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Medications for Female Infertility

About Female Infertility

Female Infertility refers to the inability to conceive a child after trying to do so for at least one year.

Drugs used to treat Female Infertility

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
metformin Off-label 6.5 26 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: metformin systemic

Drug class: non-sulfonylureas

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Femara Off-label 8.8 4 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: letrozole systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, aromatase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

letrozole Off-label 7.6 88 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: letrozole systemic

Brand name:  Femara

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, aromatase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

clomiphene 7.5 133 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: clomiphene systemic

Drug class: synthetic ovulation stimulants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Ovidrel Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) systemic

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Menopur Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: menotropins systemic

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) systemic

Brand names:  Ovidrel, Pregnyl, Novarel

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs, Prescribing Information

Pregnyl Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) systemic

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

leuprolide Off-label 9.0 1 review
Rx X N

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Novarel Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) systemic

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Bravelle Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: urofollitropin systemic

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fertinex Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: urofollitropin systemic

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

menotropins Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: menotropins systemic

Brand name:  Menopur

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

urofollitropin Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: urofollitropin systemic

Brand names:  Bravelle, Fertinex

Drug class: gonadotropins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

progesterone Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs, Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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