Clomiphene - Generic
Clomid - is a fertility agent used to stimulate ovulation in women who want to become pregnant.
This medicament is prescribed for the treatment of ovulatory failure in women whose husbands are fertile and potent.
Properly timed sexual intercourse is very important to increase the chances of conception. The likelihood of conception diminishes
with each succeeding course of treatment. Your doctor will determine the need for continuing therapy after the first course.
If you do not ovulate after 3 courses or do not become pregnant after 3 ovulations, your doctor will stop the therapy.
SIDE EFFECTS: Just as women's bodies are so different from one
another, their reactions to Clomid vary tremendously. Some women have
virtually no side effects. Others do, but they are more frequently
related to emotions. As an user describes her three months on this
medication: "By the third or fourth day of taking it, I would become
hysterical for absolutely no reason. I felt as if I had no control over
my body. I began to wonder if this was worth it. But, it only lasted a
few days, and we all got through it. But it wasn't fun."
As with most ovulation-inducing drugs, there is a risk of ovarian
hyperstimulation. Cysts can erupt and ovaries can be enlarged. This is
rarely serious and is more common with other fertility medications.
However, if you are taking this medication and have unexplained pain,
call your doctor. A quick ultrasound can determine if there are any
problems. This drug should not be taken if you are pregnant or have a
history of liver disease.
Clomiphene may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, headache,
stomach upset, bloating, or nausea. These side effects should disappear as
your body adjusts to the medication. Report promptly: mental/mood
changes, skin rash, hot flashes, stomach pain, breast tenderness,
blurred vision, abnormal vaginal bleeding. If you notice other effects
not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
However, the risks are minimal, it doesn't hurt to take it, it's
relatively inexpensive, and overall, Clomid is a good fertility
DOSAGE: Daily doses range from 50 mg to 200 mg. The Merck Manual,
a reputable sourcebook for health care professionals, suggests no more
than 150 mg per day. The recommended dosage for the first course of
treatment is 50 milligrams (1 tablet) daily for 5 days.
Clomiphene citrate tablets must be taken on days 5-9 of your cycle or,
less typically, on days 4-8 or 3-7. There is some preliminary research
that indicates that an earlier start date may result in more
pregnancies, but most gynecologists continue to prescribe it for days