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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conner
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ok: Metformin may stimulate ovulation. It can help with weight loss. It can cause abdominal pain and nausea. I may affect your electrolytes. See a doctor ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No: Metformin is excellent at reducing Insulin resistance, particularly when combined with diet, exercise, and weight loss. Most effective dose is 2000 md ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
NO: Metformin is not a drug for weight loss. It's main use is for diabetics and patients who may be "pre-diabetic". If your doctor prescribed this for you ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Turck
17 years experience Pharmacology
Not usually..: While weight loss may occur while taking metformin, weight loss is not usually the reason the medicine is prescribed. The drug does have to be taken u ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Perez
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
May loose some ....: Lost weight is likely related to gastrointestinal side effect like nausea, fullness, not as a direct effect of the medication, only take if you are a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible.: Metformin can induce wt loss through GI side effects and also through reduction in insulin level. However the effect in non diabetics would be expect ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
40 years experience Pharmacology
Powerful drug : Metformin is a powerful drug to control blood sugar in the treatment of diabetes.It is not a weight loss medication and the simple regulation of sugar ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muhammad Munir
26 years experience Psychiatry
Metformin weightloss: Metformin is prescribed for various purposes and the dose varies depending on the need. It's been added to the treatment to address weight issues 2ndr ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is used for diabetes and in some cases for treating pcos. A side effect is weight loss, but it is not indicated for that.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
None: Clinical research trials on the effects of metformin & changes in body fat/weight have al shown no effect, not even an very small trend. On the other ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Diet Pills: Both. Phentermine is very dangerous to your heart and will not in any way lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. If you do not have diabetes, t ... Read More
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