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What is the average weight loss when taking metformin

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
1-4 kgs.: Usually during the first few months. You will regain it though, unless you follow diet and exercise.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: For metabolic syndrome and certain medical weight loss program metformin is used as a part of weight loss protocol - this has to be done under physici ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: For some medical weight loss programs metformin is used for weight loss has to be done under physician supervision.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No or maybe: There is no consistent evidence that metformin helps with weight loss. Studies simply do not back up this statement. Individuals do seem to lose weigh ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
None: There are no totally safe effective diet pills, particularly the otc garbage that's sold in local stores, by your friends, advertised on tv or on the ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience Psychiatry
Tough question: Weight gain is a potential side effect of every antidepressant, although some are clearly worse offenders than others (mirtazapine, paroxetine are amo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Glucophage (metformin) is considered a weight neutral drug but in clinical trials, the average weight loss is around 2-4 lbs.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of a doctor collecting the numbers and publishing the data on what % of patients on topamax (topiramate) lose weight taking it, and rega ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise: As above.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It's one : Less pound of pressure on the knee when you stand up. Any and all weight loss will benefit your knee by limiting the trauma with exercise.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marek Walczyk
39 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Bupropion in known to increase some weight over time, fluctuations 1-2 lbs can be rather related to quantity of hamburgers or fries consumed in a cer ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on the : Juice fast. If one drank lots of fruit juices - they may actually gain weight. Usually > vegetable juices are recommended for a juice fast.
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A 37-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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Healthy lifestyle: There are no shortcuts for weight management in patients with type 1 diabetes. It's always best to minimize low sugars (to avoid eating more to keep ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
Diet & exercise: The botton line for any weight loss program is you need to increase your exercise (preferably exercise 30 minutes to an hour, 5-6 days/week) and decre ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Gaining Weight: You will not gain weight if the diet or caloric intake remains stable. One has to consume more calories to gain weight. Many people on psychiatric me ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Why do you care?: Continue to work at the gym, keep on your diet and if your doctor suggested to take metformin, than take it. It also can helps to control your blood s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Not unusual: Hi extended action eventide (Bydureon) can help type 2 patients lose a considerable amount of weight. The amount lost obviously varies from patient to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
27 years experience Cardiology
There are many: To gain weight you need to eat protein shakes. If you mean to lose weight then see here: http://www.Laheartspecialists.Com/shop/weight-loss.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
It depends: If the 17 year old in question has a bmi of 30 or above and has been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Lose only fat: So for weight loss, you are made of fat, muscle & water. Muscle must stay stable otherwise whatever you lost is coming back!. You want to lose only f ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Weight loss: Is your child actually losing weight or are they getting taller/leaner? As kids grow they tend to lean up if they have an active life style and have a ... Read More

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