Fertility Drugs Treatment
Fertility drugs are the first step towards infertility treatment. These drugs increase the level of hormones in the body. Many couples take the fertility drugs and get the successful result. Women who have irregular or no ovulation can take fertility medications to stimulate ovulation. If the ovulation becomes normal, the chances of pregnancy increase.
Fertility medicines for men aid in the production of sperms. Both men and women can use fertility medicines.
Fertility Drugs For Women
If a woman is finding difficulty in getting pregnant, the doctor may prescribe her a fertility drug. These medicines contain hormones. Women usually have ovulation problem and these hormones help in treating this problem. In the absence of ovulation, there is no egg released by the ovaries. When there is no egg, the pregnancy cannot happen. So the medicines help in treating the ovulation so that the normal pregnancy may occur. The most commonly prescribed drugs for infertility include
Clomid Or Serophene
It is a very popular medicine that has been used for more than 40 years. It is given if a woman is not ovulating.
Clomiphene, is the estrogen-blocking drug. It aids in releasing LH (luteinizing hormone), GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone). These hormones help the ovaries in making eggs.
In the start, 50 milligrams a day should be taken for 5 days. After that you will see that you have started ovulating a week after your last dose. The doctor may increase your dose if you don’t see that you are ovulating. The dose is increased 50 milligrams a day for a month, up to 150 milligrams.
This medicine is very effective and from 60-70 % women ovulate after taking this medicine. The pregnancies will also happen after 3 cycles. Clomid or serophene also increase the chances of multiple pregnancies.
If Clomid doesn’t work, the hormones may be injected to trigger ovulation. They include HCG, FSH, hMG, GnRH.
Fertility Drugs For Men
Like female, males also suffer from infertility problems. Out of 5 infertile couples, one man is likely to have any kind of infertility problem. Men have hormonal problems so fertility drugs help in restoring hormonal imbalance. They also improve sperm health. Some men have low sperm in their ejaculate but one man in 100 has no sperm in his ejaculate.
Healthy sperms are required to fertilize the egg. The fertility drugs improve the health of the sperms. The men who have the condition secondary hypogonadism can use fertility drugs. This condition is treatable with the medicines. In this condition there is an improper functioning of the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland.
The most commonly prescribed drugs for fertility of women are also used to treat male infertility due to secondary hypogonadism.. These drugs include human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) and clomiphene citrate.
Clomiphene helps the pituitary gland in the production of the hormones which then direct the testicles to make more sperm and testosterone. HCG helps in the production of testosterone and sperm.
The fertility drugs are very effective and help in the production of sperm.