metformin

noun
met·​for·​min | \ met-ˈfȯr-mən How to pronounce metformin (audio) \

Definition of metformin

: a drug used in the form of its hydrochloride C4H11N5·HCl especially to treat type 2 diabetes

Examples of metformin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bruehl no longer needed metformin for her diabetes and her fatty liver resolved. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 4 June 2022 The study notes that sperm quality is also affected by diabetes control so terminating the use of the metformin may also affect birth outcomes. Stephanie Wenger, PEOPLE.com, 29 Mar. 2022 There are currently no US Food and Drug Administration warnings against the use of metformin by men planning to have children. Tasnim Ahmed, CNN, 28 Mar. 2022 Merck KGaA of Germany sells metformin under the brand name Glucophage. Ron Winslow, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 Other treatments, such as metformin, do a better job protecting the heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves from damage from diabetes. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 11 Feb. 2022 Both rapamycin and metformin are generics produced by multiple drugmakers. Ron Winslow, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 For example, the diabetes drug metformin is sometimes prescribed for weight loss because one of its side effects is to lower a person's appetite. NBC News, 23 Aug. 2021 For example, the diabetes drug metformin is sometimes prescribed for weight loss because one of its side effects is to lower a person's appetite. NBC News, 23 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of metformin

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metformin

methyl + -formin (as in phenformin, an earlier antidiabetic drug)

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“Metformin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metformin. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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metformin

noun
met·​for·​min | \ met-ˈfȯr-mən How to pronounce metformin (audio) \

Medical Definition of metformin

: an antidiabetic drug used in the form of its hydrochloride C4H11N5·HCl especially to treat type 2 diabetes in patients unresponsive to or intolerant of approved sulfonylurea drugs

Note: Trademarks for preparations containing metformin include Glucophage, Glucovance, Invokamet, Janumet, Jentadueto, and Kombiglyze.

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