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Which medicines to take

I have PCOD. The doctor prescribed metformin 500mg twice a day and cytomid 250mg once a day. I want to take oral contraceptives. Which would be safe to take along with these other medicines? Also won't cause weight gain or hair fall.
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Dr. Neelam Pandey Kukreti Gurgaon | General Endocrinologist
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Whether u hv regular periods or irregular ..whether hirsutism present or not  no hormonal reports shared. U are pcos or something else, nothing can be  said  as pcos is diagnosis of exclusion. Even if u are pcos treatment depends on clinical and biochemical profile and concern of pt.  married or not also considered before prescrbing treatment. Ur treatment hints probably u are obese with androgenic features. Ocps are  prescribed in those having irregular cycles. In young girls many a times only progesterone induced withdrawal bleed advocated..
So better let doctor do its job rather than u experimenting on urself. If not satisfied with present treatment take second opinion froma gud endocrinologist in your vicnity .But self medication is never advised
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Dr. Sheetal Aversekar Mumbai | Diabetologist
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Metformin helps overcome the basic defect in pcod as well as aids in weight loss. More than anything it's the gradual lifestyle changes ie. Food habits , exercises which are more important in pcod. Discuss with your doctor and do not start hormonal medicines without a doctor's evaluation .
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