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Clomid (Clomiphene or clomifene)
is one of the most widely-used female fertility drugs in the world.
Less frequently it may be used off-label to treat certain
conditions in men as well.
In fertility applications the medication is used to induce
ovulation when the reproductive system is otherwise functioning
properly. Clomid will not address other fertility issues, though it
may taken along with other medications to address multiple
problems. Around 25 percent of female infertility is related to
It may also be used to stimulate ovulation for the purpose of
gathering eggs for in vitro fertilization.
Using Clomid to Induce Ovulation
One of the reasons Clomid is such a popular fertility option is its
ease of administration. Treatment consists of taking a single
tablet, once daily, for 5 days. Its simplicity also make this
treatment considerably less expensive than other
The medication works by blocking estrogen reception in the body,
which causes the body to release hormones which stimulate
ovulation. It is effective in approximately 80% of women who aren't
Administration is simple and convenient:
of the medication's estrogen blocking properties, women may
experience some symptoms of estrogen deficiency. One of those
symptoms is changes in the cervical mucus, which can inhibit sperm
from reaching their destination. A mild estrogen supplement may be
prescribed along with Clomid to prevent this from
It is widely accepted that if pregnancy does not occur within six
menstrual cycles while taking Clomid, alternative fertility
treatments should be explored.
Women who become pregnant during treatment with Clomid have about a
10 percent chance of having twins or triplets. Chances in the
general population are closer to 1 percent.
- A doctor should determine the ideal dose, usually 50 to 100
- Tablets should be taken for 5 consecutive days, starting on
either the 3rd or 5th day of the menstrual cycle.
- Medication may be given to induce menstruation if it periods
- Tablets should be taken at the same time each day, with or
- Ovulation typically occurs about a week after the last tablet
- Monitoring ovulation with records, tests and ultrasounds may
help determine the medication's effectiveness.
In men, Clomid may be used to address the symptoms of hypogonadism,
or low testosterone. It is easier to administer than most
testosterone replacement therapies and doesn't negatively impact
fertility. Use of this medication in men is too variable to
Though not a steroid, Clomid's estrogen-blocking properties have
made it somewhat popular among enhancement-performing athletes and
bodybuilders. In most parts of the world recreation use of this
medication is illegal, so purchase, possession and use of the drug
may be regulated.
Risks & Side Effects
Clomid is remarkably safe. There are no known interactions with
other medications, including supplements. Side effects are unusual
and very mild, including hot flashes, dizziness, stomach upset,
tremors and spotting.
Very rarely a couple more serious adverse reactions may
who become pregnant while taking Clomid should stop taking it
immediately. Though likely unharmful to nursing infants, no studies
have been done and it may inhibit milk production. Nursing mothers
should discuss possible risks with a doctor before using this
- Temporary vision disturbances, such as blurred vision, may be
experienced with dosage is too high. Ceasing treatment or lowering
the dosage will alleviate the problem.
- Ovarian hyperstimulation, causes fluid to build up in the
abdomen and chest, can become serious. Severe pain in the abdomen
or chest, difficulty breathing, and rapid heartbeat call for
immediate medical attention.
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Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional.
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2014-11-17 03:20:02 EST
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