Which medications in the drug class Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators are used in the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators

Clomiphene citrate, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, binds to estrogen receptors, inducing ovulation by increasing the output of pituitary gonadotropins.

Clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Serophene)

Clomiphene acts directly by producing a surge of luteinizing hormone and could cause ovulation within days.


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