Fertility Drugs

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Fertility drugs regulate reproductive hormones leading the release of one or more of your eggs per ovulation cycle. Typically they are used for three to six months before conceiving or moving on to try a different method.  Two common fertility drugs are clomiphene and gonadotropins.

Possible Side Effects:

Clomiphene: headaches, hot flashes, bloating, cramping, vaginal dryness, and visual symptoms.

Gonadotropins: Bloating, Rashes and Soreness.

Both: Development of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and  increased risk of having multiples.

Costs:

Clomiphene: pill, ~$50 a month in the US (does not include doctor visits, ultrasounds and other necessary tests).

Gonadotropins: injections, $2,000 – $5,000 per month in the U.S.

Rate of Success (Conception):

0%-60%

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