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Synonyms for metformin

an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes

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Other oral biguanides, phenformin and buformin, were introduced in subsequent years.
Subtype B2 refers to a metabolic state induced by toxins as alcohol, biguanides, salicylates, and acetaminophens.
glucosidase inhibitors, biguanides, and glimepiride), and Takeda believes that manufacturing and selling generic products of ACTOS without its consent will infringe such patents.
Biguanides only function in a limited pH range--5-7--which could be a problem in some work environments.
biguanides such as metformin in the prophylaxis (prevention) and/or therapy of
In the early 1970s, Professor Vladimir Dilman originally developed the idea that antidiabetic biguanides may be promising as geroprotectors and anticancer drugs ("metabolic rehabilitation").
Other classes of glucose-lowering drugs include sulfonylureas, meglitinides, biguanides, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and dipeptyidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors.
Of the biguanides, metformin is the most commonly used, and is considered to work by inhibiting gluconeogenesis and increasing insulin sensitivity.
Among Biguanides only prescribed drug was metformin.
Drugs which increase peripheral utilisation, called Biguanides, are the preferred drugs to start with.
The first evidence of the potential antineoplasic utility of biguanides was reported by Dilman and Anisimov in 1979 when they demonstrated that phenformin potentiated the antitumor effect of cyclophosphamide on transplantable squamous cell cervical carcinoma, hepatoma-22a and Lewis lung tumors (1).
Although the exact mechanism for causing lactic acidosis is not understood, it is postulated that biguanides induce it by inhibiting certain microsomal enzymes involved in glucose metabolism (3).
One study revealed that biguanides, phenformin and metformin were associated with embryo death, although metformin was observed to be less toxic than phenformin in mouse whole embryo culture (8).
The biguanides work by: 1) inhibiting the normal hepatic glucose output 2) interfering with intestinal absorption of glucose from ingested carbohydrates, and 3) increasing peripheral glucose uptake.
Description: phenoxyethanol (and) benzoic acid (and) dehydroacetic acid (and) ethylhexylglycerin (and) polyaminopropyl biguanides