ATC Group: A10BA Biguanides

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Translations

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Biguanides

Hierarchical Position

Contents

Code
Title
A10BA01
A10BA02
A10BA03

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description

Metformin is a biguanide with antihyperglycaemic effects, lowering both basal and postprandial plasma glucose. It does not stimulate insulin secretion and therefore does not produce hypoglycaemia.

Phenformin is a biguanide hypoglycemic agent with actions and uses similar to those of metformin. It activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and inhibits mTORC1 signaling. Phenformin used for the treatment of diabetes. Phenformin exerts potential anti-neoplastic action.