NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
- buformin hydrochloride
The hydrochloride salt form of buformin, an agent belonging to the biguanide class of antidiabetics with antihyperglycemic activity. Buformin is not metabolized and is excreted in the urine. This agent has an elevated risk of causing lactic acidosis, and has been withdrawn from the market. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: 1-butylbiguanide HCl
Chemical structure: imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N-butyl-, hydrochloride