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Pharmacology and Drug Interactions

Edited by Juber Akhtar

Integral University


Usama Ahmad

Integral University


Integral University

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Mohammad Irfan Khan

Integral University

Type 2 diabetes (T2D), also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), is a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly. As the disease progresses, the body does not produce enough insulin. There are several classes of anti-diabetic medications available, including the oral agent metformin. This medication is recommended as first-line treatment for T2D, except for those patients with severe kidney or liver problems. This book discusses the molecular mechanism, pharmacokinetics, and uses of metformin, as well as presents information on adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and the potential use of metformin in tuberculosis.

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MetforminPharmacology and Drug InteractionsEdited by Juber Akhtar

Published: December 15th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.94707

ISBN: 978-1-83969-606-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-605-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-607-7

Copyright year: 2021

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551 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Mechanisms of Action of Metformin

By Samira Abdulla Mahmood


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2. Prevention of Hyperglycemia

By Lucy A. Ochola and Eric M. Guantai


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3. Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Metformin

By Tadesse Sheleme


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4. Metformin: Pros and Cons

By Shalini Sivadasan, Muthukumar Subramanian and Rajasekaran Aiyalu


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5. Interaction Studies of ACE Inhibitors with Antidiabetic Drugs

By Safila Naveed and Halima Sadia


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6. Combined Effect of Metformin and Statin

By Sabu Mandumpal Chacko and Priya Thambi Thekkekara


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7. Metformin for Tuberculosis Infection

By Bernadette Dian Novita, Ari Christy Mulyono and Ferdinand Erwin


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