What is Clomid?
Clomid or clomifene citrate is a drug that is often used and advised by doctors to overcome fertility problems. This medicine will encourage the work of the ovaries in order to release the egg and also used when you and your husband intend to run IVF and intrauterine insemination program.
This drug is known to work well and is ideal for women with irregular menstrual cycles. In fact, those with polycystic ovary syndrome are also sometimes recommended to drink clomid.
How does clomid work?
Clomid is inhibiting the effects of estrogen in the body. This inhibition will make the body produce more hormones that are useful for ovulation. The hormones are follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
Follicle stimulating hormone will make the egg in the ovaries mature and ready to be released. Meanwhile, luteinizing hormone works to make the egg is triggered to quickly escape from the follicle of the ovaries in sufficient quantities.
Will women successfully get pregnant with clomid?
In women who have tried clomid, seventy percents of them manage to ovulate and get fertile. While forty percents of them are successfully pregnant.
How to use this medicine?
The doctor will give a small dose before you take this clomid pill. Most women start taking clomid (50mg) for five days early in the menstrual cycle. Consuming clomid this way will be done up to six months. However, such doses or ways of disposal may also vary with each person and depending on the case. Therefore, just follow what the doctor advises.
If you do not immediately ovulate or not get pregnant too, the doctor will add the dose to see if there will be a positive effect afterwards. If there still has not found a good sign, doctors will be forced to recommend other drugs.
Is using clomid dangerous? What are the side effects?
The use of clomid can give some side effects. Some women experienced bleeding between menstrual periods. In fact, they should not have menstruation at the time. Chest or breast also sometimes hurt during clomid use. Bloating, abdominal pains, vision problems, headache, severe and very painful menstrual periods, nausea, pelvic pain, and vomiting are other side effects of clomid.
When you decide to take and drink clomid, you are required to be careful. Clomid should not be consumed by pregnant women. Make sure that you are not pregnant when starting clomid.
Moreover, some early signs of pregnancy often can’t be seen and realized. Paying attention to the signs may help you before actually starting to drink clomid regularly.
Is there any another note to consume clomid?
Some drugs that stimulate ovulation such as clomid can sometimes make the ovaries remove more than one egg. Therefore, you may get multiple pregnancies or get twins. Apparently, interesting, isn’t it?
Do not carelessly buy your own clomid at the pharmacy. Consumer need to consult a doctor first. As mentioned above, the use of clomid requires various doses and treatments of use. Everyone may receive different doses. The use of the wrong dosage will be risky and self-defeating.
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