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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.

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.

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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.

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.