Without a Prescription
Clomiphene is a drug with a generic name of Clomiphene. Clomiphene is an agent for stimulating ovulation.
Clomiphene is prescribed for patients with hormonal stimulation deficiencies who are not capable of producing follicles and releasing eggs in ovulation. Clomiphene stimulates the release of hormones to aid a woman to ovulate.
Clomiphene may also be prescribed for other purposes aside from the ones mentioned here.
Clomiphene can cause disturbed vision and blurred vision and therefore should be prescribed with caution when driving, operating machinery or performing tasks that require visual alertness.
For those women who are planning to get pregnant, be warned that taking Clomiphene may result to multiple births and this may be harmful to the mother and to the fetus as well.
Clomiphene may also be not advised for patients with the following medical conditions:
- Any other chronic illnesses;
- Endocrinal disorders;
- Endometrical carcinoma;
- Live diseases;
- Ovarian cysts and enlargement;
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome;
- Thyroid problems;
- Uterine fibroids;
- Vaginal bleeding;
If you have any of the above-mentioned diseases, your doctor may advise you not to take Clomiphene or will significantly alter your dosage.
Clomiphene is also not advised for pregnant women as it is a drug in the pregnancy category X and may cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women.
Clomiphene is also not advisable for nursing mothers as it passes into the breast milk and may cause harm to the nursing infant.
Clomiphene should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Never attempt to deviate from your doctor's instructions regarding the mode of intake.
Each dose of Clomiphene must be taken with a full glass of water of about to 6-8 ounces.
Clomiphene is mostly taken at 5 day cycles and you should follow your doctor's instructions on the frequency and interval of each dose.
Your doctor is the only one that can effectively determine the dosage of Clomiphene. Always follow your doctor's instructions on the exact dose of Clomiphene.
Overdose of Clomiphene can be characterized by:
- Abdominal pains;
- Blurred vision;
- Hot flushes;
- Visual spots;
If overdoseof Clomiphene is suspected and these signs are present, hasten to seek emergency medical attention immediately.
Clomiphene should be taken at a regular interval as per doctor's orders. However, if a dose of Clomiphene is missed, you should call your doctor for advice on what to do next.
Allergic Reactions is likely to occur on susceptible patients. Allergic reactions are manifested by the following symptoms:
- Closing of throat;
- Swelling of lips, mouth and tongue;
Other side effects also include:
- Abnormal uterine bleeding;
- Blurred vision;
- Breast discomfort and tenderness;
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (ohss) characterized by abdominal pain, swelling of limbs, weight gain, nausea and shortness of breath. ohss can become fatal and if it is suspected, notify your doctor immediately;
- Pelvic pain;
- Swelling of pelvic area;
Other side effects may also be likely to occur and you should inform your doctor on what to do when they become intolerable or bothersome.
There are no known dangerous drug interactions of Clomiphene with other drugs but it is still wise to inform your doctor of the drugs you are taking may they be prescription or non-prescription drugs as other drugs may not be advised for simultaneous intake with Clomiphene.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Clomiphene may also be known as: