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Can you get pregnant from taking metformin ? 500mg?

Can you get pregnant from taking metformin ? 500mg?

Allow not "get": If you have pcos, metformin can "allow" you to become pregnant by decreasing your Insulin resistance. However, it usually requires a high dose than 500 mg a day. 2000 mg/d is the most effective dose. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife was prescribed metformin to get pregnant. How long should she continue taking it after she is pregnant.?

My wife was prescribed metformin to get pregnant.  How long should she continue taking it after she is pregnant.?

1st Trimester: Most physicians have women stop taking metformin sometime in the 1st trimester. Typically women on metformin also have some Insulin resistance, it's important to have a glucose tolerance test in the 1st trimester to check for gestational diabetes. I recommend women go off their metformin after getting pregnant, have the glucose test and then use more typical agents for glucose control if need. ...Read more

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My dr. Made my dose higher of metformin now I'm taking 1500mg will this help me get pregnant if so how long will it take to get pregnant.

My dr. Made my dose higher of metformin now I'm taking 1500mg will this help me get pregnant if so how long will it take to get pregnant.

The most effective: dose of metformin is 1000 mg twice a day. If you have PCOS, it may help you get pregnant but there is no way to tell whether or how long, Diet, exercise and weight loss will help significantly. Other medications are available for specific indications. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant with medroxyprogesterone and metformin together?

Can i get pregnant with medroxyprogesterone and metformin together?

Possible: If you ovulate you can conceive. The Progesterone will not make you ovulate and the metformin will not make you ovulate - so if you conceive it had nothing to do with those two medications. ...Read more

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What to do if i used metformin to get pregnant. Do i go back on metformin for the rest of my life?

No usually: The major reason metformin is used is to control your blood sugars in diabetes. If you are not diabetic you will not need the metformin. It has been shown that metformin does help and maintain pregnancy but, again you will only use this medication if you want to become pregnant again. ...Read more

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I have recently started metformin 1000mg a day & I am spotting can I still get pregnant whilst spotting?

I have recently started metformin 1000mg a day & I am spotting can I still get pregnant whilst spotting?

Not usually: Spotting typically indicated that your ovaries are not ovulating (releasing an egg) normally. Unless you ovulate, you can't get pregnant. If you just started the metformin, it may take more time or it may take additional steps to help you become fertile. Call your doctor to discuss a plan of action. ...Read more

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How likley am I too get pregnant with pcos while taking metformin?

How likley am I too get pregnant  with pcos while taking metformin?

Better chance: Metformin use increases your chance of pregnancy, but not 100%--not even close. We don't have a good way of predicting acurately your chance of getting pregnant, but it helps. Good luck to you... ...Read more

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What amount months does it take for you to get pregnant with metformin 500mg and Clomid (clomiphene) 100mg ?

Unknown: There is exact answer. You are more likely to get pregnant if you are ovulating. You should follow with your doctor after each Clomid (clomiphene) cycle to be sure it is working. ...Read more

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