Tuesday, October 17, 2006

PCOS Treatment Not Harmful To Baby

Good news for women struggling with PCOS and infertility.  One of the treatments is a drug called Metformin, whose potential to harm the fetus if taken in early pregnancy was unknown..  A recent study shows that the drug doesn't appear to cause any major malformations, however further research is needed.

Metformin is used, with or without insulin, to treat patients with type 2 diabetes - and it is also used to treat infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. However, the safety of this drug for the fetus has not been established,

Metformin in early pregnancy may be safe for fetus | Health | Reuters.com

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