Compare Clomid vs. Gonal-F

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Helps women to ovulate and get pregnant.

Clomid (clomiphene) works well for women who cannot get pregnant because they are not ovulating.

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  • 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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  • 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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Used for
  • Female infertility - Reproductive technology management Male hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
  • Primary and secondary
  • In whom the cause of infertility is not due to primary testicular failure - Spermatogenesis induction Ovulation induction
  • In anovulatory patients in whom the cause of infertility is functional and not due to primary ovarian failure
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
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Side effects
6possible side effects
  • Ovarian enlargement
  • Hot flashes
  • Stomach/pelvic bloating or discomfort
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Breast discomfort
  • Vision changes or blurring
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Risks and risk factors
  • Low blood pressure due to drug interactions
    • Taking interacting medicines, herbal products, and foods
  • Liver problems
    • Current liver disease
    • History of liver disease or damage
  • Unusual uterine bleeding
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal problems
    • Thyroid problems
    • Adrenal gland problems
    • Pituitary tumor
  • Vision changes or blurring
    • Long-term use of Clomid (clomiphene)
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
    • Long-term use of Clomid (clomiphene)
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