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Doses given for Metaformin, Aldactone and Combination birth control pills or patches

Hi, my daughter’s consultant will be recommending to her doctor that she is put on either a combination birth control pill or patches plus Metaformin. I’ll be attending the appointment with her so I just wanted to make sure that I was briefed on what the usual dose is for each of the medication. I’d be grateful for any advice on what the usual doses are. I know things may vary for individuals so not expecting a definitive answer.

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Meant to type metformin!

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While I remember can I also ask if there are brands of medication that are better than others. For instance I have Sjogrens and had to work hard to make sure I got a quality version of the hydroxychloroquone sulfate tablet I take. I was being fobbed off with cheaper versions which had tablet padding that disagreed with me. I wondered if the same applied to Metformin and spironolactone. So any info on brands would be welcome.

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I've been taking 500 mg metformin since the start of the year and just got my periods back after going about 9 months without one! Previously on yasmin /Dianette contraceptive pills which I believe kept the pcos at bay as I conceived quickly, although it didn't last.

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Suggest Yasmin as a combined contraceptive. She should not be put on metformin unless she has been tested for insulin resistance as it is primarily a diabetes drug. It can help ladies with pcos who are IR tho but she should be tested first.

I am not familiar with the patches so cannot comment.

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