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Do all medications affect women's fertility?

Do all medications affect women's 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 more

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What medication is best for increasing fertility in woman?

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What medication is best for increasing fertility in woman?

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

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Do the fertility tests they sell in the drug stores for men and women really work?

Do the fertility tests they sell in the drug stores for men and women really work?

Home fertility: The home tests for men are of very little use. Which tests for women do you mean? The home opk are not bad, though that's only a small part of female fertility. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter fertility drugs for females?

What are the best over-the-counter fertility drugs for females?

Sorry: While there are many otc 'remedies' available, not one has been shown to be effective. These medicines are sold largely by word of mouth, and there's a reason they are sold otc - (politely) none of them work. ...Read more

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Can female fertility drugs work as performance enhancers?

Can female fertility drugs work as performance enhancers?

Possibly: The medication Clomid (clomiphene) and HCG and at times gonadotropins have been used by male bodybuilders to improve their muscle development by increasing testosterone. ...Read more

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What is the top fertility medication for women ttc? I am currently taking FertilAid. Any advice

What is the top fertility medication  for women ttc? I am currently taking FertilAid. Any advice

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

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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?

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?

No and no: Fertility drugs do not contain growth hormone. Growth hormone injections into people in their 30's do not cause them to grow taller. Growth hormone increases height growth only in people before and during puberty, until their growth plates close in late puberty. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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