Generic medication for Clomid may be sold ‘Serophene,’ or ‘Clomiphene Citrate‘.
Clomid may assist when a woman has irregular ovulatory cycles or anovulatory cycles. In such cases, Clomid should be used first. It may also be used in cases of unexplained infertility or as an alternative to invasive fertility treatments. It is however important to remember that sometimes the more expensive treatment is sometimes the most appropriate. The medication may also be used during intrauterine insemination procedures. Clomid should be used prior to sexual intercourse (approximately 7-10 days)
A gynaecologist should be consulted with all fertility treatment decisions.
It is important to remember that the following is not an exhaustive list.
When to not use Clomid:
It is not uncommon for the following to be experienced during the initial usage of Clomid:
Clomid is also known to decrease the quality of your cervical mucus, which can cause difficulties for sperm to move through the cervix, thereby making conception more difficult. On the opposite side, Clomid may also make the uterine lining thinner and less ideal. Therefore, Clomid should always be used in consultation with a doctor and/or gynaecologist, who will be able to recommend the best usage of Clomid.
Clomid is responsible for an increase in ovulation in the majority of patients. However it is important to remember that pregnancy while using Clomid is not guaranteed.
Clomid is not always successful. When its usage does not result in ovulation, the woman is labelled as ‘Clomid resistant.’
Metformin is commonly used in cases of nil ovulation and is often prescribed to be used with Clomid.
An alternative drug to Clomid is Letrozol.
It is important to note that any fertility treatment should be discussed with a gynaecologist and/or doctor, prior to commencement of treatment.
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