... secretary for metformin and was sent a Rx for Metformin Hcl
Is metformin and metformin hcl the same, identical drug? Requested a new written Rx from MD's?
Question posted by martelphilip on 19 Feb 2010
Last updated on 19 February 2010
yes it is. Most drugs have this salt name after them, but are typically dropped for convenience sake unless there is a difference in the salt name.
No, you don't need to to request another one prescription, metformin always comes in the form of hydrochloric salt (hydrochloride), sometimes the doctors writes only metformin, however metformin always comes as a hydrochloric salt
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