Do Metformin Tablets cause Weight Loss in Diabetic Patients? How Does it Work?

Metformin is a medication used to manage blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes. Pharmacy Planet sells a comprehensive range of prescribed treatments for the management of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes including Byetta (Exenatide) online, Lantus insulin online and Metformin Trulicity online all available in the UK.

How does Metformin work?
Metformin tablets work by reducing the amount of sugar released by the liver into the bloodstream. It also helps the body respond better to insulin which is the hormone that controls the level of sugar in the blood. The key issue with Type 2 Diabetes is insulin resistance and Metformin tablets help the body to use insulin and keep blood sugar levels under control. Metformin is a popular medication for Type 2 diabetes as unlike other medicines for this condition, it does not cause weight gain.

Not only do Metformin tablets not cause weight gain unlike other medications for Type 2 Diabetes but some people believe that it may actually cause weight loss. This can be a beneficial side effect for many people. Type 2 Diabetes is known as the ‘lifestyle’ diabetes and many sufferers have a poor diet and are overweight. Weight loss will be one of the measures recommended by your GP which is why many people are keen to avoid medicines for diabetes that cause weight gain and would prefer something like Metformin which seems to cause weight loss in some people.

Metformin tablets
Metformin is a safe drug but most people are started on a low dosage to begin with to mitigate any unwanted side effects. Some people who are already at a target weight will not want further weight loss so this is a matter to discuss with your doctor if there are any concerns about the amount of weight loss.

Pharmacy Planet sells a range of treatments for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes online in the UK including Metformin Trulicity, Lantus insulin and Byetta (Exenatide). Your doctor can discuss with you the best medication for your type of diabetes and the recommended dosage. We have information sheets and guidance available online to help manage diabetes, visit our website to find out more