A 33-year-old member asked:
does taking of metformin cause weight loss?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
34 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 physician supervision though.
Answered on Jan 3, 2013
Dr. William Haynes answered
37 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Metformin can cause weight loss. It can vary from none to 10%, but the average is about 3%. It also causes blood sugar levels to drop from high to normal (but not hypoglycemia). And it decreases cholesterol a little.
Answered on Jan 11, 2018
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