Clomifene is a non-steroidal, ovulatory stimulant. It acts as a selective oestrogen receptor modulator. It is a medication used to treat infertility in women and help them get pregnant. It is meant for those women who do not ovulate. This includes those who have polycystic ovary syndrome. Its long term use results in multiple ovulation and increases chance of twins. It is taken by mouth once a day.
Side-effects of this medicine tend to be mild, but you should speak with your doctor as soon as possible if you are feeling flushed, feeling sick, experience a headache, breast discomfort, painful periods, weight gain, bleeding between periods, feeling bloated, abdominal discomfort, eyesight problems such as blurred vision, or flashes, or spots in front of your eyes.
Clomifene is not suitable for people with certain conditions, and may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are or have:
- Lliver disorders.
- Ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids
- Hormone-dependent tumour.
- Heavy or unusual menstrual flow.
- Taking any other medicines including the ones without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- An allergic reaction to a medicine.
Clomifene is taken in treatment cycles of five days - this means that you will take one dose daily for five days of the month. For the first course, you are recommended to take one 50 mg tablet daily for five days. Your dose may be increased to two tablets daily on subsequent courses if your doctor thinks this is necessary. Take regular appointments with your doctor to keep your progress on check.
This medicine is primarily used to treat:
Infertility Due To Ovulatory FailureThis medicine is used for the treatment of infertility caused due to failure of the ovary to release an egg after other reasons for the infertility is ruled out.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 15-20 days.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed after 5-10 days of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Use of this medicine is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Any suspicion of a pregnancy should be ruled out before starting the use of this medicine. It is advised to consult your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Use of this women is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding. If the use of this medicine is absolutely necessary then your doctor may ask to discontinue breastfeeding.
Is It safe with alcohol?Caution is advised while consuming alcohol with Clomifene. Kindly consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine affect the vision (blurred vision) of the patient for a short duration of time just after its use. Do not drive until the vision become clear.
Does this affect kidney function?Limited information is available on using Clomifene in patients with kidney disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Does this affect liver function?Clomifene is probably unsafe to use in the patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Kindly consult your doctor.
Missed Dose instructionsCall the doctor for further instructions if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
Overdose instructionsContact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, headache, hot flashes etc.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Clomifene as ingredient
This medication works on the pituitary gland and induces the release of hormones required for the release of an egg from the ovary.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
DanazolReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Disease
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