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Behrouzi Lak T, Hajshafiha M, Nanbakhsh F, Oshnouei S. N-acetyl cysteine in ovulation induction of PCOS women underwent intrauterine insemination: An RCT. IJRM. 2017; 15 (4) :203-208
URL: http://journals.ssu.ac.ir/ijrmnew/article-1-817-en.html
1- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urmia Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia, Iran
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Background: N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) was proposed as an adjuvant to clomiphenecitratefor ovulation induction in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)without clomiphene citrate resistance.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of NAC on pregnancy rate in PCOS patients whowere candidates for intrauterine insemination.
Materials and Methods: In this randomized clinical trial 97 PCOS women aged 18-38 years were enrolled in two groups, randomly. For the case group (n=49), NAC(1.2 gr) + clomiphene citrate (100 mg) + letrozole (5mg) were prescribed dailyfromthe third day of menstruation cycle for five days. The control group (n=48) had thesame drug regimen without NAC. In order to follicular development, GONAL-Fwas injected on days of 7-11 menstrual cycles in all participants. When the folliclesize was 18mm or more, HCG (10000 IU) was injected intramuscular and theintrauterine insemination was performed after 34-36 hr.
Results: There was no significant difference between study groups regarding BMI(p=0.28), FSH level (p=0.66), LH level (p=0.67), mean endometrial thickness(p=0.14), mean number of mature follicles (p=0.20) and the pregnancy occurrence(p=0.09).
Conclusion: NAC is ineffective in inducing or augmenting ovulation in PCOSpatients who were candidates for intrauterine insemination and cannot berecommended as an adjuvant to CC in such patients.
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