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Phenformin Brand names, Phenformin Analogs

Phenformin Brand Names Mixture

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Phenformin Chemical_Formula


Phenformin RX_link

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Phenformin fda sheet

Phenformin msds (material safety sheet)

Phenformin Synthesis Reference

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

Phenformin Molecular Weight

205.26 g/mol

Phenformin Melting Point

175-178 oC

Phenformin H2O Solubility

210 mg/mL

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Phenformin Dosage Forms

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Phenformin Indication

For the reatment of type II diabetes mellitus.

Phenformin 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.

Phenformin Absorption

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Phenformin side effects and Toxicity

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Phenformin Patient Information

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Phenformin Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals