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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