Clomid is used for the treatment of ovulatory failure in women. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Clomid must be combined with proper efforts from the patient. Properly timed sexual intercourse is important for good results. You may take this with or without a meal. Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Clomid, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, take the 2 doses together and go back to your regular schedule. If you miss more than 1 dose, contact your doctor.
Store it at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture. Keep away from children.
Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
The drug increases the chances of multiple births (twins). Also, the doctor will examine your liver function and the estrogen levels in your body before prescribing the drug. The drug may cause light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness in some people. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug.
Do not use Clomid if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Clomid;
you are pregnant;
you have abnormal vaginal bleeding;
you have ovarian cysts (small growths on the ovaries) or enlargement not due to polycystic ovarian syndrome;
you have or have ever had blockage of blood vessels (blood clots) in the legs, lungs, or other parts of the body;
you have liver problems, uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal gland problems, or a brain lesion (e.g., pituitary gland tumor) .
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Enlargement of the ovaries may happen during or shortly after taking Clomid . Call your health care provider if you experience any stomach or pelvic pain, weight gain, pain, or stomach enlargement or discomfort while taking Clomid.
Pregnancy with more than 1 fetus (e.g., twins) is possible while you are taking Clomid . Be sure you have discussed the potential complications and hazards of multiple pregnancy;
Lab tests, including pregnancy tests, may be performed while you use Clomid . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Use Clomid with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: do not use Clomid if you are pregnant. Avoid becoming pregnant while you are taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. It is not known if Clomid is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Clomid.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
blurred vision or vision problems (spots or flashes); breast tenderness; dizziness; enlarged breasts; enlargement of the ovaries; flushing; headache; hot flashes; lightheadedness; mood change; nausea; pelvic pain or bloating; stomach pain; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)increased risk of cancer of the ovaries; over stimulation of the ovaries; spontaneous abortion.
Clomid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.