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Why is Glycomet prescribed for one under laser treatment for getting rid of unwanted hair ?

undergoing lazer treatment for minor hair growth on upper lip & chin , doctor prescribed me, glycomet 500mg. is it for hormonal treatment & weight loss. please help
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi..dear vinitha..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Glycomet is the generic version of Metformin.
The main use for metformin is for the treatment of
1) diabetes mellitus type 2, especially when it is concomitant with obesity and insulin resistance.
2) It is also being used increasingly in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) , which is common cause
of facial hairs..upper lip and chin.....
So it is neither hormonal nor cause weight loss...,but it is homonal regulator..,
Hence follow up treatment safely ...thanQ
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurang Krishna's  Response

Thanks for writing in.

Glycomet is given for PCOS (which is a common cause for facial hair growth).

Though it is not a hormone per se, it does help in hormone regulation (particularly insulin).

It is not for weight loss.
Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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