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What is Metformin (Glucophage) for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

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Metformin (Glucophage) is a diabetes drug that helps your body use insulin. It also slows down testosterone production. Some research has found that it can help obese women with PCOS lose weight.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: ''Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).''

Richardson, M. , 2003; vol. 68: pp. 697-704. American Family Physician

WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: ''Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).''

Richardson, M. , 2003; vol. 68: pp. 697-704. American Family Physician

WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

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