I have seen metformin used long term in female patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. This can be used until a positive pregnancy test and then it is stopped.
In polycystic ovarian syndrome metformin makes cells more sensitive to insulin, may help make ovulation and menstrual cycles more regular, prevent type 2 diabetes, and add to weight loss when a diet is followed.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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