption of glucose by the intestines, (2) decreasing the production of glucose in the liver, and by (3) increasing the body's ability to use insulin more effectively. More specifically, phenformin improves glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity. Phenformin is generally considered to be associated with an unacceptably high incidence of actic acidosis. In general biguanides should be used only in stable type II diabetics who are free of liver, kidney and cardiovascular problems and who cannot be controlled with diet.

Fenformina Absorption

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Fenformina side effects and Toxicity

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Fenformina Patient Information

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Fenformina Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals