Fertility Enhancing Drugs
on Aug 27, 2012
by Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
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Fertility is one sensitive subject when it comes to couples that are struggling to have a child. It is highly important for the couple to know everything there is to know about fertility issues in order to overcome the difficulties in conceiving. Some women would go for natural fertility drugs to stimulate ovulation and increase the chances of having a baby. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Fertility drugs are quite a controversial subject. Some people do not trust drugs, despite their beneficial effect. Some women who have fertility issues do not feel very comfortable when they are advised to take them, because they worry about side effects. But not all drugs have side effects (most of the natural ones do not).
Take a look at the 4 most widely prescribed fertility drugs that have proven highly efficient in infertility treatments:
This fertility drug is the most widely used for enhancing and regulating ovulation. It is the first option for most women who are trying to get pregnant, due to its efficiency and lack of side effects. Clomid helps release the hormones that stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. It generally works for 60 to 80% of the women following the treatment, but doctors recommend it for no more than 6 months.
It is usually recommended when women prove to be resistant to the treatment with Clomid. It involves the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and it is prescribed for ovulation problems. Unlike Clomid, Follistim is an injection and it is to be taken only at doctor’s recommendations after the patient takes a long series of tests.
This drug provides the same hormone, FSH, although it is usually combined with hCG, which is another hormone: human chorionic gonadotropin. This combination will help with the growth of the egg, increasing the fertilization chances. Blood tests are required before and while taking this treatment.
This medication is usually used as a follow up treatment after finishing menotropins. It is also a fertility drug that mimics the Luteinizing Hormone in order to stimulate ovulation, especially when the patient is diagnosed with primary ovarian failure. It will be administrated as an intramuscular injection, and it is usually given by a health care professional.
Of course, as with any type of drug, people tend to be suspicious about possible side effects. If the patient follows all the instructions and is carefully monitored by a doctor, there should be no worries in this regard.
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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.