Clomiphene is prescribed for the treatment of ovulatory failure in women who wish to become pregnant and whose husbands are fertile and potent. Clomiphene is an ovulatory stimulant. Clomid works by helping to produce more hormones that cause your ovaries to release 1 or more eggs.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. If you are to begin on Day 5, count the first day of your menstrual period as Day 1. Beginning on Day 5, take the correct dose every day for as many days as your doctor ordered. To help you to remember to take your dose of medicine, take it at the same time every day.
The dose of Clomiphene will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of Clomiphene. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. For treating infertility:
Adults – 50 milligrams (mg) a day for five days of a menstrual cycle. The treatment is usually started on the fifth day of your menstrual period. If you do not have menstrual cycles, you can begin taking your medicine at any time. If you do not become pregnant after the first course, your doctor may increase your dose a little at a time up to 250 mg a day. Your treatment may be repeated until you do become pregnant or for up to four treatment cycles.
Missed dose of Clomid:
If you do miss a dose of Clomid, do not take the missed dose at all and do not double the next one. Instead, go back to your regular dosing schedule and check with your doctor.
Storage – To store Clomid:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Keep the medicine from freezing. Do not refrigerate.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
Clomid Side effects:
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
When Clomid is used for a short time at low doses, serious side effects usually are rare. However, check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Bloating; stomach or pelvic pain.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common or rare:
Blurred vision; decreased or double vision or other vision problems; seeing flashes of light; sensitivity of eyes to light; yellow eyes or skin.