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Breaking Down the Different Types of Fertility Injections

Fertility Injections

Today, a vast array of fertility drug injections are available in the United States market. These drugs are used as the primary Fertility Treatment for women with ovulation disorders causing their inability to conceive naturally.

Fertility drugs are used to adjust a woman’s hormone levels. The hormonal adjustments can be made to either:

  • Stimulate the production of multiple egg follicles
  • Trigger the release of eggs,
  • Suppress the release of eggs, or
  • Otherwise regulate ovulation

Fertility Injections

Ovulation regulation medications increase the chance of a women getting pregnant either through natural sexual intercourse, through artificial insemination (IUI), or through other advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) infertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

This article will explain some of the most commonly used drugs prescribed in today’s common treatments for infertility.


Fertility Injections for Infertility

  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). This medication is typically used in conjunction with other fertility drugs to trigger the release of a woman’s matured eggs. Common brand names: Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, and Profasi.
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH). This medication stimulates the development and growth of eggs in a woman’s ovaries. Common brand names: Bravelle, Fertinex, Follistim, and Gonal-F.
  • Human Menopausal Gonadotropin (HMG). This medication combines FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH). Common brand names: Menopur, Metrodin, Pergonal, and Repronex.
  • Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRH agonist). This medication is used to treat endometriosis. Common brand names: Lupron, Synarel, and Zoladex.
  • Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Antagonist (GnRH antagonist). These medications are used to regulate female hormone responses. Common brand names: Antagon and Cetrotide.

Doses of Fertility Injections

Dosage of fertility injection drugs vary depending upon the cause of a woman’s infertility and her recommended treatment plan.

Fertility injection medications are typically started on the second or third day of a woman’s menstrual cycle – the beginning of bright red blood flow – and are administered daily for 7 to 12 days consecutive days.

Depending upon the prescribed drug, the injections are administered either:

  • Beneath the skin, or
  • Into the muscle

Areas of injection sites for the prescribed drug are:

  • Stomach
  • Upper arm
  • Upper thigh
  • Buttocks

Success of Pregnancy with Fertility Injections

Dr. Hugh Melnick has had a high rate of pregnancy success through regulating his patients’ ovulation with fertility injection medications. Dr. Melnick would like to invite you to meet with him today so that he can help you overcome your infertility and have a baby.

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