Aromatase Inhibitors (AI)
AIs are another effective way of boosting fertility both in women and men. They are usually used to treat breast cancers. However, some studies show that they are also effective in inducing ovulation for women.
It also balances the estrogen and testosterone imbalances in the male testis, which contributes to the chances of men being able to reproduce successfully. One common AI drug that the doctor might advise is letrozole.
Prolactin is another type of hormone that is usually used in hormone therapy to boost one’s fertility. It is commonly used to increase the production of breast milk in mothers, but prolactin also inhibits FSH and hormones that release gonadotropin, which plays a vital role in increasing the chances of fertilization.
This drug is not really a fertility drug, but more of a medication to cure infertility especially for women. Metformin helps lower the blood sugar of the body, as well as its resistance to insulin which then boosts the chances of fertility. Women who are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are usually prescribed this medicine by their doctors, especially if they still want to conceive.
What are the Possible Side-Effects?
The downside with using drugs and hormone pills to get pregnant is that all of them pose potential health hazards to its inducers. Although yes, it might help you to boost your chances of becoming fertile, there are still some risks that you need to be aware of.
Here are some mild side-effects that you might experience if you decide to take fertility drugs:
- Queasy stomach
- Abdominal pains
There are also more serious health complications that these drugs can cause like depression and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) for women.