PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition in which a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels are out of balance, normally leading to irregular periods and surplus of body hair.

“50% of women having PCOS are having difficulty on chances of getting pregnant”. According to Dr. Zedrix Gallito, OB Gynecologist, at the latest episode of ManilaMed Healthline entitled The Truth About PCOS and Infertility.


Prescription medicines like metformin, steroids, and pills promote better ovulation while supplements containing antioxidants also help in keeping a woman’s body healthy and glowing.  

Side Effects

All kinds of medications may have side effects such as tenderness of the breasts, headaches, feeling bloated, weight gain, and decreased sex drive. Visit your OB to keep your bodily functions normal.

Antidepressant and PCOS maintenance

With the doctor’s approval and supervision, women can take antidepressant drugs while maintaining PCOS treatment pills. Always update your doctor so they can provide the right medications for your condition.

Metformin and PCOS

Metformin is a highly prescribed medication for a woman with PCOS. It helps regulate the insulin sensitivity of the patient to have better ovulation and prevent the development and complications  of diabetes.

ManilaMed offers complete care for women with PCOS. Get expert service at ManilaMed’s Center for Women’s Health to help you feel better. Visit manilamed.net.ph or call them at 523 8131 loc. 3100/ 3101 for inquiries and consultations.