Drug Profile


Alternative Names: MK 8835/metformin; MK 8835B

Latest Information Update: 07 Mar 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co; Pfizer
  • Developer Merck & Co
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Biguanides; Chlorobenzenes; Glycosides; Heterocyclic bicyclo compounds; Phenyl ethers; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action AMP activated protein kinase stimulants; Sodium-glucose transporter 2 inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preregistration Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 06 Mar 2017 Preregistration for Type-2 diabetes mellitus (Monotherapy) in USA (PO)
  • 06 Mar 2017 Preregistration for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in European Union (PO)
  • 06 Mar 2017 The US FDA sets PDUFA date of December 2017 for NDA review for Type II diabetes mellitus
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