Does metformin cause weight loss?


#1

Newly diagnosed and prescribed metformin 750mg ER. Have modified diet a lot and have found losing weight very easy whereas in the past it was very difficult. Is this due to the metformin?


#2

Welcome to the group. High blood sugars,change in diet and exercise play into weight loss. Here is information from “ Health Line”:

According to research, metformin can help some people lose weight. However, it’s not clear why metformin may cause weight loss. One theory is that it may prompt you to eat less by reducing your appetite. It may also change the way your body uses and stores fat.

Although studies have shown that metformin may help with weight loss, the drug is not a quick-fix solution. According to one long-term study, the weight loss from metformin tends to occur gradually over one to two years. The amount of weight lost also varies from person to person. In the study, the average amount of weight lost after two or more years was four to seven pounds. I lost and then gained it back over the years… Nancy50