NSAIDs in IVF

Why is it important not to take NSAIDs in IVF stimulation phase?

Our Expert's Answer

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NSAIDs can disturb prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandin has a major role in the process of follicle development, ovulation, embryo development and implantation – which is complex and not fully understood. The theory of negative effect of NSAIDs on human conception is strongly supported by animal studies.