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Compound Summary for: CID 8249

Phenformin

Also known as: Phenformine; Fenformin; Fenformina; Phenylethylbiguanide; Normoglucina; Phenforminum; Cronoformin; Feguanide; Fenfoduron
Molecular Formula: C10H15N5   Molecular Weight: 205.2596   InChIKey: ICFJFFQQTFMIBG-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A biguanide hypoglycemic agent with actions and uses similar to those of METFORMIN. Although it is generally considered to be associated with an unacceptably high incidence of lactic acidosis, often fatal, it is still available in some countries. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p290)   From: MeSH
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