Clomid

Clomid helps induce ovulation in women who do not produce eggs. Contact your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking Clomid.

Clomid Overview

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Clomid is a prescription medication used to induce ovulation in women who do not produce eggs but wish to become pregnant.  Clomid belongs to a group of drugs called ovulatory stimulants. These work similarly to estrogen, a female hormone that causes eggs to develop in the ovaries and be released.

This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day by mouth, with or without food, for 5 days.

Common side effects of Clomid include upset stomach, flushing, nausea and vomiting, and breast discomfort.

Clomid can also cause blurred vision or dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Clomid affects you.

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Uses of Clomid

Clomid is a prescription medication used to induce ovulation in women who do not produce eggs but wish to become pregnant.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Clomid Drug Class

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Side Effects of Clomid

Serious side effects have been reported with Clomid. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

The most common side effects of Clomid include the following:

  • upset stomach
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • flushing (feeling of warmth)
  • headache
  • breast discomfort

This is not a complete list of Clomid side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Clomid Interactions

No drug interactions have been documented by the manufacturer of Clomid. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

Clomid Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Clomid including the following:

  • Visual Symptoms. Blurring or other visual symptoms occasionally may occur during or shortly after Clomid therapy. Visual symptoms may make driving a car or operating machinery more hazardous than usual, particularly under conditions of variable lighting. Inform your doctor if any visual symptoms occur while using Clomid.
  • Abdominal/Pelvic pain. Ovarian enlargement may occur during or shortly after therapy with Clomid. To minimize the risks with ovarian enlargement, inform your doctor of any abdominal or pelvic pain, weight gain, discomfort, or bloating after taking Clomid.
  • Multiple Pregnancy. There is an increased chance of multiple pregnancy when taking Clomid.
  • Ovarian Cancer. Long-term use of Clomid may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Clomid should not be used for more than about six cycles. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication.

As mentioned, Clomid can cause visual disturbances and impair your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Clomid affects you.

Do not take Clomid if you:

  • are allergic to Clomid or any of its ingredients
  • are pregnant
  • have liver disease
  • have abnormal uterine bleeding
  • have ovarian cysts
  • have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal dysfunction

Clomid Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Clomid, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

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Before taking Clomid, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • Have an allergy to Clomid or any of its ingredients.
  • have liver disease or liver dysfunction
  • have abnormal uterine bleeding
  • have ovarian cysts
  • have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal dysfunction
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Clomid and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Clomid falls into category X. There are no situations where the benefits of the medication for the mother outweigh the risks of harm to the baby. These medicines should never be used by pregnant women.

Clomid and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed while using Clomid.

It is not known if Clomid crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Clomid.

Clomid Usage

Take Clomid exactly as prescribed.

Clomid comes as a tablet to take by mouth and is usually taken once a day for 5 days. 

To help you remember to take Clomid, take it around the same time every day.

Take Clomid exactly as directed and do not take more or less of it than directed.

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Clomid at the same time.

Clomid Dosage

Take Clomid exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The recommended starting dose is 50 mg daily for 5 days. 

If ovulation does not appear to occur after the first course of therapy, a second course of 100 mg daily (two 50 mg tablets given as a single daily dose) for 5 days should be given.

Clomid Overdose

If you take too much Clomid, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222), or seek emergency medical attention right away.

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Other Requirements

  • Store Clomid at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Protect from heat, light, and excessive humidity, and store in closed containers.
  • Keep Clomid and all other medications out of reach of children.

Keep all appointments with your doctor and laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body's response to Clomid.