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Is metformin effective at controlling pcos related acne?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not how it works

Metformin can help with high Insulin levels present in over weight pcos patients.
It is not likely to have a significant effect on acne. Birth control pills will help much more as well as topical acne medications.

In brief: Not how it works

Metformin can help with high Insulin levels present in over weight pcos patients.
It is not likely to have a significant effect on acne. Birth control pills will help much more as well as topical acne medications.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Metformin will help regulate your periods and help you ovulate, but will not do much for your acne.
Birth control pills (especially those containing drospirenon) and spironolactone are medications that are very helpful for acne in pcos patients. Consult with your doctor about these or other treatments.

In brief: No

Metformin will help regulate your periods and help you ovulate, but will not do much for your acne.
Birth control pills (especially those containing drospirenon) and spironolactone are medications that are very helpful for acne in pcos patients. Consult with your doctor about these or other treatments.
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Dr. Matthew Wilson
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Metformin and acne

Metformin can definitely help to control acne in pcos.

In brief: Metformin and acne

Metformin can definitely help to control acne in pcos.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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