Clomiphene is used as a fertility medicine in some women who are unable to become pregnant. Clomid (clomiphene) is a non-steroidal fertility medicine. It causes the pituitary gland to release hormones needed to stimulate ovulation in women who do not produce ova (eggs) but wish to become pregnant (infertility). It works similarly to estrogen, a female hormone that causes eggs to develop in the ovaries and be released. Clomiphene tricks the body into thinking there’s not enough estrogen. It does this by blocking estrogen receptors. Clomiphene is also sometimes used to treat male infertility, menstrual abnormalities, fibrocystic breasts, and persistent breast milk production.
Clomiphene comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day for 5 days, beginning on or about day 5 of the cycle. To help you remember to take clomiphene, take it around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Take clomiphene exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Your doctor may perform medical tests to make sure you do not have conditions that would prevent you from safely using Clomid.
Before taking liothyronine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. At certain times in your menstrual cycle, your doctor may want you to use an ovulation prediction test kit. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Ovulation prediction test kits are used to test for this large amount of LH in the urine. This method is better for predicting ovulation than measuring daily basal body temperature. It is important that intercourse takes place at the correct time to give you the best chance of becoming pregnant.
Clomid (clomiphene) side effects are mild for most people. The most common ones include hot flashes, headaches, bloating, mood swings, and breast tenderness.
- Stomach pain, bloating;
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- Rapid weight gain, especially in your face and midsection;
- Little or no urinating; or
- Pain when you breathe, rapid heart rate, and 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.
Are the Mood Swings of Clomid Real?
Clomid does mess with your hormones, and your hormones do have an effect on your emotional well-being. It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working and to check for unwanted effects.
Can You Buy Clomid Online Without a Prescription?
There are reputable pharmacy websites where you can fill a prescription for Clomid, but you should never try taking Clomid without a doctor's supervision.
Will Clomiphene Citrate have any effect on my menstrual cycle?
In some patients, taking Clomiphene Citrate may result in a shorter menstrual cycle and in others it may result in a slightly longer cycle. Generally, the use of Clomiphene Citrate will regulate the menstrual cycle and trigger the series of events that results in ovulation.