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How to Use Clomid

How and When to Use Clomid Clomid is one of the most widely used drugs to treat infertility. Clomid is the common name for clomiphene citrate. A woman must ovulate in order to become pregnant. Clomid can cause a woman’s body to ovulate by stimulating the hypothalamus to release more GnRH. This then prompts the pituitary to release more LH and FSH. Because of this stimulation, the ovary can produce a mature egg. Clomid is a very inexpensive drug and is very easy to use. A woman is usually started on a 50 milligram dose of Clomid. One pill per day is taken on each day starting with cycle day 5 and ending with cycle day 9. Ovulation usually occurs within 2 weeks. The typical dosage for Clomid is between 50 milligrams and 250 milligrams. Several cycles on a 50 milligram dose should be done before increasing the dosage because side effects can increase with a higher dosage. The side effects of Clomid are very mild. Hot flashes can occur during use. Vision problems can occur, but they are very rare. The rate of having multiple births increases to approximately 5 to 8 percent. The normal rate of having multiple births is 1 to 2 percent. Breast tenderness, mood swings, thick cervical mucus, and luteal phase deficiency can also occur. If Clomid is used long-term, the risk of ovarian cancer can increase. For this reason, Clomid should not be used for longer than a year. Clomid can be a good drug for helping a woman to ovulate. If Clomid is not effective, further fertility treatments should be considered rather than continuing to use Clomid on a long-term basis.