A 34-year-old female asked:
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doc has advised me to take glucophage (metformin) gor 3 months to regulate my hormones and aid in weight loss but i m wary. will there be long term side effects?

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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No: Metformin is excellent at reducing Insulin resistance, particularly when combined with diet, exercise, and weight loss. Most effective dose is 2000 md/d (1000 twice/day), but you need to work up to that dose gradually.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019

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