Clomid (clomiphene)

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Brand Name

Clomid {Sanofi-Aventis}

Generic Name

clomiphene, pronounced KLOE mih feen


What is Clomid?

Clomid is used for treating female infertility, and works by stimulating ovulation (the
release of an egg) when a woman’s ovaries can produce a follicle but her hormonal stimulation is

Clomid may be used for purposes not described in this medication guide.


Key Facts About Clomid

Clomid is in FDA pregnancy category X. Clomid can harm your unborn baby and cause birth
defects. You should not use Clomid if you are pregnant, and you must tell your doctor immediately
if you become pregnant during treatment with this medication. We know that Clomid can pass into
breast milk and may harm a nursing baby, and it may also slow your breast milk production. You
should not breast-feed while you are taking Clomid.

Clomid may lead to blurred vision or other visual side effects. You should use caution when
driving or operating machinery, especially under conditions of variable lighting. If you
experience any abnormal visual disturbances you should tell your doctor immediately.

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) has occurred in some patients who received Clomid.
The symptoms of OHSS are swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of
breath, weight gain, nausea and vomiting. OHSS can be fatal and you should notify your doctor
immediately if you experience these symptoms or seek emergency medical attention.


Before You Take Clomid

If you are allergic to clomipheneyou should
not use Clomid.

If you have a thyroid problem or an endocrine disorder, or if you have endometriosis or
endometrial carcinoma you should not take Clomid.

If you have an undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, uterine fibroids or liver disease you should talk
to your doctor before taking Clomid.

Do not use Clomid if you think you are pregnant.

Tell your doctor if you have ovarian cysts or ovarian enlargement not due to polycystic
ovarian syndrome or any other serious or chronic medical illness before using Clomid.


Clomid Drug Interactions

There are no known drug interactions involving Clomid. However, other drugs you take that are
not listed may interact with Clomid. You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you
use. This includes prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements and herbal products, and over the
counter medications. You should not begin taking a new medication without telling your doctor


Directions for Using Clomid

Use Clomid exactly as your doctor has prescribed you to. Do not use it in larger or smaller
amounts or for shorter or longer than recommended. Clomid comes with patient instructions for you
so you can use this medication safely and effectively. Be sure to follow these instructions

You should take Clomid with a full (8 oz.) glass of water.

Clomid is typically taken in 5 day cycles. Follow the directions for taking Clomid exactly as
your doctor has directed.

If you miss a dose of Clomid contact your doctor for further instruction.

Clomid needs to be stored in a cool, dry place, away from heat and moisture.


Clomid Side Effects

Contact your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • allergic reaction including breathing difficulties, hives and swelling of your face, lips,
    throat or tongue
  • ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)-symptoms include swelling of the hands or legs,
    abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, nausea and vomiting

Other side effects of Clomid may occur, and you should contact your doctor if you experience
any of the following:

  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • blurred vision or other visual disturbances
  • breast tenderness or discomfort
  • diarrhea
  • flushing
  • headache
  • nausea
  • ovarian enlargement presenting as abdominal or pelvic pain, tenderness, pressure, or
  • vomiting

It should be noted that this is not a complete list of possible side effects of Clomid. You
should contact your physician for a complete list and medical advice regarding these effects.


Clomid Description and Dosing

Clomid is available in 50 mg tablets which are round, white, scored and debossed with Clomid

You should take Clomid exactly as your doctor has directed you to. Do not change your dose of
Clomid or stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor first.

If you believe that you have overdosed with Clomid you should seek medical help


Ingredients in Clomid

Clomid contains clomiphene citrate as the active ingredient. Inactive ingredients are corn
starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized cornstarch, and sucrose.

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