Fertility Drugs for Women
on Sep 16, 2012
by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Infertility in women is usually caused by ovulation disorders. Find out the top fertility drugs for women to help assist with normal ovulation.
There are many physical conditions that can cause temporary or permanent infertility. However, with the help of certain drugs, fertility chances can be significantly improved, especially if the cause is an ovulation disorder. Ovulation problems seem to be the most frequent causes of conception difficulties. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
In what follows, we will tell you more about the 5 most widespread prescription medicines used to regulate the ovulatory cycle and facilitate conception.
The most widespread fertility drug, Clomid is used to treat female infertility, if it is caused by ovulation disorders (and not by the blockage of the fallopian tubes). Compared to other medication of this type, Clomid is quite cheap and versatile, being effective even in treating patients suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Gonal F injections contain Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and are used to stimulate the ovaries and induce the production of eggs. Gonal F is recommended for women who are resistant to Clomid, and it is frequently prescribed in cases of male factor infertility as well, if the cause is the low sperm count of the male partner caused by low hormone levels. Gonal comes in the form of pen injections, simple to use even in self treatment.
Containing Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), this drug is most frequently used in combination with other drugs to induce ovulation, stimulate the activity of the ovaries and facilitate the release of mature and healthy eggs.
Another drug that can be used by both male and female patients, Menogon is administered in the form of intramuscular or subcutaneous injections. It contains both follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormone and it is known to induce sperm production in men and egg production in women.
This medication contains Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH), and it is used to stimulate the activity of the pituitary gland responsible for releasing two of the hormones that are the most important for conception: the follicle-stimulating hormone and the luteinizing hormone.
Medical experts very frequently prescribe these medicines to restore the health of the female menstrual cycle, so, with these drugs, fertility success rates can be considerably improved. What every woman suffering from an ovulation disorder must know is that the prescription and the subsequent administration of any of the medicines mentioned above must be preceded by complex and thorough medical investigation to map the exact nature of the fertility problem and to be able to address the issue efficiently.
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Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.