Infertility

Medicines and drugs to treat infertility


Medicines and drugs to treat infertility

Anti-inflammatory treatment, which usually precedes the treatment of infertility and includes:

Antibiotics for the treatment of infertility:

  • Ruled
  • Sumamed
  • Antiviral:
  • Zovirax
  • Valtrex
  • Cyclovir

Antifungal medicines for infertility:

  • Diflucan
  • Tools used for treatment of trichomoniasis:
  • Tiberal
  • Tinidazole
  • Fasigyn
  • Metronidazole

In the main drugs used for treatment of infertility is hormonal, or somehow affect the endocrine system. It can be:

  • Drugs thyroid gland (thyroxin)
  • Adrenal (prednisone, dexamethasone)
  • Ovaries

Antifungal medicines for infertilityThe last (estrogen and progesterone), and their synthetic analogues (microfollin, progynova, norcolut, Duphaston) are used most widely for the so-called substitution therapy in disorders of the menstrual cycle.

Widely known drug (parlodel) suppressing excessive prolactin secretion.

For the treatment of anovulation very extensive use of clomiphene citrate, which due to its specific properties, has the ability to stimulate the normal growth and maturation of follicles. For these purposes using gonadotropin preparations:

  • Humegon
  • Menogon
  • Pergonal

The gonadotropins, until recently, were obtained from the urine of women of menopausal age, but the associated discomfort has stimulated the development of synthetic analogues, the production of which is based on modern biotechnology (puregon). Gonadotropin preparations proved to be an extremely highly effective, but rather, are indispensable in the treatment of infertility with IVF. It is with their help achieve the growth of several follicles in a single menstrual cycle, which allows to obtain multiple oocytes, as a consequence, several embryos and thereby dramatically increase the probability of pregnancy.

The gonadotropins are widely used in the treatment of some forms of male infertility associated with impaired spermatogenesis.

In the treatment and male and female infertility, including IVF, is widely used human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is produced from the urine of pregnant women.

The introduction of this drug triggers ovulation and dictates doctors receipt of oocytes capable of fertilization. Drugs HCG widely used to maintain the yellow body and early pregnancy.

Finally, we should mention another class of drugs, which are increasingly used in the treatment of infertility. These drugs (decapeptyl, Zoladex) in combination with gonadotropins allow you to fully take control of the growth and maturation of follicles and eggs and produce much better results than when used in IVF programs alone gonadotropins.

These compounds are successfully used not only in the treatment of infertility, but as an independent treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, tumors of the prostate, etc.

Patients often ask how harmless all the above drugs? We have already noted that the assigned readings, they only benefit. But for each of them there are and their contraindications, which are always listed in the description of the drug and is well known doctor.

However, we must say a few words about the contraindications to the use of gonadotropins, because they are very widely used today in the treatment of infertility. Contraindications to the use of gonadotropins are:
-ovarian cancer
-tumors of the mammary glands
-tumors of the thyroid gland.

Therefore, before starting treatment, you should verify in the absence of the above pathology. If the study of the ovaries before treatment, including using ultrasound, by itself, of course, because the ovary is the organ, which directed the action of the drug, and the source of the eggs, the remaining organs (breast, thyroid, etc) often remain out of sight and attention of a doctor. Women necessarily have to tell the doctor if they have any pathology, which they know, in no case, nothing to hide, and even better before infertility treatment to apply to the appropriate specialist profile (mammologist, endocrinologist).

Millions of women a long time and in large doses received gonadotropins in the treatment of infertility, but to this day it is impossible to say with certainty nor that they are harmful, nor that they are absolutely harmless. Apparently it will take more than a dozen years, until old woman who received gonadotropins in his youth, and this issue will become completely clear.

Harm and the use of medications

Harm and the use of medicationsAnother question often asked by women: whether the use of gonadotropins to induce depletion of the follicular apparatus of the ovaries and thus premature menopause? Many years of experience in the use of gonadotropins has shown that this fear is not necessary. In General, describing the current state of the problem of infertility treatment, we would like to emphasize that the change of routine, time-consuming and ineffective methods and drugs come other, based on the latest achievements of medical science and technology, high-performance approaches. Under these conditions, the correct tactics against infertile couples will be more active approach, using all the capabilities of modern therapy, artificial and, primarily, in vitro fertilization in different variations.

The key to successful treatment of infertility is the correct assessment of its causes and the optimal choice for each individual couple treatment.