Ovulation Induction (OI) is a fertility treatment which uses hormonal medication to induce or regulate ovulation, and/or increase the number of eggs produced during your menstrual cycle. Because these powerful medications produce significant changes in your system, their effects are tracked by blood tests and ultrasound.
Please notify the nurses if you need to take any medication during your OI cycle. Some medications such as aspirin, antihistamines, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can block ovulation. It is advised that you avoid these medications as you approach ovulation during your cycle.
If you are given any prescriptions by your family doctor or any other physician, remember to inform them of your intent to get pregnant so that they can order a pregnancy safe medication.
Oral drugs used to induce ovulation include clomiphene citrate (Clomid), aromatase inhibitors (Letrozole, Femara), and insulin-lowering drugs (Metformin). While taking these drugs, you will be monitored to see if and when ovulation occurs. This can be done by tracking your menstrual cycle or with an ovulation-predictor kit (an at-home urine test). You will be required to visit our office for blood tests and ultrasound exams.
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