The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Insulin-Sensitizing Drugs for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine abnormality characterized by hyperandrogenism and anovulation, affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age in the US. It is often accompanied by obesity and insulin resistance. In recent years, antidiabetic drugs, although not approved for such use by the FDA, have been tried for treatment of this disorder. This review describes the effectiveness of metformin and the thiazolidinediones in women with PCOS. Also included is a dosage and cost table for some insulin-sensitizing drugs. ... more
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