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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 692-13-7
ATC code A10BA03
PubChem 2468
Chemical data
Formula C6H15N5 
Mol. mass 157.217 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion Renal
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status

Withdrawn in most countries

Routes Oral

Buformin is an anti-diabetic drug of the biguanide class, chemically related to metformin and phenformin. It was withdrawn from the market in most countries due to a high risk of causing lactic acidosis.[1][2]


  1. ^ Verdonck L, Sangster B, van Heijst A, de Groot G, Maes R (1981). "Buformin concentrations in a case of fatal lactic acidosis". Diabetologia 20 (1): 45–6. PMID 7202882.
  2. ^ Deppermann D, Heidland A, Ritz E, Hörl W (1978). "[Lactic acidosis--a possible complication in buformin-treated diabetics (author's transl)]". Klin Wochenschr 56 (17): 843–53. PMID 713413.
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