A 46-year-old member asked:
safe to take metformin for weight loss?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Peter Duic answered
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
NO: Metformin is not a drug for weight loss. It's main use is for diabetics and patients who may be "pre-diabetic". If your doctor prescribed this for you speak with him again as to why he wants you on this medicine.
Answered on Dec 12, 2012
Dr. Charles Turck answered
17 years experience Pharmacology
Not usually..: While weight loss may occur while taking metformin, weight loss is not usually the reason the medicine is prescribed. The drug does have to be taken under the supervision of a prescribing doctor.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
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