Which drugs are used in the treatment of endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Answer

The dependence of endometriosis on the cyclic production of menstrual cycle hormones provides the basis for medical therapy. Thus, the following drugs form the mainstay of pharmacologic care:

  • Combination oral contraceptive pills (COCPs)

  • Danazol

  • Progestational agents

  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues


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