Womens Health

Fertility Drugs

Our ability to get pregnant is something many women take for granted. But as those who have had difficulty conceiving know all too well, deciding on how to improve your chances of becoming a mother is anything but simple. One option your doctor may present to you is fertility drugs. But before he does, it's best to be informed about the advantages and disadvantages of such treatment.  Here in our section on fertility drugs you will learn everything you need to know about the various types of drug treatments available, which drug is best for which type of infertility, and the success rates of each drug.  You will also learn more about any risks and side effects that may be associated with taking fertility drugs.  


One commonly prescribed fertility drug is Clomid - but what are the potential side effects of this medication? Dr. Frederick R. Jelovsek gives you detailed advice on what taking this drug might mean for you. Also check out our articles on clomid issues, clomid cons, and clomid side effects.  Clomid is perhaps the most popular fertility drug taken today.  It is also one of the least expensive drugs for fertility.  This is very good news for women with only so, so medical insurance.  Clomid helps to cause ovulation and can also help to time conception.  However, women who use clomid have a higher risk of having a multiple birth as sometimes clomid causes more than one egg to be released.  Also, after 4-6 treatments women are advised to take a break from clomid because long term use of the drug can cause hostile cervical mucus--meaning it will actually start to decrease your chances of getting pregnant.  

Fertility Drugs

If Clomid doesn't work for you your doctor may prescribe the drug Tamoxifen / Nolvadex. Find an overview of different types of fertility drugs, such as recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (rFSH), including the common symptoms and multiple pregnancy risks with which they are associated, at Fertility Drugs.  Or check out our article on ovulation stimulating drugs.  See which fertility drug is right for PCOS as many women who suffer from PCOS will need some sort of oulation stimulating drug in order to get pregnant.  Also find out about the side effects of these drugs such as Ovarian hyper stimulation.  

Other fertility drugs that your doctor may prescribe to boost your fertility include:

Fertility Costs

And no matter what type of medicine you choose to take, you will want to learn about the costs involved with taking fertility drugs. Find out about the costs of common fertility drugs, as well as assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization at Fertility Drug Costs. Here you'll also find advice on financial planning and whether your health insurance plan will cover your fertility treatment costs.  Not all fertility treatments are unaffordable or out of reach.  Find out more about your options today.

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