Phenformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How it works
Phenformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.
Common side effects
Acute pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), Diarrhoea, Bitter taste, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Skin reaction, Vomiting, Weight loss