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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

No, similar success: In most studies comparing Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara the pregnancy rates are similar and neither has been found to be superior to the other. Femara for fertility is an "off-label" indication, meaning this drug was not designed for this purpose. There are pros and cons of both Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara and they have different side effect profiles. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

It depends on your c: No they are different classes of drugs. Femara causes reduction in estrogen levels and is often used for treatment of breast cancer whereas Clomid (clomiphene) is used for treating infertility. ...Read more

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How femara is more successful than clomid (clomiphene)?

How femara is more successful than clomid (clomiphene)?

Not clear that it is: There is very little head to head comparison between the two drugs, so it is difficult to tell. Most experts feel that the success rates are about the same, though some women do better with Clomiphene and others with femara (letrozole). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Clomid (clomiphene) and femara?

Is there a difference between Clomid (clomiphene) and femara?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) is a medication to increase egg production in infertility. Femara is a medication used to attempt to keep breast cancer recurrences from happening. Totally different medications. ...Read more

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Can u take Clomid (clomiphene) and femara together if so when can u?

Can u take Clomid (clomiphene) and femara together if so when can u?

Yes: You can use both together since they work by different mechanisms, although that would be rather unorthodox. Usually it is one or the other. For more info: www. AskYourGynecologist. Org ...Read more

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Is femara a better option than Clomid (clomiphene) for women with pcos?

Generally not: The studies on average support Femara (letrozole) as either an equal or slightly-less-effective alternative to clomiphene; no study supports it being 'better.' it may be that for an individual woman Femara (letrozole) could be a better choice. ...Read more

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I have been ttcfor about 20 months now. I have had a mc & an ep. I started Clomid (clomiphene) and then femara, but I haven't gotten pregnant in a year. Next step?

I have been ttcfor about 20 months now. I have had a mc & an ep. I started Clomid (clomiphene) and then femara, but I haven't gotten pregnant in a year. Next step?

TTC 20 months: With a prior ectopic pregnancy, the chance of another can be 25%. Please check the fallopian tubes, semen analysis and consider uterine evaluation with ultrasound or saline sonogram. Depending on findings and your age, either ovulation induction and insemination or ivf will be suggested. ...Read more

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Can Femara b used after 6 lifetime clomid (clomiphene) cycles are used up (clomid (clomiphene)=successful but I want more kids) or are injectables or IVF the only options left?

Could be, sometimes: But is it a good idea? Clomid (clomiphene) does not need to be limited to 6 cycles lifetime, but 6 unsuccessful cycles (not lifetime) is usually reason to change up. The question would be why is the CC not working? Femara is very similar to CC in performance, so no reason to expect it would be more/ less successful. Often updating or expanding diagnosis to understand the CC failure is a better next step. ...Read more

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Which medicine good for pcos femara or clomid (clomiphene)? I already took fenara 2.5mg but dint get pregnant?

Which medicine good for pcos femara or clomid (clomiphene)? I already took fenara 2.5mg but dint get pregnant?

Both: Both are good options but the key question is whether or not you ovulated in response to the medication. We usually monitor our patients undergoing ovulation induction therapy so we can see if a nice follicle grows and also keep an eye on the endometrial lining. If you have failed to conceive with 3-4 ovulatory cycles and the sperm and your tubes are normal then a consultation is in order. ...Read more

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I have irregular menses endometrial hyperplasia and pcos have kids already want another which is better Clomid (clomiphene) or femara?

Femara (letrozole): Femara seems to be better at ovulation induction than clomid (clomiphene). It has a shorter half life therefore it is not in the body very long. Clomid (clomiphene) has a long half life thus after repeated Clomid (clomiphene) cycles the chance of pregnancy decreases due to the estrogen blockage at the uterus. ...Read more

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I have pcos already have kids unable to conceive suffered ischemia stroke from metformin and hormonal birth control should I try Clomid (clomiphene) or femara?

I have pcos already have kids unable to conceive suffered ischemia stroke from metformin and hormonal birth control should I try Clomid (clomiphene) or femara?

Maybe either: In the us these drugs are only available by prescription, so i'd direct you to ask your own doctor. If they are available without prescription, it's your call. There are risks and side effects you should be aware of, but again its usually with a doctor to guide you. I'm afraid that discussion is not doable in a short online answer. ...Read more

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Age 37, have 1 ovary.4 cycles of Clomid (clomiphene) last yr. Polyp removed 4 months back, then 2 cycles of femera, sperm count gud. What is best option to get pregnant?

Doctor?: I assume you've been working with a doctor so far, probably an ob-gyn? If not, go to one. If you've been working with an obg then seek a reproductive endocrinologist/fertility specialist for the next steps. You cannot guide your own treatment forward. ...Read more

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Hi im 29 with PCOS. Had 4 failed IUI cycles, 1 with Clomid 50mg, 1 with Clomid 100mg + Femera 5mg + estradiol 0.5 mg 7 days. 2 cycles Puregon 75ml with porgesterone 200mg. Sperm 6-11 Mill post wash. Need help on next steps i.e diff Meds or IVF? Thx.

Hi im 29 with PCOS. Had 4 failed IUI cycles, 1 with Clomid 50mg, 1 with Clomid 100mg + Femera 5mg + estradiol 0.5 mg 7 days. 2 cycles Puregon 75ml with porgesterone 200mg. Sperm 6-11 Mill post wash. Need help on next steps i.e diff Meds or IVF? Thx.

This is complicated!: Try a Virtual Consult with one of our gyno specialists? Also, ask YOUR fertility specialist what point (s) in the process they think this failed and what's the next step. Also, if they're monitoring your natural progesterone levels, are they consistent with ovulation? External progesterone helps maintain pregnancy but won't help trigger ovulation. IVF requires healthy ova for success. ...Read more

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I took Clomid (clomiphene) on 3-15-13 through 3-19-13, would I still feel symptoms from it?

If u have sxs: Please call the gyn who prescibed it for u, u need an exam and ultrasound to make sure it did not make u get a large ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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My wife is getting cramps on her sides. She is currently taking clomid (clomiphene). Is this a normal symptom of clomid (clomiphene)?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) stimulates the ovaries to make ovarian follicles, sometimes more than one per month. Most often, the cramping correlates to the side that is developing the follicle and if bilateral, may indicate that follicles are forming on both ovaries. ...Read more

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Can I have pregnancy symptoms on cycle day 21 after Clomid (clomiphene) days 3-7?

See details: Most women ovulate approximately seven days after completing Clomid (clomiphene). That would be cycle day 14 in your situation. That would mean implantation would occur on day 21 which would be too early to experience symptoms from the pregnancy. If you meant to say 21 days after completing the Clomid (clomiphene), that would be cycle day 28 and the answer would be yes. ...Read more

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