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Fertility Drugs

Fertility drugs are prescribed for women with ovulation disorders or to help with embryo implantation.

Fertility Drugs Articles

Fertility drugs are commonly prescribed for women with ovulation disorders. These drugs, often called stimulation medications, cause or regulate ovulation. Other drugs assist in the implantation of an embryo. Depending on the drug, it will be taken orally or injected.

Before taking any medication, however, you will have to complete diagnostic tests to determine what is causing your infertility problems. Once you know the cause, medication may be directed at correcting it.

Fertility Drugs that Stimulate Ovulation

Consider these questions when choosing a pharmacy for purchasing fertility drugs.

Some fertility drugs are injected subcutaneously, with a very small needle, just under the skin – usually in the thigh, stomach or back of the arm. The medication may come in a prefilled syringe, as a “pen” that may be preloaded or come with prefilled cartridges, or in ampules that you’ll need to mix. Your fertility doctor or nurse will give you the required dosage, teach you how to mix medications (if necessary) and how to inject them.

Fertility Drugs Videos

Do Fertility Drugs Cause Cancer

Dr. Humberto Scoccia a fertility doctor with University of Illinois Medical Center discusses studies that look at risks of cancers related to fertility drugs.

Video: Fertility Drugs with FSH and IVF

Dr. Douglas Daly, a fertility doctor with Grand Rapids Fertility, explains the risks and outcomes if fertility drugs are used and the couple tries to get pregnant naturally (via intercourse) rather than IVF.

Video: Do Fertility Treatments or Fertility Drugs Cause Breast Cancer?

Dr. William Schoolcraft of Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine explains that fertility treatments and fertility drugs do not cause breast cancer. Fertility drugs can, however, cause existing breast cancer tumors to grow faster.