(In)Fertility Meds

Listed below are the meds I’ve used, will be using, and other common meds used in an ART cycle. Definitely NOT a complete list, but I’m working on it.

Baby Aspirin: Aspirin increases blood supply to your uterus and ovary. It also prevents clotting.

Clomid (Clomiphene citrate): Similar to estrogen, Clomid helps stimulate follicle growth and ovulation.

Doxycycline: Antibiotic used during some fertility treatments to reduce the risk of infection.

Estradiol:  Helps maintain and build your uterine lining.

FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone): Brand names include Gonal F, Follistim, Bravelle. Used to stimulate the ovaries to recruit follicles.

Ganirelix: Prevents premature ovulation

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin): Brand names include Ovidrel, Novarel, Pregnyl. Induces egg maturation and ovulation in women who have been treated with fertility medications.

Lupron: Is used to stop your own cycle to prepare your uterus for transfer

Menopur: Stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs.

Methylprednisolone: A steroid used to reduce swelling caused by the transfer and increase the chance of implantation by helping the body not reject the embryos.

Prenatal Vitamins: Vitamins, such as Folate, will help prevent neural tube defects. Iron builds up your blood count. Calcium helps build your babies bones and helps maintain yours.

Progesterone: Helps prepare and maintain the endometrium to allow implantation of am embryo. Can be taken via injection (Progesterone in oil) or vaginal suppository(Crinone).

 

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