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Dr. Joseph Pena
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Fertility Drug (Definition)

Fertility drug is a very non-specific and inexact term. One good definition i like, fertility drugs are used to increase female fertility by stimulating a woman's ovaries to recruit greater number and/or quality of oocytes (eggs) for help conceiving. Drugs like Clomiphene citrate and the gonadotropins are in this group. Some drugs are used for fertility, but are ...Read more


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How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

Very helpful: Femara or Letrozole is an oral ovulation induction medication. It works sometimes when Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't. It also helps pregnancies to occur when Clomid (clomiphene) fails. It seems to be very helpful especially in patients with pcos. The pregnancy rates are similar to Clomid (clomiphene) but the side effects are less and the multiple pregnancies seem to be also less. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Yes: Although Femara (letrozole) is only fda approved for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer, it is also used off-label to stimulate ovulation in fertility treatments. It is sometimes used in the place of clomifene (clomid) for ovarian stimulation. ...Read more

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Is Metformin a fertility drug?

Is Metformin a fertility drug?

No.: Metformin is recommended for the treatment of diabetes but can be used also in women having fertility issues due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. It helps with ovulation and also in achieving weight loss goal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fertility drug?

Fertility drug: Fertility drug is a very non-specific and inexact term. One good definition i like, fertility drugs are used to increase female fertility by stimulating a woman's ovaries to recruit greater number and/or quality of oocytes (eggs) for help conceiving. Drugs like Clomiphene citrate and the gonadotropins are in this group. Some drugs are used for fertility, but are not strictly fertility drugs. ...Read more

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Has anyone studied longterm effects of all the types of fertility drug on the children created? They are nearly 30, right?

Has anyone studied longterm effects of all the types of fertility drug on the children created? They are nearly 30, right?

Sort of: I think the first baby from in vitro is about 32 now. She has had a child of her own. Pregnancies created from fertility treatments are at slightly higher risk for things like pre-eclampsia and preterm delivery. Therefore the babies may have some problems related to prematurity. Other than that, most think they are healthy. ...Read more

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What fertility drug effect on twins?

What fertility drug effect on twins?

Increased risk for!: All fertility drugs and assisted reproduction technology lead to increased multifetal pregnancy rates (twins, triplets, quads etc). ...Read more

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Do you recommend GNC fertility drug for one trying to get pregnant?

Do you recommend GNC fertility drug for one trying to get pregnant?

There is none: Meds can help but these are available only through a prescription. You need to speak with an obstetrician. ...Read more

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A fertility drug injection of the buttocks hurts. Should I alternate?

A fertility drug injection of the buttocks hurts. Should I alternate?

Yes: The im injections in the buttocks often cause discomfort. Definitely alternate the injection side each day. Also ask your fertility nurse to draw a larger target to spread the injections around a wider area. Walking often helps mobilize the oil. Fortunately, you will not need to take the injections forever. ...Read more

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Is there a fertility drug that increases the amount of ejaculated semen?

Is there a fertility drug that increases the amount of ejaculated semen?

Don't think so.: You're probably thinking about Clomid (clomiphene) which will stimulate your testicles to make more sperm. The volume doesn't increase that much. ...Read more

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