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Best Over The Counter Fertility Drugs
What is the best over-the-counter fertility drug to use if I want to conceive twins? I am 25 and TTC with irregular cycles.
Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of prescription medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but most us docs feel its inappropriate purely for conceiving multiples. There is nothing otc that will affect your twin chances. ...Read more
Not much: Sorry, please see your gyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
No such thing: You can buy an otc ovulation test that tells you when you are ovulating. You can buy a pregnancy test also. You should buy folic acid/prenatal vitamin. See your doc if after 1 year of unprotected intercourse and regular periods you are still not pregnant. Or if your periods are all over the place irregular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard of Clomid (clomiphene) to elevate possibilities to get pregnant and having twins...Can i get an over-the-counter fertility pill that increases chances ?
No: There are no over the counter ovulation induction medications like clomid (clomiphene). The chance of multiples on Clomid (clomiphene) is about 7-10%, Femara (another similar med) has a 5-7% chance of multiples. See your doctor to discuss these meds further and if they're right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is clomiphene or Clomid over-the-counter fertility pill or persciption pill ? what over-the-counter pill can I take with pcos to fall pregnant please
POS and fertility: Weight loss is first option by reducing caloric intake and increasing expenditure with exercising. If weight loss does not induced ovulation Metformin should be added. Clomid/Clomiphene is a prescription pill and must be taken under medical supervision. There is a 5-10% risk of multiple pregnancy. See your doctor for advise. ...Read more
Supplements: Certain supplements have been shown to have a modest positive effect on fertility. They have been mainly studied in the context of ivf treatment. In men antioxidants have a beneficial effect on sperm. For women, supplements such as dhea, coq10 may be of benefit. You should talk to your fertility specialist to see if these supplements would be recommended for you. Good luck. ...Read more
None I know of: The only real fertility test for men is a semen analysis which is a detailed look at the sperm and other cells in semen. It grades the sperm quality based on number, activity and shape. If the semen analysis is normal, there is no further testing necessary. When it is abnormal, a physical exam and some hormone tests are the next step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: No matter the situation the prenatals are the same. Any type or brand is fine. Makes no difference with thyroid just take the pills at a different time of day as the thyroid. ...Read more
Are the male fertility blend vitamins available over-the-counter shown to help improve count & motility?
Hi i was wondering what's a good over-the-counter prenatal vitamin for pre pregnancy and is there anything i can do to increase my fertility ?
Folic acid: Any prenatal vitamin that you like will be fine. All will contain Folic acid which helps prevent certain birth defects. They do not improve fertility though. If you are having trouble getting pregnant see an Obgyn. General healthiness improves fertility -- good diet, exercise, weight loss if needed; avoiding tobacco, drugs and alcohol. ...Read more
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
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