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Phenformine Brand names, Phenformine Analogs

Phenformine Brand Names Mixture

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Phenformine Chemical_Formula


Phenformine RX_link

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Phenformine fda sheet

Phenformine msds (material safety sheet)

Phenformine Synthesis Reference

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

Phenformine Molecular Weight

205.26 g/mol

Phenformine Melting Point

175-178 oC

Phenformine H2O Solubility

210 mg/mL

Phenformine State


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Phenformine Dosage Forms

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Phenformine Indication

For the reatment of type II diabetes mellitus.

Phenformine 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.

Phenformine Absorption

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Phenformine side effects and Toxicity

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Phenformine Patient Information

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Phenformine Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals