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what is glucophage (metformin)?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
Glucophage (metformin) is: An oral medication usually used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Side effects of glucophage (metformin)?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Glucophage (metformin): Diarrhea most common.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Glucophage (metformin): Metformin is primarily for type 2 diabetes, also experimentally for polycystic ovarian disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease & premature puberty.
Danbury, CT
A 21-year-old female asked:

Do i need a prescription to get glucophage (metformin)?

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Dr. Shivinder Deol
Anti-Aging Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Metformin has potential for uncommon serious side effects like lactic acidosis, and need close monitoring in patients with kidney damage. It is rx only.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I heard that glucophage (metformin) pills has awieght loss effect. ..Is that true? Is that safe?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Metformin: It has, but it has side effects but not very much. Not a good medication if you have kidney failure. Discuss with your doctor. It doesn't make a lot of weight loosing but some.
Houston, TX
A 57-year-old male asked:

M57, could i stop glucophage (metformin) once i start getting normal figures?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Talk to Dr: It is unlikely as written, since you are getting to normal numbers with the assistance of the medication! there are far worse things in life than medication reliance for optimal health.

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