A 27-year-old member asked:
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what is the average weight loss when taking metformin?

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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.
Answered on Feb 28, 2012
Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
8 kg in diabetics: In diabetics it has been shown to lose 8 kg over 6 months use. It helps with glucose management.
Answered on Nov 15, 2013

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