Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Women's Health

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(clomiphene)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Women's Health
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Clomid
(clomiphene)

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(letrozole)

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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Side effects
ClomidFemara
  • Ovarian enlargement 14%
  • Hot flashes 10%
  • Abdominal-pelvic discomfort/distention/bloating 6%
  • Nausea and vomiting 2%
  • Breast discomfort 2%
  • Visual symptoms 2%
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How it works
ClomidFemara
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
ClomidFemara
Prescription only
Available as
ClomidFemara
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
ClomidFemara
  • Female Infertility
  • Breast Cancer
Risk factors for serious side effects
ClomidFemara
    • Long-term use of Clomid (Clomiphene)
    • Long-term use of Clomid (Clomiphene)
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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.

      Upsides and benefits
      ClomidFemara
      • 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
      ClomidFemara
      • 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
      ClomidFemara
      • 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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