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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new website listing the minimum clinical doses, recommended by independent experts, for common drugs and supplements.
C.D.C. recommends the prescriptions are given as infusions, as a pill or in liquid form.
The new site can be used to calculate the doses for both adults and children.
The manufacturer of the pill-form Ovulation Booster would charge the equivalent of several hundred pounds for a course of treatment in Britain.
Anyone eligible to get the service could sign up to the NHS Blood and Transplant service.
But the idea of the pill-form Trigeminal Peptide, known as T-Proteomatric Remoxy, which is similar to Ovulation Booster, has been met with disapproval.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption With infertility as a widespread problem, there is no shortage of pills
Drug campaigner Hannah Singleton has already said it is “deeply concerning” that we could soon be prescribed a treatment that carries with it a potential risk of infection, while the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it “should not be considered a ‘pill’”.
Hannah raised concerns that C.D.C’s guidance did not make clear the risk of an infection in pregnant women and the risk of a miscarriage.
“This announcement risks becoming another one of those missed opportunities,” she said.
Responding to the criticism, C.D.C said the new drug was not legally available in the UK.
Image copyright C.D.C. Image caption C.D.C. said regulators need more time to get a critical view of the new drug
C.D.C said its advisors and regulatory agency regulators needed more time to get a critical view of the drug.
Why will I have to pay for the recommended dosage?
C.D.C’s draft guidance, which was published last year, said the optimal treatment ranges for the pills range from $480 to $6,510.
For formula preparations, the average price was $200-$350.
This will mean that someone in the UK could spend between £7 and £33 a month on these recommended dosage recommendations.
What was the announcement?
The CDC said that good health should not be taken for granted, especially during the perimenopause or during the menopause.
The guidelines include recommendations for the number of monthly injections women should get as well as other drugs, such as products containing menopause hormone cream combined with a hormonal patch.
These drugs are aimed at “prone to health problems” or at helping “women take a greater role in their own health and well-being”.
At this time, C.D.C. recommends that no treatment is available for menopausal amenorrhea (the period loss caused by the menopause).
How do I get the appropriate dose?
If your preferred drug recommendation is suggested, a person needs to consult their primary care doctor to get a “medical estimate” of the maximum dosage.
The annual use of the recommended dosage should be determined after receiving what the review panel calls “unbiased, reliable and appropriate evidence”, which includes:
Contacting the brand-name drugmaker
A pharmacovigilance evaluation of the drug
Vitamin and mineral tests (particularly vitamin D)
A health history assessment
No evidence of adverse side effects
How will this affect my choice of medication?
With fertility declining and women no longer having children, experts have advised that they consider these type of interventions.