Clomid medicine Information
Clomid Generic Clomiphene is for women who are unable to be pregnant. Clomid is used to stimulate ovulation (the release of an egg) when a womans ovaries can produce a follicle but hormonal stimulation is deficient. Clomid Clomiphene is also called fertility drug, an ovulatory stimulant, generally used to stimulate the egg production in women. Clomid is first treatment for infertility to stimulate regular ovulation.
Uses of Clomid
Women who suffer from anovulation [when the ovaries do not release an egg on a monthly basis] due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS [when there may be cessation of periods, irregular periods, or heavy bleeding due to ovarian cysts], are prevented from conceiving because of their medical condition. Generic Clomid, the "fertility drug", takes care of this. Due to increased ovulation, such women may give birth to twins, or even triplets.
This medication is sometimes prescribed to men who face fertility problems because of low sperm counts. Clomiphene not only increases the sperm count in such individuals, but also increases the sperm motility [ability to swim over to an egg], which helps in fertilizing the egg.
How to Use Clomid
Take the dose exactly as prescribed. It can be taken with water. For women the initial dose may be 50mg a day and the medicine has to be taken on day 3, 4 or 5 of the woman's menstrual cycle for 5 days. The doctor may increase the dose, if need be. Most women conceive within the first 6 months of Clomid therapy if that does not happen, consult your doctor.
In men, since sperm maturation takes long, treatment with Clomiphene has to be taken for 6 months at least.
Missed Dose of Clomid
It's normally a once-a-day dose. If you miss a dose, check with your gynaecologist, but don't double your dose.
Side-effects of Clomid
Women could have transient, less serious side effects that disappear when the body gets used to the medicine, such as:-
Lightheadedness, or dizziness
Men could experience mild side effects, like:-
Changes in libido
Weight gain, or conversely loss of weight.
An allergic reaction such as:- rash, hives, labored breathing, swelling of the lips/tongue/face, or difficulty in swallowing means that you should stop the medicine and ask your doctor for help.