Clomid IUI and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) IUI are techniques that require the use of fertility drugs. Clomiphene citrate, human menopausal gonadotropins (Menopur), or purified human FSH (Gonal-F, Follistim, or Bravelle) have been used to induce a condition of superovulation. When these drugs are prescribed, the expected result is an increase in the number of ovulated eggs per cycle, thus increasing the likelihood of fertilization.
The use of hMG or FSH either alone or in combination with intrauterine insemination has been shown to significantly increase overall success. Best results are seen when these drugs are used together with IUI.
Unlike IVF, IUI does not involve egg collection or IV sedation.