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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)

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Tree Number(s): D02.078.370.141.450

MeSH Unique ID: D008687

Registry Number: 9100L32L2N

Entry Terms:

  • Dimethylbiguanidine
  • Dimethylguanylguanidine
  • Glucophage
  • Metformin Hydrochloride
  • Hydrochloride, Metformin
  • Metformin HCl
  • HCl, Metformin

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