Couples facing problems with fertility may sometimes consider using over-the-counter fertility pills to help boost their chances of getting pregnant. Over-the-counter fertility pills are generally cheaper than prescription fertility medications, and the ability to buy them over the counter provides a certain degree of anonymity, which is preferred by some individuals.
Here are some options when considering over-the-counter fertility pills:
- Fertility Blends: They are the most common non-prescription fertility drugs available. Fertility blends generally contain a combination of fertility vitamins, herbs, and minerals. These fertility pills must be consumed regularly until you conceive.
- Prenatal vitamins: These vitamins help get your body ready for conception and can be very effective if vitamin deficiency is the underlying problem that is preventing you from getting pregnant.
- Herb supplements: These products claim to be made from 100% natural herbs, and their fertility enhancing effects may range from stimulating ovulation to regulating hormones. Popular brand names in this group include Ovulex and Vitex. Side effects are minimal using this option.
- Generic Clomid: The generic form of Clomid that contains the active ingredient clomiphene is a very popular treatment option and is available over the counter at most drug stores. This drug helps with the regulation of the ovulation and may even cause release of 2 eggs during an ovulatory cycle improving the likelihood of conception. There may, however, be mild side effects from using the generic form of Clomid.
While it is possible that you may increase your chances of getting pregnant using over-the-counter fertility pills, you must keep in mind that there are several critical factors in determining your ability to conceive. Age is one of those factors, and from the age of 35 onwards, the chance of getting pregnant reduces drastically. When choosing a fertility treatment option, guidance from a doctor or a fertility specialist will be invaluable in helping you make the right choice.
ReproMed Fertility Center offers comprehensive & individualized reproductive care by highly qualified, well trained, compassionate professionals. Contact us at (214) 827-8777 for appointments or further information.