What is Clomid 50mg?
Clomid 50mg is prescribed to women who are struggling with infertility due to not ovulating regularly enough. It is often used in this way to help women who have polycystic ovary syndrome.
Clomid is not suitable for women who:
- Are overweight
- Have ovarian cysts, fibroids, liver disease, adrenal or pituitary conditions
- Have endometriosis
- Have damaged or blocked fallopian tubes
It’s important that your doctor or fertility expert prescribes this medication to you so that you are given the right course of treatment for your personal situation.
How does Clomid work?
Clomid contains an active ingredient called clomifene citrate. This is part of a group of medicines called ovulation stimulants, which are designed to stimulate the ovaries to produce an egg. This helps women who are infertile due to not ovulating regularly.
Clomid restricts the amount of oestrogen in the body. This prompts the pituitary gland in the brain to release more of the hormones that make the ovaries ripen and release an egg.
How do you take Clomid?
Always take Clomid as directed by your doctor or pharmacist and read the patient information leaflet in full before taking this medication.
Take 50mg (one tablet) daily for 5 days, starting on the second day of menstruation. Swallow the tablet whole with some water. Don’t take this treatment for longer than 5 days in a row.
If you don’t have a period after your first course of treatment, your doctor may prescribe a second course of treatment of 2 tablets a day for 5 days. This second course of treatment should be started at least 30 days after the first course finishes.
How effective is Clomid?
Providing this medication is taken as prescribed, Clomid is a clinically proven infertility treatment.
Other medicines can affect the way that Clomid works. Make sure your doctor knows any other medications you are taking, including herbal remedies.
What are the main side effects of Clomid?
Like all medicines, Clomid can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects of Clomid are:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Skin rash and itching
For a full list of Clomid side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.