Treatments for PCOS

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for PCOS. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Nutrition

Overview
Like everyone else, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) feel their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. For those with PCOS, nutrition is one of the most important ways yo... read more

Oophorectomy

Overview
Oophorectomy is surgery to remove the ovaries. Oophorectomy may be considered in cases of severe polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that has not responded to medications or more conservative surgeries s... read more

Ovarian drilling

Overview
Ovarian drilling (also known as modified wedge resection or “whiffle ball” surgery) is a type of surgery intended to restore regular periods and improve fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndro... read more

Ovidrel (Choriogonadotropin alfa injection)

Overview
Ovidrel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infertility in women as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program. Ovidrel is also referred t... read more

Propecia (Finasteride)

Overview
Propecia is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat male pattern hair loss in men. Propecia is also referred to by its drug name, Finasteride. In cases of polyc... read more

Proscar (Finasteride)

Overview
Proscar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. Proscar is also referred to by its drug name, Finasteride. In case... read more

Repronex ((Menotropins for injection))

Overview
Repronex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infertility related to ovulatory dysfunction in women who have previously undergone pituitary suppression. R... read more

Riomet (Metformin)

Overview
Riomet is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Riomet is considered an adjunct treatment to diet... read more

Saxenda (Liraglutide)

Overview
Saxenda is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage chronic weight problems in adults who are overweight or obese. Saxenda is considered an adjunct treatment to... read more

Sleeve gastrectomy

Overview
Sleeve gastrectomy (also known as the sleeve) is a type of bariatric surgery, or surgery intended to help people lose weight. In obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), bariatric surgery ma... read more

Synthroid (Levothyroxine)

Overview
Synthroid is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypothyroidism and pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone suppression. Synthroid is also referred to by its ... read more

Unithroid (Levothyroxine)

Overview
Unithroid is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypothyroidism and pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone suppression. Unithroid is also referred to by its ... read more

Vaniqa (Eflornithine)

Overview
Vaniqa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce unwanted facial hair in women. Vaniqa is also referred to by its drug name, Eflornithine.

Vaniqua is a me... read more

Victoza (Liraglutide)

Overview
Victoza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Victoza is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Victoza is also r... read more

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