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 Melani - Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:04 am

Can anyone tell me how effective Glucophage is in helping to bring own's cyces back to normal ovulation.

Does it help bring on only one ovulatory cycle or does it establish normal cycles once and for all, with ovulation ocurring naturally every month thereafter ?
 Rhonda P, CEP - Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:11 pm

User avatar Hello,

The cause of an irregular menstruation or ovulation may not be corrected by Glucophage if it is being caused by something like (PCOS) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Your physician should do blood work on you to determine hormone levels, looking for thyroid problems as well as other causes for your abnormalities. The actual use of METFORMIN (Glucophage) to treat menstruation problems is still being evaluated and studied; it isn’t intended to correct this type of problem at this time. So, unless your irregularity or amenorrhea is being caused by something METFORMIN can alter, it may not be the answer for you. Your doctor can give you more insight on the update of Metformin uses.

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