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Metformin (Glucophage) Summary

Description: A biguanide hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus not responding to dietary modification. Metformin improves glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p289)

Also Known As: Glucophage; Dimethylbiguanidine; Dimethylguanylguanidine; Imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N,N-dimethyl-

Networked: 5682 relevant articles (774 outcomes, 1406 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Metformin is Relevant

  1. Insulin Resistance : 118 outcomes 114 studies in 695 results
  2. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (MODY) : 106 outcomes 244 studies in 938 results
  3. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 87 outcomes 196 studies in 718 results
  4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Syndrome, Stein-Leventhal) : 72 outcomes 149 studies in 680 results
  5. Weight Loss (Weight Reduction) : 51 outcomes 38 studies in 337 results
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Drugs Related to Metformin

  1. Insulin (Novolin)
  2. Glucose (Dextrose)
  3. pioglitazone (Actos)
  4. Clomiphene (Clomifene)
  5. rosiglitazone (Avandia)
  6. Thiazolidinediones
  7. Glyburide (Glibenclamide)
  8. Acarbose
  9. vildagliptin
  10. sitagliptin (Januvia)
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Therapies Related to Metformin

  1. Heterologous Transplantation (Xenotransplantation)
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Oral Administration
  4. Chemoprevention
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
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