Women's health

Polycystic ovarian syndrome


  • 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.

All Medications for Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  • Glucophage
    Prescription only

    Glucophage (metformin) is the first choice medicine to control your blood sugar and lower the risk of death from diabetes, although a few people may not tolerate the stomach side effects.

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

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Polycystic ovarian syndrome

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  • working on losing weight

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