Fertility Drugs

Many fertility treatments begin with women taking fertility drugs to induce ovulation, stimulate their ovaries to produce more eggs and to synchronize their menstrual cycles. Some fertility medication can be taken in tablet form and others are administered as injections, either at home or by a doctor. Infertility medication is used to control female progesterone levels and the levels of the hormones LH and FSH.

Your fertility clinic in Mexico may recommend the below injectable hormones treatments to stimulate ovulation:

  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)- This type of medication is usually used along with other fertility drugs to trigger the ovaries to release the mature egg or eggs.
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRH agonist)
  • Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Antagonist (GnRH antagonist)

Risks of Fertility Drugs

Medication prescribed to assist with IVF treatment in Mexico is considered safe and there are few side effects or risks to taking fertility drugs. The use of fertility drugs and IVF treatment increases the rate of multiple pregnancies by 5%. In rare cases, women prescribed ovary stimulating medication suffer from ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a condition causing the ovaries to swell and in severe cases, leak fluid into the abdomen and lungs.