Fertility Medications

Treatments for fertility problems usually include hormone therapy and fertility medications.

Some common examples of this fertility medication therapy include:

Clomiphene: Taken in pill form, this medication stimulates ovulation. Possible side effects may include ovarian cysts, hot flashes, blurred vision, and an increased chance of having twins.

Bromocriptine: Taken in pill form, this medication reduces production of prolactin. Side effects include nausea, dizziness, low blood pressure, and headache.

Human Menopausal Gonadotropin (hMG): Taken by injection this increases the FSH and LH which stimulates ovulation. Side effects include an increased chance of multiple births and a small risk of ovary enlargement.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): Taken by injection this increases the supply of FSH to help stimulate follicle development and ovulation. Side effects include an increased chance of multiple births and a small risk of ovary enlargement.

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG): Taken by injection, this triggers ovulation. If taken in conjunction with hMG, this may cause ovary enlargement.

Fertility Treatments

40%

of all couples struggling with infertility are affected by male factor infertility.