What is Clomid?
Clomid is the drug with active ingredient Clomiphene, which belongs to the group of selective estrogen receptor modulators and is widely prescribed to help women treat infertility by stimulating ovulation. Ovulation problems may be caused by various health conditions, which prevent the occurrence of ovulation, in particular, polycystic ovary syndrome.
What are the indications for using Clomid?
Clomid may be used by women in the treatment of:
What is the dosage of Clomid?
- Anovulation. This condition is among the most common infertility causes because the release of an oocyte doesn’t happen during a menstrual cycle.
- Oligoovulation. This menstrual cycle disorder is characterized by irregular or infrequent ovulations.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome. The syndrome often leads to infertility due to hormonal imbalance, which in turn affects menstrual cycle and ovulation.
The plan of treatment and dosage of Clomid should always be determined by your medical specialist after a thorough check-up. Generally, the standard Clomid dosage for an ordinary female patient is 50 mg/day for a period of 5 days. It is recommended to start the treatment with Clomid near/on the 5th day of the menstrual cycle, but this can be changed depending on your health and medical history. The dosage might be increased in some cases to 100 mg/day if the initial course wasn’t effective in stimulation of ovulation. Greater dosages of this medication are not recommended by Clomid manufacturer.
What are the contraindications for using Clomid?
Besides allergic reactions to the active ingredient of the medication, clomiphene, other contraindications for consumption of Clomid include liver diseases, abnormal vaginal bleeding, thyroid or adrenal gland problems and some other disorders and individual factors. You should also inform your medical advisor if you suffer from uterine fibroids or endometriosis before starting your treatment. Moreover, Clomid should not be consumed during pregnancy.
What are the adverse effects of Clomid?
One of the adverse effects of this specific drug is the development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, so if you notice the symptoms, such as rapid heart rate, pain while breathing, stomach pain or bloating, diarrhea or nausea, seek medical help straight away. More common adverse effects of Clomid consumption may include headache, mild stomach ache, face flushing and mild breast pain.