Metformin (generic)
Total ratings: 18

Metformin Pills

Important Information

A relatively new method of treating ovulation problems in women with polycystic ovarian disease is to use an oral medication called metformin (brand name is Glucophage). Metformin has traditionally been used as an oral drug to help control diabetes. Doctors also use Glucophage in women going through in vitro fertilization for PCOS, and for those with very high antral follicle counts - if their ovaries are "polycystic" by ultrasound. Women with polycystic ovaries respond with a "smoother" response to the injectable FSH medication if they have been taking Glucophage.

Typical use

General Fertility

Common Side Effect

Abdominal or stomach discomfort Cough or hoarseness Decreased appetite Diarrhea Fast or shallow breathing Fever or chills General feeling of discomfort Lower back or side pain Muscle pain or cramping Painful or difficult urination Sleepiness

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    December 12, 2016

    Do u need prescription

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    November 24, 2016

    After having had 2 miscarriages, this drug helped me maintain my pregnancy. I think if you have PCOS, it is a must. Ask your doctor about it.

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    November 25, 2016

    not so sure how it's working for my hormones but I'm guessing good because my cycles are now every 25-30 days. I get nausea and a couple times a week get diarrhea but worth it if ttc and stay healthy. also gave lost almost 20 pounds on this pill and dieting and excersize. I'm also a vegetarian now.

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    December 04, 2016

    I have only been on it for 2 wks. I have had nausea and diarrhea some. but am losing weight nicely and hoping for good results with period regularity and pregnancy.

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    December 02, 2016

    After over a year of having cycles that ranged from 13 to 45 days with spotting nearly every other day due to coming off of depo shot, I was put on metformin and the very next cycle was a perfect 28 day cycle. It does give my diarrhea, hence the missing 5th star, but that may be a cause for weight loss so I shouldn't be too upset!

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    November 29, 2016

    I'm very nauseated and have diarrhea, and I believe it throws off ovulation readings.

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    November 24, 2016

    A huge improvement after starting Metformin. My glucose levels are down. Seems to be the only drug that works for me.

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    December 31, 2016

    I have had two successful pregnancies after taking metformin for 5-6 months. I have not been diagnosed with PCOS but began taking it because my doctor thought I was not ovulating. The main side effect I experienced both times was a 20+ pound weight gain and nausea. I felt hungry all the time while on metformin, if I did not eat something every two hours I would become very nauseated. But since it works so well for me a little discomfort is worth the end result of having a healthy pregnancy. :)

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    December 19, 2016

    I've been on metformin for about 7 months now , I've been taking it twice daily and she up dosed it for 3 times daily now . I have pcos and I stopped taking it for 2 weeks and I got my period nov 30 last for a week and I ovulated and now I'm waiting to see if we get pregnant.. when starting to take this medicine you'll have diarrhea and you feel weird , your body just has to get use to it .. but let's see if it helps . Praying that it does ..

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    December 14, 2016

    I've been on it for 5 pregnancies, some weight gain, mild upset stomach, glucose levels are much better. I have PCOS.

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    November 24, 2016

    Made me have diarrhea.

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    December 20, 2016

    I was put on this drug to help my sugar levels. Gives me the bubble guts after I take it ... but it does help with weight loss and I believe infertility

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    December 04, 2016

    Made me very nauseated.

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    January 17, 2017

    I've only taken it for a few weeks. I don't have PCOS but my Dr. thought it would help me ovulate. I've never known when I've ovulated until now. so I believe it works. I will give it more time.

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    January 10, 2017

    I take metformin for my sugar levels it makes my stomach bubbly but I guess my stomach getting used to it...

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    January 09, 2017

    I haven't started yet.... but I was wondering. - Can you start the medication before your period starts? - can you drink alcohol while using this medication? - how long did you have your nausea symptoms?

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    December 07, 2016

    This stuff totally upsets your stomach for like the first month, but after that those symptoms improved. Been on it a few months, not pregnant yet but I've lost 23 lbs and my body seems to be showing signs of actually ovulating now so I'd recommend it.

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