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A 28-year-old female asked:

Don't have diabetes but have pcos. is it ok to metformin? my doctor suggested it two times a day to take for unmentioned time. will it cause me diabetes or other disease?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Metformin is relatively safe and is being currently used in the treatment of diabetes. It’s side effect profile should be discussed with the pharmacist at the time you pick it up.

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