CLOMID




BRAND NAMES
CLOMIPHENE- Clomid, Milophene, Serophene


BASIC CLOMID INFO
Habit forming? No
Prescription needed? Yes
Available as generic? Yes
Drug class: Gonad stimulant


CLOMID's MEDICAL USES
Treatment for men with low sperm counts.

- Treatment for ovulatory failure in women who wish to become pregnant.


MEDICAL DOSAGE & CLOMID USAGE

How to take Clomid:

-Tablet: Swallow with liquid.


When to take Clomid:

- Men: Take at the same time each day.

- Women: Follow your doctor's Instructions.


If you forget a Clomid dose:

- Take as soon as you remember.

- If you forget a day, double next dose. If you miss 2 or more doses, consult doctor.


What drug does:

- An estrogen effect stimulates ovulation and sperm production.


Time lapse before Clomid works:

- Usually 3 to 6 months.

- Ovulation may occur 6 to 10 days after last day of treatment in any cycle.


Don't take with:

- Any other medicine or any dietary supplement without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


DRUG OVERDOSE
SYMPTOMS: Increased severity of adverse reactions and side effects.
CLOMID SIDE EFFECTS

Life-threatening:

Sudden shortness of breath.

Common Clomid Side Effects:

Bloating, abdominal pain, pelvic pain. Hot flashes.

Infrequent Clomid side effects:

Rash, itch, vomiting, jaundice. Constipation, diarrhea, increased appetite, heavy menstrual flow, frequent urination, breast discomfort, weight change, hair loss, nausea, eyes sensitive to light.

Rare Clomid side effects:

Vision changes. Dizziness, headache, tiredness,  Nervousness.
PRECAUTIONS

Don't take if:

- You are allergic to Clomiphene.


Before you start, consult your doctor if: 

- You have an ovarian cyst, fibroid uterine tumors or unusual vaginal bleeding.

- You have inflamed veins caused by blood clots.

- You have liver disease.

- You are depressed.


Over age 60:

- Clomid is Not recommended.


Pregnancy:

- Stop taking Clomid at first sign of pregnancy. Consult doctor.


Breast-feeding:

- Not used.


Infant & children:

- Not used.


Prolonged use:

- Not recommended.

- Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical examinations or laboratory studies to check basal body temperature, endometrial biopsy, kidney function, eyes.


Skin & sunlight:

- No special problems expected.


Driving, piloting or hazardous work:

- Avoid if you feel dizzy.

- May cause blurred vision.


Discontinuing:

- May be unnecessary to finish medicine.

- Follow doctor's instructions.


Others:

- Have a complete pelvic examination before treatment.

- Advise any doctor or dentist whom you consult that you take this medicine.

- If you become pregnant, twins or triplets are possible.




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