For the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus.
How it works
The biguanide phenformin decrease ion transport processes, influence cellular metabolism and activate AMPK. Phenformin's hypoglycemic activity is related the effect it has in activating AMPK and fooling insulin sensitive cells into thinking that insulin levels are low and causing the body to use glucose as if in a state of low caloric consumption.
Common side effects
Acute pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), Diarrhoea, Bitter taste, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Skin reaction, Vomiting, Weight loss