Commonly Prescribed Fertility Treatment Drugs for Women






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It’s really no secret that most fertility problems (and solutions) fall on the hands of women. Even though only one third of all fertility problems are solely female related, women are often the ones who have to go to the doctors and endure the fertility treatments. So, let’s take a look at some of the most common fertility pills for women.

1. Over The Counter Pills

For women who are trying to get pregnant but are not ready to see a doctor to seek out fertility treatments, there are a few things that they can try. One of the most common over the counter options for fertility pills for women are fertility blends.


Fertility blends, such as Conceive Easy, are nonprescription medications that take some very common and very effective fertility herbs, combine them with just the right amounts of vitamins and minerals and make them into a fertility pill.

These fertility blends are really helpful for women who do not want to see a fertility specialist, or who can’t see a fertility specialist for any number of reasons. They can be very effective, and women like the fact that they don’t need a doctor to get them, and that they are made with all natural ingredients.

2. Prescription Pills

The most common prescription oral fertility drug is Clomid. It is a drug that is known to jumpstart ovulation in women who are having trouble ovulating for whatever reason. It is a fairly inexpensive drug, and it has been used for more than 25 years safely.


Some women do have side effects from Clomid but they are usually minor and actually mirror pregnancy symptoms, so they are not anything unmanageable. Clomid is usually a very successful first place to start for fertility medication for women, and it often works within two or three cycles.


However, some women might benefit from other oral drugs as well. For example, women who suffer from PCOS might benefit from Metformin, a drug known to help diabetics control their insulin resistance. Using metformin to help with ovulation is considered an “off label” use, but in some cases it can be very effective.

3. More About Fertility Pills

In most cases, either over the counter fertility pills, or first round fertility pills treatments like Clomid are strong enough to jump start ovulation. Most cases of ovulation related infertility can be solved by one of these methods. However, this is not always the case.


Sometimes, women may need to move onto other, stronger methods of fertility treatment like injectable hormones, known as gonadotropins. In other cases, it could be a male fertility issue, so that should be looked into as well. Ask your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about fertility pills for women.

Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.