Are Fertility Drugs Helpful Or Harmful?

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Fertility drugs are hormonal supplements that stimulate the egg development and release it from the ovaries.
It can also support the ovulation and early pregnancy development.
These drugs, however, can only be taken by people with clear-cut ovulation problem or to increase the quantity of eggs as well as its quality when released in a given cycle.
Here's some of fertility drugs used to induce ovulation.
Clomiphene Citrate is a medication that blocks the ability of the pituitary gland to detect estrogen.
It triggers the gland into working extra hard to stimulate one's ovulation.
Clomiphene is in a pill form which should be taken for 5 days before the menstrual cycle.
Dosage usually starts at low levels and escalate each month until the cycle works well.
Once the established ovulation cycle is achieved, the dosage may be continued for a few more months.
An example of this pill is Clomid Serophene.
Gonadotropins is one of the fertility drugs used to stimulate hormones.
This is usually in a form of a pure follicle.
It is the same hormone that the pituitary gland produces to signal the ovary to get an egg ready for release, only in a bigger dosage.
The only thing is that this drug is too expensive, usually around a hundred to thousands of dollars per month, depending on the dose a person needs.
Some prefer it to be injected.
Sample brands for Gonadotropins are Follistim, Bravelle or Gonal-F.
HCG is a drug which is the same hormone that is measured when a woman takes a pregnancy test.
This usually acts as a luteinizing hormone that works to stimulate the ovary to release an egg.
After the occurrence of ovulation, HCG, also serves to remind the ovary to produce progesterone which is the hormone that maintains the uterine lining for implanation.
Examples of HCG are Pregnyl, Novarel and Ovidrel.
Progesterone, as said, is the hormone that the ovary makes to ready the uterine lining for the implantation of fertilized egg/s and prevents the lining from shedding at the wrong time or too soon, which can destroy the environment essentially used to nurture the embryo.
It is usually used in a form of a vaginal gel or suppository, or as an injection.
The oral use of progesterone has been controversial because, as doctors believe that its oral form is as effective as the ones that are not, most natural human hormones are not as well functional to absorb such when taken by mouth.
Doctors usually offer progesterone as part of fertility protocols although it has not been proven to improve chances of having a successful pregnancy.
Progesterone works to prevent the uterine lining from shredding too early.
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