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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Medications

As part of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) treatment, medicines can be used to help control reproductive hormone or insulin levels.

Medication choices

Medicines to treat reproductive or metabolic problems include:

Eflornithine (such as Vaniqa) is a prescription skin cream that slows hair growth for as long as you use it regularly. Talk to your doctor about whether it is right for you.

Treatment for acne includes nonprescription and prescription medicines that are applied to the skin (topical) or taken by mouth (oral). For more information, see Acne.

Combination hormone pills may improve acne that is related to high androgen levels.4

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Last Updated: February 06, 2012
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