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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

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SALAZAR ALVAREZ, Yohana. Use of metformin to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.1, pp.157-166. ISSN 0034-7515.

Metformin is an effective biguanide for the metabolic control of non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus when the dietary control fails. Given its proven efficacy and present accessibility in the pharmaceutical market in Cuba -to be used at primary health care not only in symptomatic patients but in the population at risk-this article was presented to update the knowledge of the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine specialists about interesting aspects related to this drug, i.e, drug interactions, concomitant diseases, drug biotransformation and the possible adverse effects associated to its use. Final remarks on the use of this drug were stated.

Keywords : Metformin; type 2 diabetes; family physician; indications.

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