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(also known as Glucophage, Fortamet, Riomet, Glumetza)
Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug from the biguanide class (its other members are the withdrawn agents phenformin and buformin). The main use for metformin is for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, especially when it is concomitant with obesity and insulin resistance. It is also being used increasingly in polycystic ... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 81% (5033 Members) find Metformin helpful

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Had pretty extreme side effects to begin with but it definitely seems to be helping the insulin resistant part of my PCOS
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works but have heard it does a lot of damage to your kidneys
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metformin has been a great drug for me. It has little side effect, and easy to take.
It's been okay. It's gotten my periods regular, but the tummy problems are terrible sometimes.
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Metformin has helped even out my hormones and lose weight.
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Horrible for me...stomach issues. Was on it for two years. No longer take it.
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works well for me as long as I eat right
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makes me nauseous and gives me diarrhea. I found that taking it at night helped with my nausea symptoms. You have to give your body time to get used to the medicine. Its getting much better now but its taken about 1 year for me.
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alot of side effects
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