A 22-year-old female asked:
is metformin a blood thinner?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Victor Bonuel answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
No it's not.: It's used to lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Take care! http://www.Drugs.Com/metformin.Html.
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity is primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ↓ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but this is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either ↓ blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all are anti-clotting agents (do not ↓ blood viscosity), are recommended to ↓ clots inside blood vessels & ↑ bleeding.
Answered on Apr 5, 2019
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