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is metformin a blood thinner?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
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metformin (study both: https://www.google.com/search?q=french+lilac+metformin & https://www.google.com/search?q=metformin+"mechanism+of+action" has been promoted for a variety of uses over the last 3,000 years. It weakly ↓es the liver's ability to convert protein & fat into glucose, thus can help ↓ blood glucose concentrations. However, small amounts of carbs in food easily negate the effect,
Jul 27, 2017

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