One drug that is often used to treat Type 2 diabetes is metformin. Because it decreases blood glucose levels, it lessens the chance of developing diabetes consequences such as nerve damage and renal problems. However, since receiving FDA clearance in 1994 to treat Type 2 diabetes, metformin has become something of a “wonder drug” due to its efficacious treatment of other prevalent medical diseases, including obesity, heart disease, and infertility.
Despite the fact that metformin isn’t officially licensed to treat conditions other than diabetes, a rising number of medical professionals are prescribing it off-label due to these additional advantages. Sitembile Sales, MD, an internal medicine and integrative medicine physician with the Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York shows us the potential of this powerful medication. Read the article.