What Are the Side Effects of Fertility Medication?
by Monica Scott, BS, RN
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For example, one of the most common drugs is Clomid and it is taken orally. However, some stronger medications are also popular and are taken by injection. While the injection options are more powerful, they tend to not have as many side effects as the pill version.
One of the most common side effects that is the same through all the different types of drugs is the fact that there is a greater chance that a multiple birth pregnancy will stem from those who are taking fertility drugs. Women are also at a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer when they take fertility drugs as well.
Since each drug is different, it is important that you discuss the side effects with your doctor before you begin taking any prescription. This will help you to know what to expect as well as any signs of concern that you should keep an eye out for. Fertility medications should only be taken under the observation of a doctor.
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.