Generic Name : Clomiphene Pronunciation : KLOE-mih-feen Therapeutic Classification : Fertility Drug♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
India- Clofert Tab, Clomidac Tab Tab, Clomiriv Tab, Clomit Tab, Clopreg Tab, Clowin Tab, Fertik Tab, Fertilin Tab, Fertomid Tab, Ferton Tab, Fertotab Tab, Fertova Tab, Fetrop Tab, Folistim Tab, Fulfyn Tab, Mephy Tab, Omicite Tab, Ovagen Tab, Ovipreg Tab, Ovipro-Mf Forte Sg-Cap, Ovipro-Mf Sg-Cap, Ovitec Tab, Ovofar Tab, Ovuclom Tab, Pregmate Tab, Rejun Tab, Siphene Tab, Siphene-M Tab, Ubiphene Tab.
International- Clomid, Serophene. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an ovulatory stimulant, prescribed for infertility due to anovulation. It increases production of gonadotropins and causes the ovaries to release 1 or more eggs. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with liver or thyroid disease, brain tumor, pregnant or breast feeding women, or patients with allergy to the drug.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Oral: 50 mg/day for 5 days starting on the 5th day of menstrual cycle or at any time if there is absence of a menstrual period. It may be increased to 100 mg/day for the 2nd course as early as 30 days after previous therapy if needed. Total max: 6 treatment cycles. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Warnings and Precautions :
*It may cause, uterine fibroids, blurred vision, dizziness. Do not drive a car or operate machinery, especially in poor lighting, until you know how this medication affects you.
*Polycystic ovaries, evaluate presence of ovarian cyst before each cycle treatment.
Side Effects :
Heart- Vasomotor flushes.
Central Nervous System- Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness.
Eye- Visual symptoms, blurring spots or flashes, double vision, photophobia.
Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain/discomfort, distension, bloating, nausea, vomiting.
♦ Genitourinary- Multiple pregnancies, abnormal ovarian enlargement, abnormal uterine bleeding; ovarian cyst formation, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome , risk of ovarian tumor.
Liver- Liver function tests abnormalities.
♦ Miscellaneous- Breast tenderness and hives.
*Pregnancy with more than 1 fetus (eg, twins) is possible while taking this medication.Consult with your doctor about multiple pregnancy. Storage Conditions :
Oral: Store at 15-30°C.Store it in room temperature and in airtight container.
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