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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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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

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

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Which over-the-counter fertility methods work?

Which over-the-counter fertility methods work?

Best strategies: The best strategy for conception in a young woman with regular menstrual cycles is intercourse every other day from day 10-15 of the menstrual cycle. It's really hard to improve on this with products that you purchase. ...Read more

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What are over-the-counter fertility treatments?

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 more

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What over-the-counter fertility medication i can take to get pregnant ?

What over-the-counter fertility medication i can take to get pregnant ?

None: Check with your gyn and have hormonal levles evaluated and make sure your pelvic exams are up to date. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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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

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

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Can u take something over-the-counter to help get you fertility. For you and your partner.?

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

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Are accurate male fertility tests available over the counter?

Are accurate male fertility tests available over the counter?

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 more

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Are over-the-counter male fertility test accurate?

Are over-the-counter male fertility test accurate?

It depends: The otc tests are a decent screening test for fertility problems, but predicting pregnancy rates off a test result is not yet possible. If you suspect there is a fertility problem, get an expert's advice. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter prenatal pills the same as prescribed for fertility with hypothyroidism?

Are over-the-counter prenatal pills the same as prescribed for fertility with hypothyroidism?

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

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Are the male fertility blend vitamins available over-the-counter shown to help improve count & motility?

Are the male fertility blend vitamins available over-the-counter shown to help improve count & motility?

Yup.: If you eat airport food or eat alot from a box, you should consider taking a male "prenatal." here is one that i recommend: http://www.Essbeg.Com/forhim.Htm. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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)

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)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more