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What is the classification of medication for micronase?

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Anonymous 9 Dec 2011

Hello,

Micronase belongs to the drug class sulfonylureas.

"Sulfonylureas work by stimulating the pancreas to release more insulin and are only effective when there is some pancreatic beta-cell activity still present.

Sulfonylureas block ATP sensitive potassium channels in Beta cells of the islets, and reduce the potassium permeability of Beta cells. This causes depolarization of the cells, calcium entry into the cell, which causes increased insulin secretion. The insulin released reduces plasma glucose concentrations.

Sulfonylureas are only indicated for treatment of Type 2 diabetes."

https://www.drugs.com/drug-class/sulfonylureas.html

Take care,

Anonymous 9 Dec 2011

If you meant pregnancy category, the U.S. FDA has given it a "C" :

Pregnancy Category C "Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks."

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