Beyond using medications to treat known infertility issues, there are also medications that may be used to treat conditions that may interfere with or impede conception. Thick cervical mucus can impede implantation of the embryo, and miscarriages can interrupt a pregnancy. There are medications that can be used to treat these conditions so that conception is possible and successful.
Medications for undefined infertility issues
These medications can be as simple as plain ordinary aspirin. Aspirin is commonly used for helping to thin the blood and prevent blood clots. A condition known as blood thrombophilia disorder can lead to miscarriage and blood thinning medications help to minimize the risk of blood clots.
Another medication for blood clot prevention is heparin, these medications are beneficial because blood clots can cause miscarriages. While aspirin can simply be taken orally, the heparin requires administering by injection.
IVF medication like Prometrium that may be prescribed if you keep experiencing miscarriages during IVF is progesterone. Progesterone supplement may be given as a vaginal suppository or an injection. The suppositories are typically used if you have had frequent miscarriages or suffer with luteal phase defect. The injections are typically used during IVF procedures.
Medication like Etrace Progynova that can be used for other infertility issues is estrogen. Estrogen is often used in conjunction with clomid to address side effects. Clomid can cause thinning of the endometrial lining and thickening of the cervical mucus. Both of these conditions may impede conception in rare cases. Gonal-F is recommended for these patients as it is a newer drug.
This was part 4 in our series of Top Pregnancy Helpers of prescribed Fertility Treatment Drugs (part 1 is here) (part 2 here)(part 3 here).
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