... battling to breath this last few days. Can I just stop taking the medicine.? My doctor declared me as a new diabetic 11 patient. He also said that I have Metabolic Syndrome.
In most of the studies of Glucophage before it was approved, people on Glucophage lost weight (1.4 to 8.4 pounds on average). However, the people in these studies who were not taking Glucophage also lost weight. The difference between the groups was not significant, meaning that there was no statistical difference between the two groups. In these studies, people were taking Glucophage to treat type 2 diabetes. It is not known if Glucophage has any effect on weight in people who do not have diabetes.
It is important to note that in most studies of Glucophage, people did not usually gain weight. Many other diabetes medications are known to cause weight gain, which is particularly undesirable for people with type 2 diabetes who may already have problems with weight gain. So, even if the medicine does not cause weight loss, it is often a good choice for overweight people with type 2 diabetes.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
If you weight gain is too bothersome, please do seek medical advice form the doc who prescribed the med., he/she may change the med for your diabetes.
Take care, be safe & well, wish you all the best!
- Glucophage Information for Consumers
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