In most cases, Fertility Drug Therapies are designed to help your body achieve ovulation. Common fertility drugs we have had success with are Clomiphene, Letrozole, and Gonadotropins.
Letrozole is available with a prescription generically and under the brand name Femara. It is a medication that has been approved for use by the FDA for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer. It is also commonly used as “off label” for the treatment of ovulation disorders in infertility. Intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI) is timed to coincide with the expected time of ovulation. Timing of ovulation can be determined with basal body temperature charting, over the counter ovulation kits, and pelvic ultrasounds.
Clomid is an ovulatory stimulant. It is used for the treatment of ovulation dysfunction in women desiring pregnancy. In women with unexplained infertility, Clomid is also used empirically to stimulate multiple follicle (egg) growth. Intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI) is timed to coincide with the expected time of ovulation.
Gonadotropins are injectable hormone medications that directly stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles (eggs). Timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI) usually follows a gonadotropin treatment cycle.