A 33-year-old member asked:
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does taking of metformin cause weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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
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Dr. William Haynes
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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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Yes: For some medical weight loss programs metformin is used for weight loss has to be done under physician supervision.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 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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