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Which IVF Drugs Are Most Common in In Vitro

IVF drugs can play a pivotal role in improving fertility and helping couples start families.  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about IVF drugs and how they are used.  When used in appropriate dosages that are uniquely tailored to each individual, fertility medication can enhance fertility while having significantly less side effects. 

2015-13Commonly used IVF drugs include:

Clomid – Clomid is one of the most commonly prescribed fertility medications.  Taken orally, Clomid is often prescribed as the first step towards addressing fertility issues.  The medication works by causing the pituitary gland to induce ovulation.  The dosage for Clomid depends on the patient and their specific needs.  There are several known side effects of Clomid including headache, bloating, weight gain, and irritability.

Synarel – Synarel is unique in that it is administered via nasal spray.  Synarel is used to trigger and time ovulation, allowing IVF procedures to be scheduled at precisely the right time.  While other medications can trigger ovulation, Synarel is often used due to its high level of effectiveness without staying in the body for long periods of time.  Potential side effects of Synarel include runny nose, dandruff, hot flashes, and headaches.

Birth Control Pills – Many women are confused when they learn that birth control pills play an important role in fertility.  Birth control pills allow women to start and stop their cycle on a schedule based on their needs and the schedule of the IVF procedures.  Birth control pills have several known side effects including weight gain, bloating, mood swings, and dizziness.

Crinone – Hormonal balance is crucial for supporting pregnancy, particularly in the early stages before the placenta takes over hormone production.  Crinone is progesterone that is administered via vaginal gel.  It may be prescribed if a woman’s progesterone levels are below normal levels.  Reported side effects include bloating, vaginal itching, dizziness, and joint pain.

Receive additional information on fertility medication and how its use can be tailored to your specific needs by contacting New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.


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