Polycystic ovarian syndrome


About Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) happens when a woman's ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. One result is that cysts (fluid-filled sacs) develop on the ovaries. Women who are obese are more likely to have polycystic ovary syndrome.

  • Also known as
  • PCOS
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Top Medications for Polycystic ovarian syndrome according to our users

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All Medications for Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  • Anti-diabetic > Thiazoladinedione

  • Anti-diabetic > Biguanide

    • Metformin
      Prescription only

      Glucophage (Metformin) is a very effective medicine to lower blood sugar and the risk of complications and death from diabetes, but it's likely to cause diarrhea for the first few weeks.

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      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Liquid
  • Antihypertensive > Diuretic

    • Aldactone
      Prescription only

      Aldactone (Spironolactone) is helpful when added to another diuretic to get rid of excess fluid in your body. Doesn't work well on its own.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill

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