Many effective medications are now available to treat infertility. Theses drugs range from oral Clomid and Letrozole to Gonal-F, Follistim, and other FSH Products. Learn more about each drug below.
Sometimes infection is present in one or both partners. Infections in you and your partner are tested for in your initial evalution. If infection is present, there are many effective antibiotics available.
Clomid was one of the first ovulation induction drugs and is used extensively by obstetrician/gynecologists. When it works it is usually during the first three months of treatment.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
FSH is naturally produced by the pituitary gland under the influence of the hypothalamus. Gonal-F, Follistim,Bravelle, and Menopur are used for ovulation induction.
GnRH Antagonists, Agonists
Lupron,Antagon, and Cetrotide are administered by subcutaneous injection. These products prevent premature ovulation when patients are undergoing ovulation induction with FSH.
Metformin is an insulin sensitizing drug used in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
Pregnyl and Ovidrel are administered to cause ovulation in patients undergoing ovulation induction.
Parlodel , Progesterone
Parlodel is used to treat patients with elevated prolactin levels. Progesterone helps to prepare the endometrium to accept a developing embryo.