Clomid stimulates the release of hormones necessary for ovulation to occur. It is mainly used for treating female infertility. Clomid is used to stimulate ovulation (the release of an egg) when a woman’s ovaries can produce a follicle but hormonal stimulation is deficient.
Clomid (Clomiphene) must be taken by mouth exactly as directed by your doctor in order to be most effective. It is important to follow your dosing schedule carefully.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not take it more often or for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor. Long-term treatment with this medication is not recommended and should not be more than 6 cycles.
You may be directed to record your body temperature, perform ovulation tests, and properly time sexual intercourse for best results. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Generally, Clomid side effects are mild and not particularly troublesome. However, at higher doses you may experience:
- mood swings
- nausea and vomiting
- breast tenderness
30% of women using Clomid also experience changes in their cervical mucous. Cervical mucous can then become hostile to sperm, making conception difficult.