Even though there’s no cure for polycystic ovary syndrome, as part of the treatment, medicines can be used to help control insulin levels or a woman’s reproductive hormone.
Some polycystic ovary syndrome medications include:
Combination of estrogen and progestin hormones in birth control pills. They may fix irregular menstrual bleeding or absent menstruation. They may also improve acne problems, male-type hair growth, and hair loss.
Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a diuretic. It is often used with estrogen-progestin therapy and it reduces acne, hair loss, and slows down hair growth on the face and body.
Metformin (Glucophage). Even though Metformin is a diabetes medicine, it is often used for controlling androgen levels, besides controlling insulin and blood sugar levels.
Synthetic progestin shots or pills are sometimes used instead of the hormone estrogen. Progestin works similar to a menstrual cycle sheds the endometrial lining. The shedding is what prevents uterine cancer.
Clomiphene (Clomid, Serophene). These fertility medicines are given to women who want to get pregnant.