Active Ingredients: Clomiphene
See also: Clomid dosage information in more detail What happens if I miss a dose? Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of Clomid. What happens if I overdose? What should I avoid? Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Clomid side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Clomid: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Some women using this medicine develop a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome OHSS, especially after the first treatment. OHSS can be a life threatening condition. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of OHSS: stomach pain, bloating; rapid weight gain, especially in your face and midsection; little or no urinating; or pain when you breathe, rapid heart rate, feeling short of breath especially when lying down.
Stop using Clomid and call your doctor at once if you have: pelvic pain or pressure, enlargement in your pelvic area; vision problems; seeing flashes of light or "floaters" in your vision; increased sensitivity of your eyes to light; or heavy vaginal bleeding.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. See also: Clomid side effects in more detail Clomid dosing information Usual Adult Dose for Ovulation Induction: 50 mg orally once a day for 5 days.Clomid clomiphene is a non-steroidal fertility discontinued in the U.
Most patients ovulate following the first course of therapy. Usual Adult Dose for Lactation Suppression: 50 to 100 mg orally once a day for 5 days. Generally, one course of therapy is sufficient.
Usual Adult Dose for Oligospermia: 25 to 100 mg orally once a day. Therapy is generally given over a period of several months. If patients start ovulation predictor kit testing on cycle day 9 or earlier, there is a high probability of obtaining a false positive result.
For that reason, we recommend caution in testing too soon. If a patient is not pregnant and menses occurs, the same dose of clomiphene is given after a normal pelvic sonogram.
We usually recommend up to 6 cycles for ovulation induction patients and up to 3 or 4 for ovulation augmentation patients. If the lining is too thin, the embryo cannot implant successfully.
This side effect tends to occur with repeated use or with higher doses of medication.
Endometrial thinning will stop once clomiphene treatment concludes. An alternative therapy often recommended in these situations is a medication called Letrozole, which has a milder effect on the hormonal system.
Letrozole temporarily lowers estrogen levels, prompting the pituitary gland to increase FSH and LH production and promote ovulation.