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Which injected hormones are used as fertility drugs?

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If Clomid on its own doesn't work, your doctor may recommend hormones to trigger ovulation. Some of the types are:

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), such as Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, and Profasi. This medication is usually used along with other fertility drugs to trigger your ovaries to release an egg.

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), such as Bravelle, Fertinex, Follistim, and Gonal-F. These drugs trigger the growth of eggs in your ovaries.

Human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), such as Menopur, Metrodin, Pergonal, and Repronex. This drug combines FSH and LH (luteinizing hormone).

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), such as Factrel and Lutrepulse. This hormone triggers the release of FSH and LH from your pituitary gland, but it's rarely prescribed in the U.S.

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist), such as Lupron, Synarel, and Zoladex.

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH antagonist), such as Antagon and Cetrotide.

From: Fertility Drugs WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017
Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

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