Information about Clomiphene

Clomiphene Uses

Clomiphene is used in the treatment of female infertility. It works well for women who cannot get pregnant due to the problem with ovulation (release of an egg).

How Clomiphene works

Clomiphene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) which treats female infertility. It works by promoting the release of reproductive hormones. This helps stimulate the release of eggs from the ovary (ovulation).

Common side effects of Clomiphene

Nausea, Vomiting, Bloating, Headache, Enlarged Ovary, Hot flashes, Metrorrhagia (menstrual bleeding at irregular intervals), Breast discomfort
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Expert advice for Clomiphene

  • Clomiphene promotes the release of reproductive hormones so it is used in women who cannot get pregnant because they are not ovulating or have a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • The medicine will cause ovulation after 5-10 days. It is advisable to have regular intercourse during this period.
  • It is not safe for long-term use. Hence, it is advisable not to use it for more than 3 menstrual cycles. 
  • It may cause blurring of vision. Be cautious while driving or doing anything requiring mental focus.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience abdominal pain and distention, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight gain while taking this medicine.

Frequently asked questions for Clomiphene

Clomiphene

Q. What is the Clomiphene used for?

Clomiphene is used in some women who are unable to become pregnant, due to problem with ovulation (release of an egg) or have a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Q. How and in what dose should I take Clomiphene?

For best results, take Clomiphene strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and the duration for which you take the medicine depends on the medical problem being treated.

Q. After how many days of Clomiphene intake should I have sex to get pregnant?

It is ideal to have sex after 5-10 days of taking Clomiphene. However, your doctor may examine you regularly during the treatment and suggest you the best possible days.

Q. For how many cycles can I take Clomiphene?

Your treatment with Clomiphene may be repeated by the doctor until you get pregnant. However, the treatment can be repeated only for up to 4 menstrual cycles.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Clomiphene?

The most common side effects associated with Clomiphene are hot flushes (red and warm face), stomach discomfort, and breast pain. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take Clomiphene without a doctor’s prescription?

No, Clomiphene is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold without a doctor’s prescription

Q. Can I take Clomiphene if I have an ovarian cyst?

No, Clomiphene should not be taken, if there is a cyst in the ovary. Please consult your doctor before use

Q. Can I take Clomiphene with metformin?

Clomiphene can be taken with metformin, only if advised by your doctor.

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