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Compound Summary for: CID 4091

Metformin

Also known as: Glucophage, Glumetza, 1,1-Dimethylbiguanide, Metiguanide, Diabex, Dimethylbiguanide, Metforminum, Diabetosan, Fluamine
Molecular Formula: C4H11N5   Molecular Weight: 129.16364   InChIKey: XZWYZXLIPXDOLR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A biguanide hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus not responding to dietary modification. Metformin improves glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p289)   From: MeSH
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