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Clomid (Clomiphene): Treatment For Infertility

Clomid is an oral fertility medication that efficiently helps women to reach ovulation if it does not happen naturally. Clomid is a go-to medicine for women who can’t become pregnant due to one of these factors:

  • irregular menstrual cycles
  • cycles without ovulation
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (POS)
  • unexplained infertility.

Clomid is also known as clomiphene citrate, which is its generic name and an active ingredient as well. Although Clomid is the most commonly prescribed drug for women, it can also serve men in some cases.

How Does Clomid Work?

Clomid blocks estrogen receptors in the body. As a result, the body thinks that estrogen levels are low. This makes the pituitary gland increase the secretion of two important hormones: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).

In women, FSH stimulates growth and maturation of one or several follicles in the ovary, LH stimulates ovulation, that is, readiness for fertilization. The first Clomid cycle for women usually begins with a dose of 50 mg that must be taken for five days starting from day 3/ 4/ 5 of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation commonly occurs in 5-9 days after the last day of taking Clomid. Experts of our Canadian Pharmacy have developed the Clomid ovulation calculator that helps determine the ovulation day and the most fertile period, which is the best time of sexual intercours for conception. To get the information, just type in the date of the first pill of Clomid.

In order to better understand the dynamics of treatment and take control of the situation, blood hormone tests or endovaginal ultrasound can be recommended by a physician. This information can also help a doctor find the right dose and maybe even increase the dose if Clomid 50 mg does not work in the first cycle.

In men, Clomid can help increase the testosterone level and sperm production. Although Clomid is officially approved to be used to treat infertility in women, it is prescribed off-label for men as treatment of male infertility. Dosage and duration of treatment may vary and usually start with 25 mg three days a week for a few months.

Clomid treatment for infertility

Clomid Efficiency

Studies show that Clomid helps to achieve ovulation in more than 70% of cases. At the same time, about 25% cannot ovulate using a standard dose of the drug. If desired pregnancy doesn’t happen in the first cycle, it is possible to repeat Clomid treatment for up to six cycles. Unfortunately, pregnancy rates decline after the sixth cycle, so using Clomid for more than half a year is not recommended. Anyway, Clomid treatment shows great results in the most cases and failure in the first cycle does not mean that Clomid will not help at all, because conception is a complex mechanism and sometimes it may take longer than we would like.

Clomid Cost

Price of Clomid varies greatly from pharmacy to pharmacy. It especially depends on whether brand name medication or generic is chosen. Brand name medications are usually more expensive than generic, as producers of brand name drugs need to compensate for extra costs of development, patenting and advertisement. While a prescription is needed to buy brand name Clomid, the generic Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is available over the counter.

Here you can order Clomid online and find out the cost.

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Clomid Side Effects

Clomid, like any medicine, has some side effects. They are not as heavy as might be for such a powerful medicine, but some of them can be quite unpleasant. The most common side effects include:

  • hot flashes
  • bloating
  • breast tenderness
  • mood swings
  • headaches and dizziness
  • nausea
  • visual changes (blurred vision or flashing lights)

Consult your doctor if you associate any unusual discomfort with taking Clomid.

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