Clomid Alternatives

(clomiphene)

Alternatives

Compare Clomid (clomiphene) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Clomid (clomiphene) or used for similar purposes.

Clomid
(clomiphene)

Follistim Aq
(Follitropin)

Helps women to ovulate and get pregnant. Clomid (clomiphene) works well for women who cannot get pregnant because they are not ovulating.Coming soon.
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Side effects
ClomidGonal-F
  • Nausea and vomiting 2%
  • Breast discomfort 2%
  • Vision changes or blurring 2%
  • Stomach/pelvic bloating or discomfort 6%
  • Hot flashes 10%
  • Ovarian enlargement 14%
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How it works
ClomidGonal-F
Clomid (clomiphene) promotes release of reproductive hormones.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ClomidGonal-F
Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableNo lower cost generic available
Available as
ClomidGonal-F
  • Pill
  • Injection
Used for
ClomidGonal-F
  • Female Infertility Reproductive Technology Management Male Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism
Risk factors for serious side effects
ClomidGonal-F
  • Taking interacting medicines, herbal products, and foods
  • Current liver disease
  • History of liver disease or damage
  • Thyroid problems
  • Adrenal gland problems
Detailed Clomid (clomiphene) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Food
    ClomidGonal-F
    • Taking certain medicines, herbal remedies, or food products can cause your blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels while taking Clomid (clomiphene). This can cause you to pass out. Common items include grapefruit juice, codeine, and some contraceptives. Your doctor might have to change your medicines if you want to take Clomid (clomiphene). Please talk with your local pharmacist for a complete list of medications, supplements, and foods to avoid.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    ClomidGonal-F
    • Not a good option if you have issues with your liver.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    ClomidGonal-F
    • One of the few fertility medicines available as a pill rather than injection.
    • Available as a generic product and is less costly than other fertility medicines.
    • Effective for women who are not ovulating or have a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome.
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    Downsides and risks
    ClomidGonal-F
    • A pelvic exam and pregnancy test are necessary before each use of Clomid (clomiphene).
    • Not a good option if you have issues with your liver.
    • Not safe for women with ovarian cysts or enlarged ovaries (aside from polycystic ovary syndrome).
    • Not safe for long-term use. Your doctor will only prescribe Clomid (clomiphene) for a very short time period.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ClomidGonal-F
    • Take Clomid (clomiphene) exactly as your doctor ordered. Timing of the doses is very important for its success.
    • Have sex when you ovulate, which happens 5 to 10 days after taking Clomid (clomiphene).
    • Can harm the fetus so talk to your doctor to find out if you need to stop taking it because you've become pregnant.
    • Shouldn't be be used for very long. Talk to your doctor if you've used this medicine 3 times with no success or if you didn't get your menstrual period after using it.
    • Can cause you to have twins, triplets, etc. Talk to your partner about this possibility before using this medicine.
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