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Fertility Medications and Infertility Treatment

Although drugs and doses vary between patients depending on medical conditions, responses, and other related factors, the following are some of the most common fertility medications used in the infertility treatment programs at the Fertility Center:

  • Prenatal vitamins – Prepare the body for conception and balance out nutrition deficiencies.
  • Baby aspirin – Minimizes the chances of miscarriage.
  • Birth control pills – Used to regulate menstruation prior to an IVF cycle.
  • Zithromax – Helps prevent infection and harmful bacteria.
  • Clomid or Femara (generic Letrozele) – Inhibits estrogen to increase the release of follicle stimulating hormone, resulting in higher rates of ovulation and pregnancy.
  • Bravelle, Follistim, GonalF or Menopur – Controls the timing of egg maturation, allowing more follicles to be produced.
  • Ganirelix – Controls ovulation by rapidly suppressing the production and action of the luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone.
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) – Induces ovulation and is the hormone produced by an embryo shortly after conception.
  • Novarel (hCG), Pregnyl (hCG) – Stimulates the release of eggs in the ovaries.
  • Estrogen – Stimulates the growth of the uterine lining.
  • Progesterone – Prepares the lining of the uterus for implantation and fosters gestation, helping to achieve and maintain pregnancy.
  • Lupron – Controls ovulation by briefly increasing and then suppressing the production and action of the luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone.
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