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Trying to conceive since long, diagnosed with PCOS. Can I increase the dosage of metformin?

Hi, hubby and i have been trying to conceive for 2yrs now after a miscarriage and just found out 4months ago before an IVF treatment (failed) that i have PCOS, I started taking metformin 1000mg but would like to know if i can increase the dose to 1500mg and also if i can take pregnacare conception and evening primrose oil all together.Also i weigh 65kg presently. Julia.
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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The dosage of the medication can be increased if there is no response, but only under medical supervision. The maximum recommended dose is usually 1500 mg. but studies have shown a response to be seen at 2000 mg. dose when the 1500 mg. dosage has failed. Also, maintain a healthy BMI and regular exercise. I would not suggest consumption of several medications or nutritional supplements at the same time, but prenatal vitamins may be taken. Hope your query has been answered. Wish you good health.
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