Fertility drugs for women

Fertility drugs for women

Blood test  should tell whether one is ovulating or not. If found out that one is not ovulating or have irregular ovulation, then your GP will prescribe Clomophene.

Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid)

Used for over 30 years to help induce and regulate ovulation,

Clomiphene can help you conceive if you ovulate irregularly or not at all, particularly if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Length of treatment

Clomid is taken orally on specific days of your menstrual cycle. Depending upon your fertility clinic, you may be asked to take Clomid on Days 3-7 of your cycle, or Days 5-9 of your cycle. Dosages usually begin at 50 mg. Most women continue on this dosage for a cycle or two. If there is no improvement in ovulation, the dosage can be increased to a maximum of 200 mg per day. 

Most women go through three to six cycles of treatment at the most

 Potential risks are:

The main risk associated with Clomid use is the potential for developing Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). OHSS can occur with the use of any type of ovulation stimulating drug. It happens when cysts begin to form on the ovaries, causing them to swell to a very large size. Typically, OHSS disappears without treatment but, without proper monitoring, the syndrome can become dangerous. Potential complications include:

It is essential that your fertility specialist monitor you for signs of OHSS while you are taking Clomid.

Fertility drugs can cause a wide range of minor side effects, including mild swelling of the ovaries, stomach pain, breast tenderness, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, irritability, depression, weight gain, and, in rarer cases, ovarian cysts.


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