Oral Fertility Medications Clomid and Femara
Clomid®, or clomiphene citrate, and letrozole which is also known as Femara®, are the two most commonly used oral medications. Dr. Douglas recommends medication for women who have irregular menstrual cycles, or ovulation dysfunction. However, this treatment can be used in people with completely regular menstrual periods to increase the number of eggs the female produces so that their chances of success on any given month are increased.
Clomid and letrozole will generally cause a woman to make two eggs. In some months, the number might be one, some months it might be three or four, but the average is approximately two. The most common side effects of these medicines include hot flashes, mood swings, ovarian tenderness, occasional headaches, and rarely stomach upset.