The generic name for an oral anti-diabetic medicine belonging to the drug class called biguanides (brand name: Glucophage®).
An oral medication used to lower blood glucose. It works by reducing the amount of glucose that is produced by the liver and by helping the body reduce insulin resistance. It belongs to the class of medicines called biguanides. The brand name is Glucophage.
an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
An oral hypoglycaemic agent that decreases glucose production from the liver and glucose absorption from the gut. It also slightly decreases insulin resistance.
A tablet that lowers blood glucose levels by blocking the release of glucose from the liver. Usually used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, sometimes used for weight management in children with type 1 diabetes in conjunction with insulin.
What Does French Lilac to do with Diabetes? - Metformin is without a doubt the most commonly used medication for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes and more recently in the treatment of Insulin Resistance. It was first released in 1957, as a result of the work of Jean Sterne a French physician and clinical pharmacologist. French lilac has been used since medieval times in the treatment of many health problems, including what we now know to be Type 2 Diabetes. Extracts of the plants were still used to treat Diabetes in France in the 1930's. French Lilac (Galega officinalis) is rich in Guanidine, and although it reduces blood sugar it is just too toxic for clinical use, hence the synthesis of synthetic Giguanides. Further research has resulted in the synthesis and clinical use of Metformin.
an anti-diabetic drug prescribed to treat type II diabetes
Metformin is the most commonly used insulin sensitizer drug in PCOS. It is generally used in women with PCOS to improve ovulation, either given by itself or more commonly in combination with clomiphene citrate. In some patients with a severe degree of insulin resistance and/or a strong family history of diabetes, metformin used long-term may be used to reduce the chance of developing diabetes and other related problems. However, PCOS patients desiring to reduce their risk of diabetes should always consider diet and exercise first. close window
Metformin is a drug that decreases the liverâ€™s production of glucose and also helps cells incorporate and use glucose. Metformin is the preferred first-line drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Insulin is commonly added to metformin when glycaemic targets are no longer met with metformin therapy alone.
A drug currently being tested as a treatment for noninsulin-dependent diabetes; belongs to a class of drugs called biguanides.
a drug used to treat high blood sugar.
A medication for treating Type II diabetes. Causes the liver to release less glucose more efficiently by increasing insulin sensitivity.
An oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood glucose by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and helping the body respond better to the insulin made in the pancreas. Belongs to the class of medicines called biguanides. (Brand names: Glucophage, Glucophage XR; an ingredient in Glucovance.)
The generic name for an oral anti-diabetic medicine (brand name: Glucophage®) that works by decreasing the amount of glucose that your liver makes on its own. It also works by making the cells in your body more sensitive to the insulin in your body.
Metformin (INN; trade names Glucophage, Diabex, Diaformin, Fortamet, Riomet, Glumetza and others) is an anti-diabetic drug from the biguanide class of oral hypoglycemic agents. Other biguanides include the withdrawn agents phenformin and buformin. Metformin is the most popular anti-diabetic drug in the United States and one of the most prescribed drugs overall, with nearly 30 million prescriptions filled in 2005.