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Fertility Drugs

Depending on your diagnosis, your clinic may recommend using fertility drugs alone, or you may be offered them with other treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilisation (IVF).


For women

Your clinic may recommend using fertility drugs as part of other treatments (eg, IVF) and/or if:

  • you have a very irregular cycle and your ovulation is totally unpredictable

  • you are producing few eggs or none

  • your infertility is caused by failure of the pituitary gland (this controls your hormone production).

For men

Drugs may be prescribed for men in certain situations. They include:

  • antibiotics to treat infection or inflammation

  • gonadotrophins for certain rare conditions in which no sperm are produced, or

  • drugs that close the bladder neck if sperm are being ejaculated into the bladder instead of the penis (retrograde ejaculation).

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