Infertility Medication: Top 8 List

Infertility Medication: Top 8 List

Infertility is a condition that affects both men and women, and it can be caused by various factors. Infertility in women appears when ovulation does not happen regularly, or the eggs produced are immature. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Luckily, the progresses made in medicine were followed by the development of several treatments with remarkable effects. Here are the 8 most used infertility medication.

Clomiphene Citrate

Clomiphene citrate is administrated to stimulate the production of FSH, a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. It plays an important role in regulating ovulation, being recommended to women who have a reduced frequency of menstruation. The most known drugs that contain clomiphene citrate are Serophene and Clomid.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is an injection administrated subcutaneously. It is found in the composition of medicines as Follistim and Bravelle and it helps the development of healthy follicles, by acting directly on the pituitary and hypothalamus, the two glands responsible with its production.

Cabergoline and Bromocriptine

Cabergoline and Bromocriptine are pills generally recommended to patients who present an excessive secretion of prolactine. Once the level of prolactine is balanced, important improvements in the process of ovulation are observed. The two substances are better known to the public as Dostinex and Parlodel.

LH and FSH injections

Injections containing luteinizing hormone (LH) and FSH in the same proportion are administered in order to increase the production of eggs during one cycle. These substances are also known under the generic name of Human Menopausal Gonadotropins (hMG) and they are found in medications such as Repronex and Menopur.

GnRH Agonists

GnRH Agonists have two forms of administration: as subcutaneous injections (Zoladex and Lupron) and as nasal spray (Synarel). The substances contained by this infertility medication stimulate the production of eggs and improve their quality.

Cetrotide and Ganirelix Acetate

GnRH Antagonists are substances administered over a period of 3-4 days in order to prevent the release of immature eggs. There are many drugs based on these substances, the best known being Cetrotide and Ganirelix Acetate.

Doxycycline

In order to prevent the transmission of bacteria during intercourse, and also to increase fertility in women, men must also follow a treatment with an antibiotic commonly known as Doxycycline.

Progesterone

Progesterone is a hormone of great importance for the health of the women’s reproductive system. After the fertilization of the egg, injections are administered in order to stimulate the production of this substance, and they are interrupted when the placenta is completely formed. Progesterone is also available as a vaginal gel or suppository.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.