Clomid is widely used to treat infertility as this drug is both effective and inexpensive in comparison with other infertility drugs. Clomid is produced in pills and involves no injections in the process of treatment. Clomid may also be produced and sold under names of Serophene, or ‘clomiphene citrate’. These names are equal: they define the same drug.
Clomid treats several problems with ovulation but do not forget to make sure that you have no difficulties with blocked fallopian tubes before you start using Clomid. It may be helpful in treating anovulatory or irregular cycles.
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is also treated by Clomid, not to mention inexplicable problems with ovulation in case of which Clomid proves to be most useful.
Intrauterine insemination procedure sometimes involves using Clomid. In some cases, injections of other drugs are more preferable.
Clomid is used according to the doctor’s recommendations and general prescriptions. The common dose is 50 mg. Clomid is taken for the period of five days, from day 3 to day 7 or from day 5 to day 9 of the cycle. The first day of cycle is assumed to be the day of menstrual bleeding, not simply spotting. If the medical prescription differs in some way, there is no reason to worry: Clomid is equally effective on the start of any cycle day.
The dose may be slowly increased if no desirable effect shows, but the most common case is taking another 50 mg of Clomid to ensure the result. Overdose of any drug is always dangerous, that is why you should make sure you dose does not surpass 150 mg. Otherwise, several side effects are likely to appear.
The side effects of using Clomid involve mood swings, nausea, unpleasant feelings in breasts, hot flashes. They are neither numerous nor very serious but quite undesirable.
Clomid also has a side effect of creating multiples. Some women are likely to have twins when using Clomid (approximately 10%), but other multiples are very rare.
Clomid proves to be successful in treating infertility in 4/5 of all cases. Almost 50% of women taking Clomid get pregnant within six cycles of regular usage. Other ways of treatment are recommended if Clomid does not work within six cycles.