My gynecologist prescribed hormonal medication and Metformin after I got diagnosed with PCOD. Can I take any alternative medicine?

Q. Is it safe to take hormonal medicine and Metformin for PCOD, and what are the other alternatives?

Answered by
Dr. Usha Sadanand Rao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 15, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 25 years old. I had complaints of irregular periods, hair loss, acne, and increased hair growth over the chin. I consulted a nearby gynecologist who told me it will most probably be PCOD and therefore prescribed an OCP and asked to take a pelvic scan for confirmation. I took the scan yesterday and both ovaries showed PCOD. The gynecologist asked me to take hormonal medication and later I may have to take Metformin. Is it safe, or are there any other alternative medications?



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Yes, the medication to regularise periods is the OCP (oral contraceptives) and you can start taking them. In addition, try to lose some weight. Just losing 5 % of your weight sometimes helps in regularising the periods. Also eat healthy, with fewer carbohydrates and moderate proteins and fats in your diet along with regular exercise.

In addition, I would suggest the ayurvedic tablet M2 Tone, which helps in regulating the menstrual cycle, corrects hormonal imbalance, and improves ovarian function. It has no side effects. Start with one tablet twice daily for a minimum of three months.

Hope this helps.

Thanks and take care.

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