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Infertility Treatment for Women – Fertility Drugs – Infertility TV


Fertility drugs are the most commonly used
infertility treatment for women. Today, we are going to discuss how these medications
are used. Fertility medications are used for three purposes: 1) To get women to ovulate, who don’t ovulate on their own 2) To increase the number of eggs released in women who do ovulate and
3) In preparation for IVF. For inducing ovulation, oral medications are
usually used first since they are less expensive, easier to use and don’t require as much
monitoring. Clomid is the most commonly used medication. Typically, your doctor will start with a lower
dose such as 1 or 2 pills a day for five days. After monitoring, if the doctor determines
that you did not ovulate, then your dose can be increased by 1 pill per day. So if two pills a day for five days didn’t
work then you go up to three pills a day and so on. You usually wouldn’t go higher than five
days but in rare cases you might take the Clomid for 7 or 10 days. Injectable medications are a more potent infertility
treatment for women. Typically, you will see a higher percentage
of women who will ovulate and more will get pregnant.. Commonly used brands of these medications
are Follistim or Gonal F. Like the Clomid, if you are trying to induce
ovulation, the doctor will usually start on a lower dose and increase only if necessary. The exact dose is going to be determined by
a number of factors however such as your age, the results of hormone testing and the response
you had to any previous treatments. Because they are more potent, the injections
require closer monitoring with blood tests and ultrasounds in the doctor’s office every
few days. When being used to get multiple eggs in women
who already ovulate, or for IVF, the dose of medications may be higher than when it’s
used to induce ovulation. There are side effects and complications that
occur with the use of fertility medications so make sure you have an experienced fertility
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