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21 yrs old having pcos, Is femera the alternative of clomid?

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Is femera the alternative of clomid?
are there any serious side effects with this drug?
Iam 21 yrs old girl having pcos and not able to ovulate...
and already tried clomid under a doc prescription..
on day 8 of my period the size of follicle is nill..
and 11 day follicle size in R.O is 10x8mm and L.O is 8x6mm
and again on day 13 follicle size is same,doc says no improvement
iam panic about this condition...
what could be my next medication?femera..?

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replied July 29th, 2012
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A37470
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Clomid contains Clomiphene and Femera contains Letrozole. Clomid is generally prescribed as ovulation inducing agent in PCOS in conjunction with use of insulin modifiers like Metformin for better control of PCOS. Femara is usually prescribed as adjuvant treatment to postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor positive early breast cancer. Avoid self-medication. If you are diagnosed with PCOS, insulin modifiers (like Metformin) would help to reverse the ovarian changes and return ovarian function (since most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance). Although PCOS is associated with anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles without periodic egg release from ovary), there is possibility of having occasional ovulation, and if you had been sexually active around ovulation time, and if semen or pre-cum has come in contact with vagina, chances of pregnancy are possible. Once PCOS is under control, ovulation inducers can be started to help you with ovulation and increase your chances of pregnancy. If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Continue with the treatment prescribed and be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
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