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How does Metformin work? What medical conditions does it treat? What are it’s side effects and how often do doctors prescribe Metformin compared to other similar drugs? Thanks.
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Mechanism of action ;

Metformin decreases hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.

Uses;

Diabetes/ metabolic syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Weight loss

Improves fertility in PCOS

Side effects;

The more common side effects of metformin include:

  • heartburn
  • stomach pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • bloating
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • unpleasant metallic taste in mouth

Its a very commonly prescribed drug especially for diabetes worldwide.

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