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

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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.

When undergoing fertility treatments you may be prescribed fertility drugs to help with the successful implantation of a fertilized egg.

Progesterone (brand names include Provera, Endometrin, Crinone, Prometrium or Cyclogest) is one of the primary female reproductive hormones, which is produced immediately after ovulation and helps build up and ready the uterine lining for implantation of a fertilized egg. Physicians may prescribe progesterone supplements if your corpus luteum does not produce enough progesterone.

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

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Infertility Ovarian Stimulation

Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses infertility ovarian stimulation. Dr. Koopersmith explains how ovarian stimulation is the very first step in infertility treatment.

How Can We Reduce the Risk of Multiples While Using Fertility Drugs?

The use of single embryo transfer in IVF is a way to reduce the risk of multiples when fertility drugs help create multiple eggs for fertilization.Atlanta fertility doctor David Keenan, who treats fertility patients at Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine provides more information.

How Do Injectable Fertility Drugs Work?

All injectable fertility drugs that stimulate the ovaries have one thing in common, the hormone FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), explains Dr. Daniel Shapiro, an Atlanta fertility doctor with Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta. These fertility drugs drugs are used with some IUI cycles and in IVF cycles.