Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is used to induce ovulation or called egg production in women. It is for those who do not produce ova (eggs) but wish to become pregnant or infertility. This medication may also be used to treat male infertility, fibrocystic breasts, menstrual abnormalities, and persistent breast milk production. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
How does Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) work?
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) activates the brain’s pituitary gland. It is to conceal an increased amount of LH (luteinizing hormone) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This action stimulates the development of the ovarian follicle and therefore starts ovulation. Through a normal menstrual cycle only one egg is ovulated. The use of Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) frequently causes the ovaries to create two or three eggs per cycle.
Why use Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)?
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is a nonsteroidal and ovulatory stimulant. It is a white to pale yellow, crystalline powder, and essentially odorless. Each tablet contains 50mg of Clomiphene Citrate. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this treatment.
How to use Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)?
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) comes as a tablet to be taken by mouth. This medication is usually taken once a day for 5 days. It may be at the beginning or about day 5 of the cycle. Take it at the same time each day or exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed.
What are the side-effects of Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)?
- Abnormal vagina/uterine bleeding
- Breast tenderness or discomfort
- Blurred vision or other visual disturbances
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
If these side effects persist or get worse, call your doctor or medical help right away.
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies.
- Let your doctor know if you have any medical history or current treatments.
- You should know that this may cause blurred vision. Do not drive or do anything especially in poor lighting until you know how this medication affects you.
- Do not share this with others who have the same condition as yours.
- Keep this medication out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.