Active Ingredients: Clomiphene
A monthly ultrasound on day 11-13 followed by an injection of HCG will trigger the egg s to ovulate. If ovulation occurs on a dose of Clomid, there is usually no benefit in increasing the dose in a subsequent cycle.
In fact, increasing the dose of Clomid could increase the side effects with no increase in successful pregnancy. Clomid should not be used without close monitoring by your doctor or for more than 6 months.
Use of Clomid beyond 6 months is not associated with increased rates of pregnancy, but does delay more aggressive treatment offered by a fertility specialist.
This is especially important for mature women with declining ovarian function. Clomid can produce side effects.
Clomid's adverse reactions range from ovarian enlargement too many eggs, hot flushes, abdominal discomfort and cramping, breast discomfort, nausea, vomiting, visual symptoms blurring, headache, abnormal uterine bleeding, and multiple births.
Clomid's side effects are usually transient and not severe. If you are experiencing severe or persistant abdominal pain, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Use Clomid exactly as directed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Your doctor will perform medical tests to make sure you do not have conditions that would prevent you from safely using Clomid. Clomid is usually taken for 5 days, starting on the 5 th day of your menstrual period.
Follow your doctor's instructions.
You will need to have a pelvic examination before each treatment cycle. You must remain under the care of a doctor while you are using Clomid. You will most likely ovulate within 5 to 10 days after you take Clomid.
To improve your chance of becoming pregnant, you should have sexual intercourse while you are ovulating.
This will help you determine when you can expect ovulation to occur. In most cases, Clomid should not be used for more than 3 treatment cycles.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. See also: Clomid dosage information in more detail What happens if I miss a dose?
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