On-label and off-label drug use in the treatment of female infertility

Rebecca S. Usadi, Kathryn S. Merriam

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Female infertility affects millions of couples worldwide and is estimated to account for one-third of all cases of infertility. The purpose of this article is to review the uses of both off-label treatments and those approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for female infertility, by examining the mechanism of action, the side-effect profile, fetal anomaly risks, and contraindications for the various drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-594
Number of pages12
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Female infertility
  • medications for female infertility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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