Fertility drugs for Women






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Couples across the world struggle with fertility issues every day. For many of these couples, the possibility of infertility is very frightening and finding the right things that they should take or do can be challenging. One of the most popular things that couples turn to when they are having problems conceiving is infertility pills.

There are many to choose from, but it is comforting to know that most couples become pregnant within 18 months after beginning a fertility treatment. In fact, many women become pregnant after the first three cycles once they begin taking the leading fertility drug. Below we will look at a few of your options when it comes to choosing between the pills for infertility.

1. Clomid

Clomid is the number one prescription when it comes to fertility. Nearly a quarter of women who are having issues with fertility are actually having problems due to ovulation. By taking Clomid, a woman’s ovulation cycle is easily regulated, making intercourse timing much simpler.


One of the best things about Clomid is that it is not an injection. In fact, it is one of the few non-injectable drugs available that offer the success rates that it has. In women who are suffering from problems with their ovulation, Clomid successfully starts 80% of these women’s ovulation cycles properly.

At times Clomid may also be used for women who are suffering from PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome and has been shown to help women who are suffering from unexplained infertility. Typically your doctor will prescribe a lower dose, which can then be increased if you are not pregnant within three cycles. Clomid is taken on a very specific cycle and it is important that you follow the instructions carefully.

2. Natural Pills

One of the downsides of Clomid is that it does not address problems with the man or any other fertility issues that may be present. For women who are ovulating correctly or who find that Clomid is not successful, it is usually decided that a different fertility drug should be used. Unfortunately, this usually means that the drug will then be one that needs to be injected each month.


However, there are some natural fertility pills that have also been shown to help tremendously. Many can be found on the shelves of your local drugstore and are available without a prescription. To learn more about these options, you should talk them over with your doctor.

It is also a good idea to tell your doctor about any medicationsthat you are currently taking while you are attempting fertility treatments. Many natural pills can actually interact negatively with prescription fertility drugs and they can end up counterbalancing themselves.

3. What Side effects might I see?

One of the biggest concerns that most women have when considering pills for infertility is side effects. Sometimes these pills can provide side effects such as multiple births or increases in the risk of cancer. With natural drugs and Clomid, however, provide very little in the way of side effects.

the possibility of multiple births while taking fertility pills

While natural versions of infertility pills offer little to no side effects, some women have reported mild side effects with Clomid. Nearly 15% of women reported the feeling of enlarged or tender ovaries. A little over 10% of women taking Clomid noticed that they were having hot flashes and just over 7% reported some tenderness in the abdominal area.

4. Conclusion

There are many options available for couples who are struggling with infertility. You should discuss your options with your doctor before you begin any treatment system. Also, be sure to discuss your male partner as well. Many times, fertility issues are related to the sperm count and issues that he may be having.


Male issues are commonly overlooked when it comes to fertility and if you currently have not found a reason for your infertility, it is a good idea to look at issues that your partner may be having. If you find that infertility pills are not successful, you should not give up. There are many options available for those who want to have kids.

Be sure to keep an open mind and review any risk factors that the method you are considering may have. Your doctor should be able to provide you with the information that you need in order to make a better informed decision regarding your infertility and the health of you and your unborn child.

Valerie Wisniewski, RN

Ms. Wisniewski has over 15 years experience as a labor and delivery nurse, having also worked previously as a nurse midwife in the Philippines and India. She enjoys empowering women and providing family centered care to women from all cultural and educational backgrounds.