The paradox of choice can be daunting, especially when trying to choose the most effective and safest way to enhance your fertility when faced with SO many of options available to you. For that reason, I want to give a brief overview of a few fertility prescription medications out there. I also wanted to mention some all-natural fertility-enhancing alternatives to these treatments that the Make A Baby Team has to offer. It is important to note that medical treatment for fertility issues is very subjective, and in some cases more aggressive treatments may be required, but we recommend you first try to increase your fertility naturally and safely. As we are all well aware, knowledge is power … the more you know the better.
Some fertility prescription medications available on the market today include:
Clomid (Clomifene citrate)
This drug stimulates the ovaries to release more eggs. Studies have shown that approximately 40% of women who used Clomid get pregnant within six months of beginning treatment. However, there are some drawbacks. Clomid has smaller success rates with women who have “unexplained” infertility as well as with women over the age of 35. Additionally, there are several adverse effects to taking Clomid, such as ovarian enlargement, cyst formation, abdominal pain and blurred vision. Clomid is currently featured on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of illegal doping agents in sports. This is because Clomid is often used as a “recovery drug” following steroid usage.
Lupron was originally synthesized to treat prostate cancer but is now commonly used to treat women with endometriosis, fibroids, and to assist as a reproductive aid and in IVF processes. As it’s original use was for cancer treatment, it is widely known that Lupron is considered an “antineoplastic agent,” in that it is harmful to both cancerous and non-cancerous cells, particularly to pregnant women and developing fetuses. And yet, it is still somehow prescribed to women with reproductive medical issues! Lupron has a long list of terrifying and debilitating side effects. Although subjective, there is no way of knowing who will or won’t experience these harmful side effects. The FDA received reports in 1999 from approximately 4200 women using Lupron, describing adverse side effects including hypertension, anxiety, amnesia, vomiting, chest pain, depression, migraines, fainting, abnormal liver function and abdominal pain. From the same report, 325 women were hospitalized and 25 women died.
Cetrotide (Cetrorelix Acetate)
This drug is an injection medication used to prevent premature ovulation. Cetrotide controls when the egg is released, thus improving the possibility of conceiving. It has been reported that 3.5% of women treated with Cetrotide have developed ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), the symptoms of which include extreme pelvic pain, swelling of the hands/legs, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and weight gain. Cetrotide has in many cases induced severe allergic reactions.
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** Please make sure you are making extremely well informed decisions when seeking medical assistance in fertility and conception. **