Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Follicle stimulating hormone follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is an active ingredient in a variety of ovarian stimulating drugs.

These injectible fertility drugs are designed specifically to stimulate the ovaries. Repronex, Bravelle and Menopur are human derived. Gonal-F and Follistim are mammalian derived.

These fertility drugs are thought to be superior to pill forms because the doses can be regulated. This gives your physician more control in protecting and monitoring your health and your individual reaction to the drugs.

As the name implies, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) forces the development of numerous follicles. It is utilized in stimulated intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) where a large quantity of eggs is required.

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a serious side effect. You should be monitored regularly by a fertility expert, at a fertility clinic.

This should include ultrasound and hormone levels tested as well.