Clomid 

Clomid which is also known as Clomiphene is a fertility drug for women’s ovulation. It assists with the release of the hormone by the pituitary gland for the stimulation of the process of how an egg is released from the ovary. Clomid assists women to improve their fertility by enhancing the process of ovulation. 

Composition 

Clomiphene citrate as a crystalline powder with no odor and with each tablet of 50mg is made up of the following ingredients:  

· Corn starch; 

· Lactose; 

· Magnesium stearate; 

· Pregelatinized cornstarch; 

· Sucrose. 

Indication 

Clomiphene is a very potent drug that works effectively for the treatment of women’s medical issues pertaining to infertility. It’s a medicine that quickens ovulation. With this, the egg-release process is stimulated in women who have a medical problem with ovulation. Ensure you follow your doctor’s prescription or the one on the label. Every necessary test of fitness for Clomid use is meant to be undergone in order to be sure if you are free from some inconsiderable diseases. It is advised to engage in sexual activity while ovulating for pregnancy possibility. As Clomid is basically for women who need fertility, pregnant women are therefore restricted from its use. 

Mode of Indication, Dosage, and Duration of Treatment 

Clomid tablets are to be taken orally. They are meant to be swallowed and not to be chewed. Two tablets are expected to be taken in a day within 5 days. Seek medical advice from your doctor and don’t change your medication unless being told by your doctor. There will be a fitness test before Clomid administration. If there are no changes after treatment cycles of three times, then there will be a further medical evaluation on ovulation. 

Precautions 

There is a need to know what you should do and what you shouldn’t in order to stay on the safer side. Ensure you give regard to the following precautionary measures: 

· Patients who are allergic to Clomid should desist from its use. 

· Pregnant women and lactating mothers should not take Clomid. This is for the sake of their babies. The side effects may be birth defects. 

Notify your doctor in case you are in any of the following conditions: 

· Bleeding abnormally from the virginal; 

· An ovarian cyst;  

· Liver disease; 

· Pituitary gland tumor;  

· Adrenal gland problem; 

· Uterine fibroids. 

Side Effects 

You are advised to seek the help of your doctor when you begin to experience some side effects from the use of Clomid. These are some of them:  

· Headache; 

· Abdominal pain; 

· Breast discomfort; 

· Bloating; 

· Hot flashes; 

· Nausea; 

· Tiredness; 

· Dizziness;  

· Nervousness; 

· Bleeding between periods or heavy menstrual periods or mental depression; 

· Vomiting; 

· Restlessness; 

· Trouble in sleeping. 

Missed Dose 

Ensure you stick with the number dose to be taken per day, even if you miss out the use of any. Notify your doctor for medical direction. Ensure you adhere to every given by your doctor or pharmacist. 

Overdose 

Peradventure you take more than the required number of dose, you are advised to get your doctor aware or call for an emergency as it may come with some symptoms. Taking more than what is required may lead to the following: 

· Nausea; 

· Vomiting; 

· Vasomotor flushes; 

· Visual blurring; 

· Spots or flashes; 

· Scotomata. 

Contraindication 

Hypersensitive patients who have allergic reactions to Clomid are affected. This makes it contraindicated. There is a contraindication of Clomid in patients such as: 

· Pregnant women; 

· Patients suffering from liver disease; 

· Patients suffering from an abnormal uterine bleeding condition; 

· Patients suffering from adrenal dysfunction. 

Interaction with Other Drugs 

Notify your doctor before taking a new medication. Clomid may not work effectively if other drug interacts with its use. Inform your doctor if another new medication is important.