ATC Group: A10BA01 Phenformin

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of A10BA01 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 A Alimentary tract and metabolism
2 A10 Drugs used in diabetes
3 A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins
4 A10BA Biguanides
5 A10BA01 Phenformin

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 0.1 g

Active ingredients in A10BA01

Active Ingredient Description

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.