Clomid is the brand name for the generic drug clomiphen. Clomid is also sold as the brand name Serophene.
Clomid is used to stimulate ovulation to enable pregnancy. Women who can produce a follicle in their ovaries, but lack or have a deficient hormonal stimulus for producing the release of an egg (ovulation) may be prescribed this drug. Clomid can also be used for other reasons not listed here.
Clomid may cause impaired vision right after beginning therapy, therefore avoid driving or other activities that require clear vision. Clomid can cause multiple births, which can lead to a at-risk pregnancy for the mother and the unborn children.
Clomid may not be advised or you may require special monitoring if you have the following, liver disease, ovarian cysts or enlargement, uterine fibroids, endometriosis or endometrial carcinoma, atypical, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, thyroid or endocrine disorder or another serious or chronic medical condition. Clomid should not be taken if you believe you might be pregnant, inform your doctor. . The US FDA categorizes drugs based on safety for pregnant women. Clomid is categorized as X. This indicates that this drug is EXPECTED to cause harm to an unborn child, you should discuss all risk factors with your doctor before taking this medication if you are expecting. No one knows if Clomid can pass through breast milk to an infant. Do not take Clomid if you are nursing without discuss the safety with the pediatrician and your physician first.
Clomid is usually taken in a five day cycle, follow your doctors instructions precisely. Clomid needs to be stored away from light, heat and moisture and should be taken with a full glass of water. If you miss a dose contact your doctor. An overdose is indicated by extremely impaired vision, visual spots, abdominal pain; and you should get emergency medical help.
Side effects of Clomid vary. A common allergic reaction to any drug has these symptoms: difficulty breathing, swelling or closing of throat, hives, swelling of face or tongue, rash, open sores, bruising or worsening respiratory symptoms. These symptoms indicate that you may be allergic to Clomid. Get medical attention immediately. A dangerous and sometimes fatal side affect is ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome. Get immediate medical attention if you experience, swelling of legs or hands, abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, weight gain, nausea, vomiting or shortness of breath.
Other side effects from this medication should be discussed with your doctor should they occur, are: flushing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, atypical bleeding from the vagina, blurred vision or impaired vision, and breast pain or breast sensitivity.
Clomid is not known to interact, be affected or affect the potency or ability of other drugs. Check with your pharmacist or doctor before taking any prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs. If you have any questions or require more information contact your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
Clomiphene citrate tablets USP is an orally administered, non steroidal, ovulatory stimulant designated chemically as 2[p-(2- chloro-1,2-diphenylvinyl) phenoxy]] trieth lamine citrate (1:1). It has the molecular formula of C26H28ClNO•C6H8O7 and a molecular weight of 598.09. Clomiphene citrate is a white to pale yellow, essentially odorless, crystalline powder. It is freely soluble in methanol, soluble in ethanol; slightly soluble in acetone, water, and chloroform; and insoluble in ether. Clomiphene citrate tablets USP is a mixture of two geometric isomers [cis (zuclomiphene) and trans (enclomiphene)] containing between 30% and 50% of the cis-isomer. Each white scored tablet contains 50 mg clomiphene citrate USP. The tablet also contains the following Inactive Ingredients: corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized corn starch, and sucrose.
Clomid has the following structural formula: