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Clomid

Generic Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is a well-known and commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of female infertility. Generic Clomid works to stimulate ovulation in women by boosting the production of necessary ovulation hormones.

Generic Clomid is also marketed as: Clomiphene, Clomiphene Citrate, Clomifene, Serophene, Milophene.

*Clomid® is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis.

Uses

Generic Clomid stimulates the release of hormones necessary for ovulation to occur. It is mainly used for treating female infertility.

Generic 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.

How to take

Use Generic Clomid exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Generic Clomid is usually taken in 5 day cycles. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Side effects

Stop taking Generic Clomid and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) has been reported to occur in patients receiving Generic Clomid. Symptoms of OHSS include swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal. Notify your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention if you develop any of these side effects.

Other side effects may also occur. Notify your doctor if you experience

  • ovarian enlargement presenting as abdominal or pelvic pain, tenderness, pressure, or swelling;
  • flushing;
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
  • breast tenderness or discomfort;
  • blurred vision or other visual disturbances;
  • headache; or
  • abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Clomid may increase the likelihood of multiple births. Multiple births may carry additional risk both for the mother and for the fetuses.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.

Precautions

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Generic Clomid may cause blurred vision or other visual side effects during or shortly after therapy. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop any visual side effects and use caution when performing hazardous activities, especially under conditions of variable lighting.

Drug interactions

There are no known interactions between Generic Clomid and other medicines. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Missed dose

Never take more than one dose of Generic Clomid at a time. Consult a trusted healthcare professional for further instructions on what to do if you've missed a dosage of this medication.

Storage

Store at room temperature in a closed container protected from heat, light and moisture. Keep Generic Clomid away from children and pets. Always dispose of medicines safely.