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Can metformin cause weight loss?

Can metformin cause weight loss?

Yes: For some medical weight loss programs metformin is used for weight loss has to be done under physician supervision. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can metformin cause weight loss even though I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 115 after having thyroid cancer 3 years ago . I am 5 ft8!150 lbs. I am a smallmeater but?

Can metformin cause weight loss even though I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 115 after having thyroid cancer 3 years ago . I am 5 ft8!150 lbs. I am a smallmeater but?

Metformin: Metformin is considered a weight neutral drug.. In clinical trials, the typically weight loss is around 2 kg. The main advantage for metformin is that it does not cause weight gain which is what we always worry about with diabetes drugs. Your bmi is 22.8 which is excellent. I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Does taking of metformin cause weight loss?

Does taking of metformin cause weight loss?

Yes: Metformin can cause weight loss. It can vary from none to 10%, but the average is about 3%. It also causes blood sugar levels to drop from high to normal (but not hypoglycemia). And it decreases cholesterol a little. ...Read more

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What medication can be used along with seroquel weight gain? I've read about metformin and topamax (topiramate) Adderall 5mg caused weight loss before on seroquel

What medication can be used along with seroquel weight gain? I've read about metformin and topamax (topiramate)  Adderall 5mg caused weight loss before on seroquel

The best : Solution is diet, exercise and burning off more calories than you take in. You need to discuss any potential medications with your doctor to make sure they're appropriate for you and won't have any harmful interactions. ...Read more

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Does metformin help with weight loss?

Does metformin help with weight loss?

Yes but...: 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. ...Read more

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Safe to take metformin for weight loss?

Safe to take metformin for weight loss?

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. ...Read more

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What is it like to take metformin for weight loss and what was the outcome?

What is it like to take metformin for weight loss and what was the outcome?

Trivial: Hi. Metformin doesn't do squat for weight loss; it's weight neutral. There are FDA-approved drugs for weight loss, Qsymia & Belviq, (lorcaserin) which are far more effective than metformin (and far more expensive, unfortunately). There are type 2 diabetes drugs that help with weight loss too, although they're not approved solely for that purpose (GLP-1 agonists & SGLT-2 inhibitors). Good luck! ...Read more

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Can glucophage (metformin) be used for weight loss? If it could be used what is the dose?

Can glucophage (metformin) be used for weight loss? If it could be used what is the dose?

Let me explain: Glucophage (metformin) used for diabetes type ii, but also is been used for weight lose recently, because this drug lower the blood sugar it is wise to use the lower dose which is 500mg then see what happen, your doctor could monitor that and may increase it if he feel is not harmful for you. ...Read more

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Can I take Metformin for weight loss if Im not diabetic?

Can I take Metformin for weight loss if Im not diabetic?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more