Fertility Drugs

Considering using Fertility Drugs? Here is help understanding many of the common infertility drug treatment options.

Male Infertility is discussed in a different article. See the navigation bar on the left of this page.

Clomid is one of the oldest and most widely used infertility drugs.

Clomid or Clomiphene Citrate acts on the pituitary gland to promote ovulation. It is often prescribed for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

FSH drugs are widely used today. If administered and monitored by a fertilty specialist, they are relatively safe and moderately effective. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). Given by injection, a variety of pharmaceuticals deliver FSH in varying doses to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles

For women who are insulin resistant and/or have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Metformin is often the drug of choice, administered in a pill form. Women with these conditions can produce higher than normal levels of male hormones which inhibit a woman's normal ovulation. Sometimes this drug is taken in conjunction with other drugs--all with the goal of stimulating the ovaries.

Like Clomid Femara (letrozole) is an ovarian stimulant. Note that it is not FDA approved as a drug for Infertility.

If you are at a point in your quest to attain pregnancy where you have exhausted all alternative avenues without success, fertility drugs might be the logical next step.

Needless to say, you should educate yourself on the various drug options. Speaking with your fertility specialist about your particular situation and your diagnoses will narrow down your search for the right information.

Dr. Christine Strong, NMD

If you would you like a personal consultation, write to info@doctors-fertility-help.com

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