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Clomid (Clomiphene) is a medication commonly prescribed for women with infertility issues. It is indicated to induce ovulation in women who do not ovulate or ovulate irregularly. It works by stimulating the release of hormones to induce ovulation in women who are unable to become pregnant due to hormonal imbalance.
Clomiphene stimulates the pituitary gland to produce an increased amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) to initiate ovulation. It is not recommended for women with primary pituitary or ovarian failure, as their ovaries are no longer able to produce eggs. Without the ability to produce eggs, it is impossible for these women to become pregnant.
Uses and Dosage
Clomiphene comes in the form of a tablet and must be taken orally exactly as directed by your doctor to be most effective. It is important to follow the dosing schedule carefully, as taking Clomiphene at the wrong time or in the wrong dosage can reduce its effectiveness. Your doctor will tell you how many tablets to take and when to take them. Take all the tablets during treatment as prescribed and do not skip any doses. Missing doses of Clomiphene can reduce its effectiveness and increase the risk of ovulation failure.
The recommended dosage of Clomiphene for the treatment of the selected patient should begin with a low dose of 50 mg per day for five days. In cases where the patient does not ovulate in response to the initial 50 mg dose, the dose should be increased. A low dosage or duration of treatment is recommended for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome or any other condition that may cause unusual sensitivity to pituitary gonadotropins.
Common Side Effects of Clomiphene
- Breast tenderness
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes
Serious Side Effects of Clomid Including:
- Little or no urination
- Pain when you breathe
- Rapid heart rate
- Rapid weight gain (especially in your face and midsection)
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach pain
- Visual changes like blurring and double vision
Form and Strength
Clomid (Clomiphene) is available in the following forms and strengths:
- 50 mg
Clomiphene: Scored Tablet
- 25 mg
- 50 mg
- 100 mg
- Clomiphene may cause dizziness and vision changes; alcohol and marijuana can increase these. Do not operate machinery if affected. Limit alcohol. Talk to a doctor if using marijuana.
- Before using Clomiphene, tell the doctor/pharmacist your medical history: ovarian cysts, enlarged ovaries (not PCOS), abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease, uterus problems, thyroid/adrenal issues, pituitary tumor, and high fat/triglyceride levels.
- Before taking Clomiphene, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Speak to your pharmacist for more information.
- Using Clomid for longer than 3 treatment cycles may increase your risk of developing an ovarian tumor. Speak to your doctor about your specific risk factors and make sure to discuss any concerns you may have.
- Clomid should not be used to treat any other complaints or medical issues unless specifically directed by a doctor. Clomid is a fertility drug that is used to stimulate ovulation in women who are not ovulating regularly.
- Avoid using Clomid if you are already pregnant, as it can have adverse effects on the unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about the possible effects of Clomid on a new pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are there any risks associated with taking Clomid?
Yes, there are some risks associated with taking Clomid. These include an increased risk of multiple births, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and birth defects. Talk to your doctor about the risks and potential side effects before starting treatment.
How long does it take for Clomid to work?
The time it takes for Clomid to work varies from person to person, but typically it takes about 5-7 days for ovulation to occur after taking the medication.
How long to take Clomid?
Clomid tablets are usually taken daily for five consecutive days at the beginning of your cycle. Long-term therapy with Clomid is not recommended. Your doctor will tell you how long you should take Clomid.
It's important to purchase Clomid from verified Canadian pharmacy.