FIRST ROUND OF CLOMID SIDE EFFECTS | TTC BABY #2 VLOG
What Is Clomid (Clomiphene)?
Clomid is a brand name of the prescription drug clomiphene.
Clomid improves fertility by stimulating egg release in women and increasing sperm production in men.
Clomid belongs to a group of drugs known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).
SERMs bind to areas on the outside of cells where estrogen normally binds, either enhancing or decreasing the effects of estrogen.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved clomiphene under the brand name Clomid in 1967. Sanofi Aventis manufactures the drug.
Clomiphene is also marketed under the brand name Serophene.
Clomid in Men
Although some doctors prescribe Clomid to encourage sperm production, no major studies supporting this effect or showing that it improves fertility in men exists.
Some men taking Clomid for fertility may develop tumors in their testicles or enlarged breasts.
According to anecdotal reports, some athletes take Clomid to enhance their physical performance in sports.
In fact, some professional sports associations, including the National Football League (NFL), have banned Clomid use by their athletes.
Clomid is not safe for everyone. Tell your doctor before taking Clomid if you:
- Are allergic to clomiphene or any other ingredients in the drug
- Are pregnant
- Have liver disease
- Have abnormal bleeding from the uterus
- Have cysts on your ovaries that are not caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Have thyroid disease
- Have cancer of the lining of your uterus (endometrial cancer)
- Have a pituitary gland tumor
- Have an adrenal gland disorder
- Have a head injury
Pregnancy and Clomid
Clomid can harm your unborn baby and can cause birth defects or miscarriage.
Since Clomid may pass into breast milk or slow milk production, doctors warn breastfeeding mothers to avoid taking drug.
Clomid should not be taken if you are pregnant, so tell your doctor if you are or may be pregnant.
Clomid Twins and Ovulation Calculator
There are a number of anecdotal reports online and elsewhere that Clomid, when used for fertility, can increase your likelihood of conceiving twins.
Some research also suggests that using Clomid results in twins about 10 percent of the time.
There are also a number of online tools that are purportedly designed to assist you in deciding when to take Clomid, based on your (or a woman's) ovulation cycle.
However, you should only take Clomid as directed by your doctor. Ask your doctor to advise you on the best dosing schedule for you.
Clomid Side Effects
Common side effects of Clomid include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hot flashes
- Breast tenderness
- Swelling of the ovaries and pain in your pelvic area
- Unusual bleeding from the uterus not related to your menstrual period
- Blurry vision
- Scintillating scotoma, or seeing zigzags or other objects before having a migraine
- Nausea and vomiting
Serious Side Effects of Clomid include:
- Stomach pain or swelling in the abdominal area near the ovaries
- Multiple pregnancies
- Ectopic pregnancy where the fetus develops in the fallopian tubes or anywhere else outside the uterus
Taking Clomid for a long period of time increases your risk of ovarian cancer.
Rare Side Effects of Clomid
Some people notice changes in their vision while taking Clomid, such as blurriness, seeing floaters, and having blind spots.
Such visual changes may not necessarily go away, even after stopping Clomid.
Be very careful when operating machinery or driving a car if you notice vision changes.
Women taking Clomid may develop a condition known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), in which the ovaries swell and cause abdominal or pelvic pain.
Other serious symptoms of OHSS include:
- Rapid weight gain
- Trouble breathing
Another rare-yet-serious side effect is that some babies whose mothers or fathers took Clomid to conceive may have developmental issues like spina bifida, cleft palate, or heart abnormalities.
Tell your doctor all the medications you're taking.
This also includes prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, vitamins and other dietary supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), herbal remedies and any illegal and recreational drugs.
Taking Clomid with bexarotene (Targretin) may cause inflammation of the pancreas.
Clomid and Alcohol
Both alcohol and Clomid cause dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, and they both might distort your vision.
Drinking while taking Clomid can worsen these effects.
Clomid and Grapefruit Juice
While scientists know how the liver processes Clomid, they aren't sure whether the liver breaks down Clomid the same way it does grapefruit juice.
You might want to avoid grapefruit juice while taking Clomid.
Clomid comes in 50 mg tablets.
If you are a woman trying to get pregnant but having trouble ovulating, the usual starting dose of Clomid is 50 milligrams (mg) a day for 5 days during your cycle.
If your periods are irregular or if your doctor prescribed medication to start your period, your doctor may instruct you to start Clomid on day 5 of your period for up to six cycles.
If you do not ovulate while taking a 50 mg dose, your doctor may increase the dose to 100 mg a day for 5 days. You should not take more than 100 mg a day.
To encourage sperm production in men, a doctor may prescribe 25 mg of Clomid a day to be taken for 25 days within a thirty-day period.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
You can contact a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.
Clomid Missed Dose
If you miss a dose of Clomid, try to take it as soon as possible.
If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as you normally would.
Don't take two doses of Clomid at the same time.
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