The metabolic effects of drugs used for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome


  • Melia Karaköse
  • Erman Çakal
  • Kubilay Ertan
  • Tuncay Delibasi

Received Date: 13.06.2013 Accepted Date: 30.06.2013 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2013;14(3):168-173 PMID: 24592098

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age. It is characterized by menstrual disorders, hyperandrogenism (clinical and/or biochemical) and ultrasonographic features. It is well known that PCOS has unfavourable effects on carbohydrate metabolism, the parameters of cardiovascular disease and lipid profile. Mode of treatment is mainly guided by the main complaint of the patient. A lot of medicines have been used for many years to treat these women. For that reason the recognition the effects of these drugs on the metabolic risk profile is important. The aim of this review was to evaluate the effects of these drugs on metabolic parameters in women with PCOS.

Keywords: Polycystic ovary syndrome, treatment, drug effects; metabolic parameter