Women's health

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

(PCOS)

  • Also known as
  • Polycystic ovary 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.

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All Medications for Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Anti-diabetic

  • Actos
    (Pioglitazone)
    Prescription only

    Actos (Pioglitazone) is a last-choice blood sugar-lowering medicine since it's only moderately effective but has a lot of undesirable side effects.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • 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.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
    • Liquid

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  • working on losing weight
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