The path to pregnancy is not always easy. Infertility is a real problem that affects many people who are trying to conceive. In some cases, it can take many months or even years to become pregnant – a journey that can include a bevy of tests and fertility treatments. Drug therapy is often one of the first modes of fertility treatment, with many women taking medications like Clomid, follicle stimulating hormones, and heparin to facilitate pregnancy. Even men can take drugs designed to boost fertility, such as medications that address impotence.
Did you know…
that infertility is a relatively common condition that affects 10 percent of Americans? It can be caused by a number of factors in either the male, female, or both partners. Although many infertility problems are treatable, less than half of couples struggling with conceiving ever seek treatment. Of those who do, more than 6 in 10 will eventually conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. The vast majority of successful infertility treatments involve drug therapy as a primary mode of treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I find an infertility pharmacy?
Yes. Infertility is a very personal struggle that should only be shared with those who you trust. An infertility pharmacist will understand the struggles you are facing, as well as the nature of medications and treatments you are undergoing.
What type of service should I expect from a infertility pharmacy?
Your infertility pharmacist will be available to explain your prescriptions and answer any questions you have about dosing and drug interactions. An infertility pharmacy will also understand the importance of your timeline when trying to conceive. If you need same-day prescriptions, they should be available and on-hand for immediate pick-up.
Is there anything I should discuss with my pharmacist?
You should inform your doctor and infertility pharmacist immediately if you are experiencing any side effects of treatment. Also, inform your pharmacist of any supplements, vitamins, or other medications you are taking while on fertility treatments. If possible, transfer all prescriptions to the same pharmacy so that your pharmacist can monitor them and help you avoid negative interactions.