Clomid is an infertility medication for women that increases the prospects of ovulation by causing an upsurge in the growth of hormones. Women diagnosed of ovarian failure should not use this medication. Clomiphene is the generic name of this medicine and is categorized as a non-steroidal fertility class of medications.
The medication should be administered orally. Consumption of fertility pills like Clomid increase the chances of high-risk pregnancies i.e. the chance of giving birth to twins or triplets.
Clomid Dosage Information
Dosage strength should be ascertained by the doctor upon examining the medical history of the patient. Instructions stated on the prescription label should rightly be followed by those consuming the pills. Over consumption of the medicine should be avoided. The course of therapy should be started off with a low dose i.e. 50 mg tablet for 5 consecutive days. Women who weren’t able to ovulate even after consuming 50 mg Clomid for 5 days can opt for a dose increase. In patients affected of polycystic ovary syndrome, a low dose is usually recommended. At instances, when ovulation is not achieved upon completion of the first course of therapy, the second course can be started off with 100 mg tablets taken for five consecutive days. However, the choice to increase the course of therapy beyond 5 days should be taken after careful consideration.
Women who are experiencing ovulation upon taking Clomid should have sexual intercourse to increase the chances of pregnancy.
Precautions of Clomid
Individuals with the following medical conditions should not consume Clomid.
- History of liver disease
- Ovarian cyst
- Excessive vaginal bleeding
- Problems in thyroid or adrenal gland
- Uterine fibroids or endometriosis
Women who are already pregnant should not take Clomid pills. It is quiet unsure about the effects of Clomid on new pregnancy, hence consultation with the doctor is a must. Medical experts believe that Clomid has the ability to suppress the breast milk production in nursing mothers. Consumption of this medicine beyond three cycles alleviate the risk of ovarian tumor.
Side effects of Clomid
Clomid might cause some allergic reactions like swelling in some parts of the body. Some women have the risk of being affected of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) upon completing the first course of therapy with this medication. Below are some of the wide spread symptoms of OHSS observed in women.
- Bloating and stomach pain
- Diarrhea, Vomiting, Nausea
- Difficulty in urinating
- Experiencing pain while breathing, shortened breath, increased heart rate
Some of the other common side effects of Clomid are
- Pain and tenderness in breast
- Hot flashes
- Pain in the pelvic region
- Problems in vision
- Abnormal sensitivity of eyes to light