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Metformin is a medicine used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes and sometimes in women with polycstic ovary syndrome. It may also be referred to by its brand names Bolamyn®, Diagemet®, Glucient®, Glucophage® or Metabet®.
Although metformin is used to reduce blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes, it does not lower glucose levels in the brain.
NICE do not recommend metformin as a treatment for brain tumours. It is important to speak to your healthcare team before taking any new medications or making changes to your current brain tumour treatment.
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