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Hormonal birth control is the standard treatment for PCOS patients who do not wish to get pregnant. But metformin is prescribed to other women as well for making the body more sensitive to insulin. The drug reduces elevated insulin levels, androgen levels, and blood glucose levels. The medicine also promotes some weight loss and improves menstrual patterns. Drugs that limit androgen levels are also used to treat PCOS. By reducing androgen levels, a lot of patients report considerable improvements in androgen-related signs like excessive hair growth on the body. The most common anti-androgen drug is spironolactone. Improvement in the condition of acne is also noticed. Unfortunately, the long-term safety effects of this drug use are not known and it is also not a good idea if a patient is trying to get pregnant. So, it is usually taken along with birth control pills. Women trying to conceive cannot take such birth control pills and should resort rely to alternative options if they are sexually active when taking this medication. Hair problems in PCOS patients are usually resolved with skin and hair treatments, like acne products, electrolysis, laser therapy, and eflornithine hydrochloride, the prescription cream. Women should also take supplements, vitamins, and other complementary treatments that are common among PCOS-affected women.