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Irregular periods, planning for baby. Taken sme test, prescribed obimet sr 500. Suggestions?

hi doctor my wife is 29 year old and she has a problem of irreregular periods,and we are planning for child also.. so my gyneacology doctor made sme test on her and suggested a tablet obimet sr 500.......... by this tablet will my wife get regular periods and what are the side effect of this tablet ...as she has to take this tablet for 6 month..
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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DEAR SIR/MADAM

PROBABLY YOUR WIFE HAVE THE SYMPTOMS OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS) WHICH IS CHARACTORISED BY IRREGULAR PERIODS WITH WEIGHT GAIN ALONG WITH HAIR GROWTH IN THE FACE ETC.

OBIMET SR CONTAINS METFORMIN 500 MG WHICH IS GIVEN TO REDUCE INSULIN RESISTANCE, DECREASE THE MULTIPLE CYSTS IN THE OVARIES CAUSING REGULARISATION OF PERIODS.
THESE TABLETS ARE NOT FOR REGULAR PERIODS OR OVULATION INDUCTION BY DIRECT METHODS.
THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF THESE DRUGS INCLUDES
1. GASTROINTESTINAL SIDE EFFECTS - NAUSEA, VOMITTING. BLOATING AND DYSPEPSIA.
2. METALLIC TASTE IN THE MOUTH

THANKS
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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