Clomid is an effective drug that is used for treating infertility in females.
Clomid acts by stimulating the release of hormones, which is needed for ovulation, which helps in female fertility.
How to use
Clomid should only be taken as your doctor has asked you. The drug can be taken with a full glass of water. It is advised to take Clomid in five-day cycles. Clomid should not be taken in larger amounts and also for longer periods as they may bring in many complications.
Your doctor may stop clomid if you do not ovulate after three courses of the clomid.
It is always better not to miss any dosage. But in case a dose is missed, take it as soon you realise it. Even if it is time for your next dose, the two doses of Clomid can be taken together. If more than a dose is missed, it is better to consult the doctor.
In case you have taken an overdose of Clomid, contact your doctor immediately.
Nausea, flushing, vomiting, blurred vision, flashes and abdominal pain are some of the symptoms of Clomid overdose.
Clomid drug should not be taken without consulting your doctor. It is always better to share with your doctor about all your health related problems before the drug is prescribed. Tell the doctor if you have thyroid problems, endocrine disorders or have endometriosis, endometrial carcinoma, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, uterine fibroids, liver problems and ovarian cysts. If you have any of these conditions, your doctor may not prescribe Clomid or he may go for dosage adjustments.
If you think you will get conceived soon, do not take the drug as it is known to cause harm to the unborn. Though it is not known if Clomid passes into breast milk, it is always better to take the drug after consulting your doctor if you are feeding.
After taking the drug, it is better not to drive or perform any hard task as the drug may cause blurred vision and dizziness.
As like all drugs, Clomid also comes with many allergic reactions and mild/severe side effects. If you come across allergic reactions like closing of throat, swelling (face, tongue, lips), breathing difficulty and hives, you should have to immediately stop the drug and contact your doctor.
Some persons who are on Clomid medication can come across Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Swelling of the hands, selling of legs, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, weight gain, nausea and vomiting are some of the symptoms of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, which can be fatal. If you come across any of the above-mentioned side effects, do not delay in contacting your doctor.
Some of the common side effects seen with Clomid are ovarian enlargement, pelvic pain, pressure, tenderness, swelling, nausea, flushing, vomiting, diarrhea, breast tenderness, blurred vision, headache and abnormal uterine bleeding.
Well, the drug also increases the likelihood of multiple births.
Clomid has to be stored at room temperature. It should be kept in tight containers, away from moisture, light and heat.