Yes. For some medical weight loss programs metformin is used for weight loss has to be done under physician supervision.
Yes. One of the side-effects of taking metformin is some weight loss. It's not dramatic but an average of 2-3% of excess body weight and for some people it might be more, some less. Metformin is used primarily for diabetics or people with high blood sugar, pcos or Insulin resistance. It has some side-effects which some can't tolerate. So it's recommended to be prescribed only to ones who really need it.
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...