Definitions for "Fertility Drugs"
Natural or synthetic hormones that are administered to a woman to stimulate her ovaries to produce as many mature eggs as possible, or to a man to enhance sperm function or production.
Drugs used to spur ovulation in women and sperm production in men. Doctors will usually prescribe fertility drugs as a first approach to tackling infertility. Clomid, Serophene, Pergonal, and Metrodin are all commonly used fertility drugs.
Drugs given to women to make the ovaries produce more than one egg at a time. These drugs are used during IVF treatment (test tube babies). There has been some evidence of increased risk of ovarian cancer with prolonged fertility drug treatment.