Information about Clomiphene
Generic Name : Clomiphene
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Clomiphene are provided here.
Pronunciation : KLOE-mih-feen
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Clomiphene, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
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Therapeutic Classification : Fertility Drug
Trade Names/Brand Names of Clomiphene
Why is Clomiphene 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 should Clomiphene not 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.
What is the dosage of Clomiphene?
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 should Clomiphene be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day.
What are the warnings and precautions for Clomiphene?
• 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.
What are the side effects of Clomiphene?
• Central Nervous System:
Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness.
Visual symptoms, blurring spots or flashes, double vision, photophobia.
Abdominal pain/discomfort, distension, bloating, nausea, vomiting.
Multiple pregnancies, abnormal ovarian enlargement, abnormal uterine bleeding; ovarian cyst formation, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome , risk of ovarian tumor.
Liver function tests abnormalities.
Breast tenderness and hives.
What are the other precautions for Clomiphene?
Pregnancy with more than 1 fetus (eg, twins) is possible while taking
this medication.Consult with your doctor about multiple pregnancy.
What are the storage conditions for Clomiphene?
Oral: Store at 15-30°C.Store it in room temperature and in airtight container.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022