A 43-year-old female asked:
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Will metformin help me lose weight? I'm 180 CM and 85 kg. Is it dangerous to use metformin if i don't have diabetes and are not heavily obese?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not a good idea: It's never a good idea to take a medicine for which you don't have a clear medical indication for. I applaud you for looking into all avenues to lose weight. That's very important. But metformin does have potential side effects which is acceptable in my opinion if you have diabetes. But for pure weight loss, i would not recommend it.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
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