Group For The Drug Metformin?
good night, want to ask the class of metformin drugs including prescription drugs or biguanid antidiabetic drugs? thank you
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Classification of a drug in Indonesia basically varies, such as classification based on the way it works, based on whether or not a prescription is needed to obtain the drug, and others.
For metformin drugs, in general these drugs are classified into oral anti-diabetic drugs where the anti-diabetic drugs are divided into several types of drug groups based on how the drugs work, one of which is the biguanid group. This group works primarily to increase the sensitivity of cells in the body to the hormone insulin so that it can reduce high blood sugar, and metformin drugs are one example of drugs that are included in this group.
Regarding groups based on the use of a prescription or not, medicines are divided into several other groups namely free drug classes (which can be purchased without requiring a doctor's prescription) and also drugs that require a doctor's prescription to obtain it. Metformin drugs are included in prescription drugs because these drugs should not be used without a clear recommendation from a doctor because they can cause the risk of dangerous side effects if their use is not monitored by a doctor.
Therefore it can be concluded that the drug metformin is an oral diabetes drug that belongs to the biguanid group based on how it works, and belongs to the class of drugs that require a prescription to obtain it.
I hope this helps.