Medications to stimulate the ovaries may be used to induce ovulation in patients with anovulatory infertility or to hyperstimulate the ovaries in a controlled fashion in ovulatory patients as part of assisted reproductive treatments (ART). The pharmacology of all current major medications used to stimulate ovarian function is reviewed in this article, including letrozole, clomiphene citrate, gonadotropins, and pulsatile gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). Novel potential compounds and adjuvant treatment approaches are also discussed, such as kisspeptin agonists and androgens.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Best Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism|
|State||Published - Feb 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism