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Which Types of Fertility Drugs Are Most Effective

Fertility drugs can play a large role in the success of fertility treatment.  Fertility drugs can regulate a woman’s cycle, enhance the uterine lining, stimulate a woman’s ovaries, and much more.  While many fertility drugs have side effects, the benefits received often outweigh the discomfort. 

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  • Clomid – Clomid is the most prescribed medication for the treatment of fertility issues in women.  This oral medication works by stimulating a woman’s body to ovulate.  Clomid may be used successfully to treat women who have irregular cycles or to stimulate a women to produce multiple eggs during a single cycle.  
  • Femara – Femara is similar to Clomid in that it can stimulate a woman’s body to ovulate and to produce multiple eggs.  Femara is often used in women who have not responded well to Clomid.  This oral medication is often used before moving onto injectable medications which can be more severe on the body and can have greater side effects.
  • Estrace – Estrace is a form of the hormone estrogen, which is produced naturally by the female body.  This medication is used to thicken and enhance the quality of the uterine lining.  This is necessary to create the ideal environment for an embryo to implant. 
  • Pregnyl – Pregnyl is an injectable fertility drug that contains hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin.  This medication triggers ovulation.  Because ovulation occurs 36 to 48 hours after Pregnyl is administered, this medication allows for the timing of procedures such as timed intercourse, egg retrieval and intrauterine insemination.
  • Synarel – Like Pregnyl, Synarel is used to mature ovarian follicles and to trigger ovulation.  Synarel is administered via nasal spray and is present in the body for a shorter period of time than injectable medications.  Ovulation occurs between 36 and 48 hours after Synarel is taken.

The amount and type of medication prescribed depends on each woman’s medical needs.  The ideal fertility care plan will address a woman’s needs without over medicating, which can result in increased discomfort without results.

Speak with a fertility expert to find out how fertility drugs can be incorporated into your treatment plan.  New Hope Fertility Center specializes in developing personalized care plans for each client.   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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