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Induces ovulation. Clomid (Clomiphene) works well to induce ovulation in women who have already tried other options. Be prepared for a somewhat complicated dosing schedule.Coming soon.
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How it works
Clomid (Clomiphene) induces ovulation in women by interacting with estrogen-receptor-containing tissues. It releases a series of hormones that stimulates the release of an egg from the ovaries.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Fertility treatment
Selective estrogen receptor modulator
Prescription only
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Available as
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Used for (click to learn more)
  • Female infertility
  • Breast cancer
Risk factors for serious side effects
    • Long-term use of Clomid (Clomiphene)
    • Long-term use of Clomid (Clomiphene)
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      Pregnancy category
      No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
      No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
      Kidneys and liver
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
      No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
      • Ovarian enlargement can occur during or shortly after taking Clomid (Clomiphene). To lower this risk, tell your doctor about any stomach or pelvic pain, weight gain, discomfort, or distention after taking the medication.
      No specific weight-related info.
      Upsides and benefits
      • It's taken by mouth and not given as an injection.
      • Clomid (Clomiphene) is effective in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome.
      • It doesn't affect pituitary, adrenal, or thyroid functions.
      • Treatment can be repeated if it doesn't work the first time.
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      Downsides and risks
      • Clomid (Clomiphene) isn't a first-choice therapy. Other options need to be tried before starting this drug.
      • A pelvic exam and pregnancy test are necessary prior to each course of Clomid (Clomiphene).
      • You can't use Clomid (Clomiphene) if you currently have liver problems.
      • Clomid (Clomiphene) isn't safe for women who have ovarian cysts or enlarged ovaries (aside from polycystic ovary syndrome).
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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      • Be ready for a complicated dosing schedule. It's very important to take Clomid (Clomiphene) exactly as your doctor prescribed.
      • Ovulation usually occurs between 5 to 10 days after taking Clomid (Clomiphene), so make sure to have intercourse when you're ovulating.
      • Basal body temperature graphs or other tests can help you determine if you've ovulated.
      • Clomid (Clomiphene) can't be used in pregnant women, so it's important to work closely with your doctor throughout your treatment.
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