Medications to help you conceive
Most polycystic ovary syndrome cases are characterized by anovulation, or the inability of the ovaries to release egg cells. Anovulation subsequently leads to menstrual issues, such as infrequent periods (can be less than 9 in a year) or infertility.
For some women, the most effective treatment for PCOS is to receive medications that induce ovulation, as prescribed by their doctor.
Examples of these medications are:
Clomiphene citrate or CC
This drug treats infertility in women, and it’s also one of the first-line treatment for PCOS since it promotes ovulation. According to reports, women often take it during the first part of their menstrual cycle. More than being economical, CC also has few adverse effects and requires little monitoring.
People searching for the most effective treatment for PCOS sometimes get surprised that metformin is an option; after all, isn’t it a drug for diabetes?
But, as it is, most women with PCOS also experience insulin resistance, so metformin could potentially help them.
Moreover, using this medication is also associated with increased menstrual cycles and better ovulation. In fact, if a woman doesn’t get pregnant with CC medication, the doctor will most likely add metformin to the treatment plan.
Finally, metformin also helps in lowering the levels of androgens, a group of hormones responsible for the development of male characteristics. Women with PCOS often experience acne and excessive hair growth in unwanted body parts due to increased androgen levels.
Anastrozole and letrozole
Anastrozole and letrozole are medications that treat breast cancer, but women with PCOS may also benefit from them since they stimulate the ovaries.
Finally, to induce ovulation and treat infertility, the doctor may give you gonadotrophins via injection. However, this medication can overstimulate your ovaries and increase the chance of multiple pregnancies.
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