Commonly Prescribed Fertility Drugs


While over one third of all fertility problems can be attributed to a male factor, and one third can be contributed to a male and female factor combined, women still have the bear the brunt of the worry when it comes to infertility and conception.


Most of the fertility treatments out there are aimed towards women, and women are the ones who have to endure them. Read on to find out about the most common fertility drugs for women.

1 Non Prescription Drugs

There are a few non prescription fertility drugs out there today. Most of them are fertility blends like ConceiveEasy. These drugs are not really drugs, but herbal and multivitamin supplements that contain important fertility boosting ingredients. These fertility blends are a great choice for the woman is not currently ready to see a fertility specialist.


It might be the cost that is holding her back, or the fear of putting unknown chemicals into her body, but for whatever reason, fertility blends offer an inexpensive natural approach to fertility without all the hassle of prescription drugs. However, when fertility blends don’t cut it, sometimes a doctor’s visit is in order.

2 Prescription Oral Drugs

The most common prescription oral fertility drug is Clomid. It is a drug that is known to jumpstart ovulation in women who are having trouble ovulating for whatever reason. It is a fairly inexpensive drugs, and it has been used for more than 25 years safely.


Some women do have side effects from Clomid but they are usually minor and actually mirror pregnancy symptoms, so they are not anything unmanageable. Clomid is usually a very successful first place to start for fertility medication for women.

However, some women might benefit from other oral drugs as well. For example, women who suffer from PCOS might benefit from Metformin, a drug known to help diabetics control their blood sugar. All of this depends on your particular situation and your medical history.


3 Other Fertility Drugs

Sometimes, “first choice” oral medications like Clomid might not be successful. In this case, some doctors go onto prescribe injectable hormones to help with ovulation. These drugs are more powerful than drugs like Clomid, but can also come with more powerful side effects. They are often more expensive as well.


There are sometimes some other drugs that can be used for fertility drugs for women, although their usage is much more rare. If you have any questions about the type of fertility drugs that you might need to help give your fertility a boost, make sure to discuss it with your doctor.

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Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.

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