5 DRUGS TO BOOST FERTILITY IN WOMEN
Are you looking for pills that can help you get pregnant? Have you been trying to conceive the natural way for up to a year and it seems like it is not working. There are many drugs to boost fertility in women and this article will explore the different drugs that can stimulate ovulation.
Fertility drugs are usually the main treatment for women who are infertile due to ovulation disorders. These drugs works just as follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), the two natural hormone that triggers ovulation. These drugs are also used even in ovulating women so that, a better egg or an extra egg can be stimulated.
This fertility drug includes;
This is one of the best fertility drugs used in treating infertility in women. It works by increasing the hormones responsible for the growth and release of a high quality mature egg. It is strictly not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer produces eggs properly. It is by far the best and common over the counter fertility drug in the market.
Clomiphene citrate or clomid for short is taken by mouth as directed by your doctor. Please endeavour to follow your dosage carefully. Never take it for longer than prescribed by your doctor. It is advised that it should not be taken more than 6 cycles.
You may experience side effects like stomach upset, bloating, pelvic fullness, tenderness of the breast, headache or dizziness. Please do not hesitate to talk to your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms. Let your doctor make the final decision.
You may also experience eyesight flashes or blurred visions especially when exposed to bright lights. Please talk to your doctor.
Before taking this medication, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it or that you have other allergies and most importantly, let your doctor know about your medical history.
This drug is coined from the hormone released by the anterior pituitary, which acts on the gonads (testes and ovaries) which increases the production of sex hormones, which in turn stimulate production of either sperm or ova. This drug basically stimulate the FSH and LH hormones discussed earlier.
Gonadotropins are used in treating infertility by the production of mature follicles and ovulation induction in women. It is used to increase sperm count in men.
Examples of Gonadotropins includes:
- Gonal – F (pro)
- Menopur (pro)
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The common side effects include headaches, restlessness, tiredness, irritability, swelling or water weight gain, depression, breast tenderness .e.t.c
Please consult with your physician before taking any of these over the counter (OTC) drugs.
This drug is used in women diagnosed with PCOS, most especially when insulin resistance is known or suspected.
The drug helps improve insulin resistance which can improve the likelihood of ovulation. Metformin is used with proper diet and exercise program to control blood-sugar level, it works by helping your body restore its proper response to the insulin naturally produced. It reduces the amount of sugar produced by your liver and the amount your intestine absorb.
Controlling high blood sugar will certainly help prevent kidney damage, nerve problems, blindness, sexual function problems. This drug can be bought over the counter, but it is highly advised to consult a pharmacist or doctor.
The dosage is based on your medical condition. Side effects include stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body weakness .e.t.c. If these persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Letrozole is a drug used to stimulate ovulation in women suffering from PCOS and unexplained infertility. It is also used in the reduction of estrogen in women suffering from breast cancer.
Since 2001, it has been used off label by fertility doctors because it has fewer side effects like clomid and a lower risk of multiple pregnancies. Also used in cases of clomid resistance when it fails to stimulate ovulation in some women, after usage of over three treatment cycles and despite increasing dosages.
Bromocriptine is used to treat infertility especially in women with certain menstrual problem like Amenorrhea and also with women with type 2 diabetes who are hoping to conceive by lowering their blood-sugar level.
This medication is available only in tablet and capsule dosage forms.