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Fertility medication is a method of fertility enhancement, drugs that enhances fertility. For women, fertility medication is used to stimulate follicle development of the ovary. For males, on the other hand, there are very few options of fertility medication.
Female[edit | edit source]
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Estrogen antagonists[edit | edit source]
Clomiphene citrate[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Clomiphene citrate
Aromatase inhibitors[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Aromatase inhibitor
Although primarily a breast cancer treatment, aromatase inhibitors can also work as fertility medication, probably by a mechanism similar to clomiphene citrate.
Gonadotropins[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Gonadotropins
Menotropins[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Menotropins
Menotropins are urinary gonadotropins, i.e. they are extracted from the urine.
Recombinant gonadotropins[edit | edit source]
Recombinant gonadotropins are gonadotropins created by inserting the DNA coding it into bacteriae. The bacterial DNA is then called Recombinant DNA. Examples of recombinant FSH are Follistim and Gonal F, while Luveris is a recombinant LH.
Human chorionic gonadotropin[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Human chorionic gonadotropin#Use as medication
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is normally produced during pregnancy. However, it can also replace LH as a fertility medication.
Other[edit | edit source]
hMG is a medication containing follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
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Major Drug Groups
|Gastrointestinal tract (A)|
|Blood and blood forming organs (B)|
|Cardiovascular system (C)|
|Reproductive system (G)|
|Endocrine system (H)|
|Infections and Infestations (J, P)|
|Malignant and Immune disease (L)|
|Muscles, Bones, and Joints (M)|
|Brain and Nervous system (N)|
|Respiratory system (R)|