I have been looking at majority of the meds that are used for Infertility & IVF. I am trying to get a feel of what meds I will be taking and how they will react. I have been reading all of the side effects and am not really that scared anymore, just nervous!
Here is a list of IVF Medications and what they do. I know I will be taking at least 4 of these...
Prenatal Vitamins - Prepares the body for conception and balances out nutrition deficiencies.
Baby Aspirin - Minimizes the chance of miscarriage.
Birth Control Pills - Regulates menstruation prior to an IVF cycle.
Zithromax - Helps prevent infection and harmful bacteria.
Clomid or Femara (generic Letrozele) - Inhibits estrogen to increase the release of follicle stimulating hormone, resulting in higher rates of ovulation and pregnancy.
Repronex - Provides follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone that help stimulate healthy ovaries*
Bravelle, Follistim, Gonal-F or Menopur - Controls the timing of egg maturation, allowing more follicles to be produced*
Ganirelix - Controls ovulation by rapidly suppressing the production and action of the luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) - induces ovulation or the release of eggs in the ovaries and is the hormone produced by an embryo shortly after conception.
Novarel (hCG) - Stimulates the release of eggs in the ovaries.
Estrogen - Stimulates growth of the lining of the uterus.
Progesterone - Prepares the lining of the uterus for implantation and fosters gestation, helping to achieve and maintain pregnancy.
Lupron - Controls ovulation by briefly increasing and then suppressing the production and action of the luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone.
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