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Treatment of Insulin Resistance in PCOS

metformin

Metformin for the treatment of PCOS

Metformin is the generic name for a medication which reduces insulin resistance. It is also known as Glucophage, Riomet or Fortamet. Metformin is used as a fertility treatment to cause ovulation in women with insulin resistance or PCOS.

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Byetta is used to treat insulin resistance in PCOS patients

Byetta is used to treat insulin resistance in PCOS patients

Alternatives to metformin for treating insulin resistance in PCOS

Medications such as Byetta and Acarbose and minerals such as chromium have been studied in PCOS patients. Some may have benefit for patients with insulin resistance who do not ovulate.

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Avandia treatment of insulin resistance

Avandia treatment of insulin resistance

Actos and Avandia for treating insulin resistance in PCOS

A class of medications called TZDs have been used in the past to induce ovulation in PCOS patientd and others with insulin resistance. due to potential risks, this medication is rarely if ever used for this purpose any more.

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Additional information from the Blog on treating insulin resistance in PCOS patients

  • FDA warning about Actos

Actos Fracture Risk

Metformin Ineffective for IVF