Clomid is an oral medical drug that is used to stimulate ovulation. Due to the action of Сlomid certain hormones are released, which triggers an outbreak of gonadotropins. This process contributes significantly to the restoration of an ovulatory cycle in women. Although the drug is intended for women, its effect was detected in men as well.
Clomid is an anti-estrogen used in sports to prevent side effects linked to anabolic steroids. It helps to normalize the production of natural testosterone in the male body. The use of Clomid allows to save the mass and strength, gained during the course of anabolics. At the same time it protects the body from gynecomastia and other unwanted consequences.
However, Clomid, or clomiphene, as a non-steroidal medicine, is more used in fertility treatment. The product is used by women, who have particular medical conditions, that disturb their natural ovulation. Polycystic syndrome is one of them.
There’s a list of conditions that are incompatible with Clomid: abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver dysfunctions, thyroid disorder. Clomid is not supposed for use by pregnant women. Before starting the course of treatment make sure that you do not have a clomiphene allergy.
Have in mind some facts about Clomid.
Start the treatment only after consulting your doctor. Clomiphene can enter breast milk. This may have an impact on the baby if you are a breast-feeding mother. In some cases the milk production can be slowed by the medication.
There’s a specific risk to develop an ovarian tumor if the treatment is longer than 3 months.
Take the drug according to your doctor’s prescription only. It is highly important to follow the necessary instructions in taking the drug. Occasionally the dosage can be changed to get better results. Do not change the dose if it was not recommended by your doctor.
Before you begin taking Clomid the doctor performs examination (including pelvis examination) to eliminate the risks of possible conditions that might cause unsafe use of Clomid. If one more treatment cycle is required, a new examination is performed. Normally, no more than 3 treatment courses are needed. If pregnancy doesn’t start, even though the ovulation occurs, another examination may be performed to detect other factors that might cause infertility.
In most cases, the treatment with Clomid starts on the 5th day after the menstruation starts. The treatment lasts for another 5 days. Your doctor will instruct you if there are any specific conditions for your individual case. During the whole treatment you have to stay under the care of your doctor.
Usually, the ovulation starts in about 5-10 days after the treatment course. To increase the chances of pregnancy a sexual intercourse is recommended during the ovulation. Daily temperature recordings can help you to determine the start of the ovulation more precisely.
The drug should be kept in a dry space, away form light and heat, at room temperature.