Metformin

In the US, Metformin (metformin systemic) is a member of the drug class non-sulfonylureas and is used to treat Diabetes - Type 2, Female Infertility, Insulin Resistance Syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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UK matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A10BA02

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000657-24-9

Chemical Formula

C4-H11-N5

Molecular Weight

129

Therapeutic Category

Oral antidiabetic agent: Biguanide

Chemical Name

Imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N,N-dimethyl-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Metformin (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Metformina (OS: DCIT)
  • Metformine (OS: DCF)
  • Dimethylbiguanid (IS)
  • Metformine pamoate (IS)
  • Metformin Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • Diabefagos (IS)
  • Dimethylbiguanide hydrochloride (IS)
  • Haurymellin (IS)
  • LA 6023 (IS: Lipha)
  • Metformin Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, USP 34)
  • Metformin hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Metformine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Metforminhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Metformini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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