I am planning to get pregnant and have symptoms of PCOS. Is it advisable to take glucophage (metformin hydrochloride)? Will it help me ovulate apart from controlling my sugar levels? Will there be any side effects on fetus.
My daughter has pcos and used glucophage until she did get pregnant. She did need to stop during the pregnncy. She also used it only for the pcos not for any form of diabetes. But she does have insulin resistance. So if you are on it already in my opinion and from my daughter's experience it is fine to take until you are pregnant. And I truly believe it was a factor in her being able to get pregnant. Hope this helps Good Luck and I hope you are succesfull sith getting pregnant God Bess
How is infertility treated? Cleveland Clinic
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The majority of couples can conceive with simpler, less expensive treatments than in vitro fertilization. Common treatments include:
Oral medications to restore regular menstrual cycles such as clomiphene, letrizole or metformin.
Injectable fertility drugs to stimulate several eggs to ovulate, which include Repronex, Gonal F, Follistim, Bravelle and Menopure.
Intrauterine insemination, a process in which the husband's sperm is "washed" and inserted into the uterus. Intrauterine insemination is often used in combination with clomiphene citrate or gonadotropins injections.
Donor insemination, a process in which sperm from an anonymous donor is used to inseminate a woman. This can be done for single women or married couples in whom the husband has severely compromised sperm (although most of these couples choose in vitro fertilization).
Medical and surgical treatment for the man.
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