Ovulation Induction

Ovulation Induction Definition:

Is a medical treatment for infertile women. Medications are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce follicles (eggs). Ovulation induction often produces multiple eggs in one cycle. Part of the ovulation induction process also includes medications that will control when ovulation occurs (releasing the eggs). After egg production is accomplished and egg releasing is accomplished the patient undergoes intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination), In vitro fertilization, or sexual intercourse.  At American Reproductive Centers we believe that individualized protocols are key to success.

Medications used for ovulation induction:
Clomid, Serophene (clomiphene Citrate):

This is an oral medication (tablets), which is easy to take. Typically this medication is taken once daily, for 5-10 days. It is a relatively inexpensive medication.

Gonal-F, Bravelle, Follistim (Gonadotropins):

These are injectable medications used for ovulation induction (egg production). This class of medication is most often used during In Vitro Fertilization, but can be used during Artificial Insemination (AI) treatment cycles, and rarely used in conjunction with sexual intercourse.

Ovidrel, Novarel, Pregnyl (hCG- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin):

These are injectable medications that will mimic the natural ovulation process. hCG causes the ovary to release the eggs from the ovary.