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All Medications Affect Womens Fertility
No: Some medications do have an effect, typically those that act on the pituitary gland or the ovary. If the medication interferes with menstrual cycles or affects rapidly growing cells, fertility is affected. Examples are birth control pills, letrozole, and chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clomiphene or Femara (letrozole): The choice of medication depends on the type of patient, but the first line of treatment is clomiphene, an oral medication used to induce follicular growth and ovulation. It is inexpensive and relatively safe, but can lead to multiple pregnancies (8%) and supresses the uterine lining. Femara (letrozole) is an oral alternative to Clomiphene that does not affect the endometrium. Both are equally effective. ...Read more
Fertility: it really depends on #1 if you have a fertility problem, and #2 what that problem is. If you have been tic for over 12 months, unsuccessfully, you need to consult with aGyn or fertility specialist. If you are just trying to improve your chances of conception, but are otherwise normal, the most important thing to take is folic acid. It helps to prevent a number of birth defects. ...Read more
Do fertility drugs/shots contain growth hormones that can cause women-even in their late 30s--to grow several inches taller? Which drugs cause that?
What other drugs besides Clomid (clomiphene) are used to get a woman pregnant? My wife is on 100 mg of Clomid (clomiphene) and she ovulates normally. If Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't work, will she be given a different fertility drug?
FSH Injections, IVF : If Clomid (clomiphene) alone does not work, adding IUI (intrauterine insemination) can improve Clomid (clomiphene) pregnancy rates. The next step after that would be to take fsh or injectable fertility drugs. Using these drugs in an ivf cycle is safest, but injections can also be combined with iui. Please speak with your doctor about the pros and cons of these options in your situation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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