Fertility medication side effects can vary depending on the type of medication you take. These effects are mostly due to the fluctuation in the estrogen resulting in
• breast tenderness
• and nausea.
Depending on what your fertility doctor prescribes, your medication can be injected or taken orally. In particular, two oral medications (Clomid and letrozole) have milder side effects but can cause hot flashes.
There are not many ways to reduce the number of side effects caused by fertility medication since most IVF medications are injectable. Using strategies such as eating before taking medication or taking medication before bed might not be helpful. Regardless if you are taking an injectable or oral medication, it is essential to stay hydrated and drink water throughout the day. Most of the side effects are relatively normal, but in rare cases, your fertility drugs cause severe side effects or allergic reactions, contact your doctor and follow his/her advice.