Pharmacist Kelly Brooks is dispensing a prescription for 35-year-old Danielle Leigh for metformin: 500mg once in the morning, increasing to 500mg twice daily after one week. Danielle's other medication from her patient medication record is: ● Levothyroxine, 50mcg in the morning ● Clomifene citrate, 50mg daily on days two to six of cycle ● Zineryt topical solution. Kelly knows Danielle well, as she has seen her in the weight management service and smoking cessation clinic she runs. Danielle and her husband Mark have been trying to conceive for three years. Both have lost weight and stopped smoking. They are undergoing fertility treatment.
What is the most likely reason for the metformin prescription?
The metformin is being used for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is a common disorder of the ovaries that