About 20% of couples who experience difficulties to conceive, do so because the woman’s ovaries do not produce and release an egg in each menstrual cycle (anovulation). Your doctor prescribed Clomid to treat this.
Clomid works by causing a gland in the brain (the anterior pituitary) to release hormones that stimulate ovulation.
It should be remembered that there are many causes of anovulation, so Clomid may not be effective in all cases.
When taking Clomid you must have had 28-32 days from the beginning of one period to another. Your ovaries must release an egg 6-12 days after a Clomid cycle. You must have sex around this time to maximize your chances of conception
CLOMID is indicated for the treatment of ovarian failure in carefully selected infertile women who wish to become pregnant
It was verified that this medication is available in the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Program) on September 1, 2018. For more information about this subsidy
You should consult your doctor or pharmacist about the use of this medication. They can help you balance the risks and benefits of this medication during pregnancy
Clomiphene comes as a tablet to be taken orally. It is usually taken once a day for 5 days, starting on day 5 of the cycle, or around this date. To help you remember to take clomiphene, take it at the same time every day. Carefully follow the instructions on the medication label and ask your doctor or pharmacist anything you do not understand. Use the medication exactly as directed. Do not use more or less than the indicated dose or more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to clomiphene or any other medications.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, such as vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease, ovarian cysts (except those caused by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), uterine fibroids, abnormal vaginal bleeding, pituitary tumor, or diseases of the thyroid or adrenal gland.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, have plans to get pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, call your doctor immediately.
you should know that clomiphene can cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, especially with poor lighting, until you know how this medicine will affect you.
you should know that clomiphene increases the chances of having a multiple pregnancy (twins or more). Talk to your doctor about the risks of having a multiple pregnancy
vision of spots or lights
stomach or abdomen pain
inflammation of the stomach (swelling)
dyspnea (shortness of breath)
Long-term use of clomiphene may increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Clomiphene should not be used for more than six menstrual cycles. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication.
Clomiphene can cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.