Information about Phenformin
Phenformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
How phenformin works
Phenformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
Common side effects of phenformin
Nausea, Taste change, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Bloating, Loss of appetite
Available Medicine for Phenformin
Expert advice for Phenformin
- Phenformin has been withdrawn from the market due to the high incidence of lactic acidosis, a life-threatening side effect.