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what is metformin used for?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Diabetes: This is a mainstay drug for the treatment of diabetes type ii. It is inexpensive, effective but like all prescription medications should be taken with careful monitoring by your physician. If you have diabetes you have probably been prescribed this and need careful and daily care to prevent the severe complications of this disease.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take metformin if I don't get a fingerstick test?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yea: Metformin will mot cause hypoglycemia, so a meter is not absolutely a must. However, a meter will help you and your doctor determine the effectiveness of your treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does metformin contain anything antifungal in it?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nope!: I've used metformin to treat several conditions, but not a fungal infection as a direct effect. But, if a poorly controlled diabetic gets a fungal infection and metformin is added to improve sugar control, it is improved control that helps cure the infection.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can metformin helps reduce fats?

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Dr. Peter Horvath
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
No.: Metformin is given to improve the action of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that aids cells in the uptake of carbohydrates, not fats.
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean commented
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
Yes, that is true. But those excess carbohydrates (glucose) which enter the cell are stored as fat. That's why most Type II diabetics, who are hyperinsulinemic, are overfat, and generally have hyperlipidemia--especially, hypertriglyceridemia.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
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.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can metformin used in non-classical adrenal hyperplasias treatment?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: Unless you also have prediabetes or diabetes or pcos.

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