Stimulate Successful Ovulation with Fertility Drugs
Types of Fertility Drugs
Ovulation Induction Agents
While you may produce healthy and viable eggs, they may be released irregularly, limiting your chances of conceiving. By enhancing your ovarian environment and regulating your cycle, fertility drugs maximize your chances of conception. Some of the most common ovulation induction agents include:
Commonly called Clomid or Serophene, this medication can induce ovulation or stimulate extra follicles in women that naturally ovulate. Often used in conjunction with assisted reproductive methods or artificial insemination, clomiphene citrate has been successfully used for over 40 years. Approximately 60 to 80 percent of women who take it will ovulate, and about half of them will be able to conceive. If pregnancy does occur, it typically happens in three to six cycles.
Commonly prescribed if clomiphene citrate is unsuccessful, gonadotropin injections can increase levels of certain hormones and induce ovulation. If you are undergoing insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF), gonadotropins can boost your production of eggs for the procedure. A gonadotropin injection is administered into the muscle or beneath the skin. You will receive routine injections for seven to 10 days, typically beginning during your menstrual cycle. In some cases, we may prescribe oral clomiphene citrate in conjunction. We may also prescribe gonadotropin injections for men to improve their sperm count and quality.
If you have additional questions about these medications, our team would be happy to assist you further during your consultation.