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This information explains the evidence summary about the off-label use of metformin for polycystic ovary syndrome in women who are not trying to get pregnant. It does not cover metformin use in women who are trying to get pregnant. The evidence summary is an overview of the available information about this medicine. It aims to help prescribers and patients when they are considering whether or not to use an unlicensed or off-label treatment. The summary does not contain recommendations from NICE on whether the medicine should be used.