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).