Metformin (Glucophage) for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
How Well It Works
Metformin lowers insulin, androgen, and Reference cholesterol Opens New Window levels. It also improves metabolism in women who are insulin-resistant.
Metformin may help start ovulation in women with PCOS who have not responded to treatment with clomiphene. Some doctors may recommend taking metformin in addition to clomiphene to start ovulation.Reference 2
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology