What You Must Know About Fertility Drugs

Last updated on Nov 07, 2016

by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN

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What You Must Know About Fertility Drugs

Regardless of whether you want to try prescription fertility drugs or over the counter supplements, it is important that you discuss all your options with your doctor.

If you are struggling to become pregnant, one of the best options to turn to is fertility drugs. When you start out in this direction, you will find that there are actually several different types to choose from. Here is some more information about the most popular options so that you can make the best decision possible. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here


This is often the first drug your doctor will point you towards when you are trying to conceive. It is effective and inexpensive. Women who take it are struggling to become pregnant because they aren’t able to conceive.

One of the benefits of Clomid is that it is taken orally and some insurance providers will even cover the cost. You take it in three month cycles. After the first three months, if you aren’t able to begin ovulating, you will be moved to a higher dose. After another three months, your doctor will want to move you to something else if you still aren’t able to begin ovulating. Most women begin ovulating within the first three months.

Injectable Fertility Drugs

If you find that Clomid is not effective, you will probably move on to an injectable fertility drug. There are many types of these. The drug you take will depend on what is causing you to struggle to conceive. For example, those who are struggling to ovulate may move to a human chorionic gonadotropin fertility drug.

Other options are follicle-stimulating hormone drugs that help encourage your ovaries to grow eggs. Another option is human menopausal gonadotropin that helps alter your cycle so that your eggs can be released at the right time.

One of the downsides of these injectable fertility drugs is that they tend to have negative side effects that aren’t that great. For example, they can cause swelling around the injection site or could increase your chances of becoming pregnant with multiple babies.

Other Options

For women who are interested in staying away from those side effects, there are some natural options to consider. Over the counter supplements are on the market that can help with many of the issues that women face when they are trying to conceive. However, they are sometimes not as effective as the prescription form your doctor can give you. Plus, they normally take longer to start working, which isn’t preferable to many women.

Regardless of whether you want to try prescription fertility drugs or over the counter supplements, it is important that you discuss all your options with your doctor. Taking the right type of drug is important and you will need to compare it to other medications you may be taking to make sure they will work together instead of against each other.

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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.

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