Fertility medication is often used when couples are unable to conceive on their own. There are a number of fertility medications on the market, making it difficult to uncover which fertility medication is the best. The fertility drug comparison below can help you understand your treatment options.
Clomid is often the first medication prescribed when fertility issues are suspected. Clomid is taken orally and is usually taken for five days and works by stimulating the ovaries to mature eggs. The exact dosage will depend on each woman’s needs and is typically increased until the medication has its desired effect.Follistim and Gonal-F
Both Follistim and Gonal-F are synthetic hormones that work by behaving like the natural hormone FSH in the body. The result is stimulated ovaries that are more likely to produce eggs and even can result in multiple eggs produced within a single cycle. These medications are administered via injection.Bravelle and Fertinex
Bravelle and Fertinex use human FSH to stimulate the ovaries. The hormone is harvested from urine of women who have reached menopause, who naturally have high FSH levels. The process to harvest FSH purifies the hormone so there is no risk of contamination. Although these hormones are from natural sources, they are less potent than their lab-created synthetic counterparts. Bravelle and Fertinex are administered via injection.Novarel, Ovidrel, and Pregnyl
This group of drugs is used to trigger and time ovulation. For timed intercourse and IUI treatments, it is important to know when ovulation will occur for insemination during the fertile window. For IVF treatments, eggs must be harvested immediately prior to ovulation so that they are ready for fertilization. These medications are administered via injection. In order to time ovulation correctly, it is important to take these medications at the exact time provided by your fertility care team.
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