Clomid is a fertility medicine used to cause ovulation in women who are unable to conceive a child due to medical conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome.
How does it work
Clomid triggers the release of certain hormones from the pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation.
Taking Clomid & the right dosage
Clomid may be taken with or without a meal.
Store Clomid in a cool and dark place at room temperature. Do not store it in a place where it can get exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Keep it away from children and pets.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Before using Clomid, you should consult a physician and discuss about your medical history.
You should not use Clomid if:
You are pregnant
You have liver disease
You have pituitary gland tumor
You have abnormal vaginal bleeding
You have an ovarian cyst that is not related to polycystic ovary syndrome
You have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
Clomid may not be suitable for you if:
You have endometriosis or uterine fibroids.
Clomid may interact with some medications. So if you are using any prescription, non prescription, OTC medicines or dietary supplements, then inform your physician in advance before you use Clomid.
If you use it for more than three treatment cycles then it increases the risk of causing an ovarian tumor. Some fertility treatments may also increase the chances of having twins.
Some women have developed a potentially life threatening condition called Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). This condition has symptoms like bloated stomach, rapid weight gain, very less urination, painful breathing, elevated heart beat etc. If you notice any of these symptoms, then see a doctor immediately.
Clomid may be passed on to the baby if you are breast feeding. Please speak to your doctor about the potential risks of breast feeding while using Clomid.
The most common side effects of Clomid are:
Hot flashes, headache, breast pain or tenderness, mild stomach discomfort or breakthrough bleeding or spotting.
These side effects usually subside by themselves in sometime as the body gets used to Clomid.
Some uncommon but potentially dangerous side effects are:
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
You should see a doctor immediately if one of these side effects occur.