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What is metformin used for in infertility?
What Is Metformin, Possible Side Effects, and Why It’s Used for Infertility. Metformin is an insulin-sensitizing drug primarily used to treat diabetes, but it can also be used for fertility. Women with PCOS may benefit from taking metformin alone, along with Clomid, or even during IVF treatment.
Can you get pregnant on metformin?
The short answer is no. During the early days of metformin use for PCOS treatment, doctors did prescribe this diabetes drug in hopes of inducing ovulation. Research has found that when metformin is compared to a placebo, the rate of ovulation increased. You would hope that ovulation would lead to conception.
Can metformin help with PCOS?
Some research on metformin and PCOS has shown that menstrual cycles become more regular and ovulation returns with treatment. In some cases, the effect occurs without needing fertility drugs like Clomid.
How does metformin work to induce ovulation?
In contrast, metformin is a drug that affects metabolism and acts indirectly to induce ovulation by reducing the circulating concentration of insulin. Metformin’s onset of action is slower and gradual: up to 6 months of treatment with metformin may be needed to clinically improve ovulation (4-7).