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    Phenformin

    Information about Phenformin

    Phenformin uses

    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
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    Last updated on:
    11 Nov 2019 | 03:25 PM (IST)
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      Expert advice for Phenformin

      • Phenformin has been withdrawn from the market due to the high incidence of lactic acidosis, a life-threatening side effect.


      Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)