What Clomid is used for? It’s not a secret that lots of women nowadays can’t get pregnant. In the majority of cases the reason for this is a lack of certain hormones in a woman’s body that are required for ovulation to occur. Clomid treats female infertility by stimulating the release of those hormones.
It should be highlighted that Clomid is used only when woman’s ovaries are able produce a follicle, but there is a lack of hormone. You should not use the me in case your ovaries can’t produce a follicle.
Clomid: contraindications: The list of those who are contraindicated to use Clomid is pretty long. First of all, women who have an allergy to any of med’s ingredients, should never take Clomid. You should not use the medication in case you have any endocrine disorder or a thyroid problem, or in case you might be pregnant. Patients with liver disease, uterine fibroids, endometrial carcinoma, endometriosis, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding or ovarian cysts/ enlargement are also contraindicated to use Clomid.
Clomid has FDA pregnancy category X, so it is extremely harmful for a fetus. The med may cause serious birth defects. The ability of Clomid to pass into breast milk has not been proved, still nursing mothers are recommended to avoid using this medicine.
Clomid: precautions: Before you decide to start the treatment with Clomid, please, tell your doctor if you have any chronic medical illness or serious conditions. Then you may be advised to follow an individual schedule.
Bare in mind that Clomid may “gift” you with multiple births. it is worth to know that multiple births mean not only happiness but also additional risks for the unborns and their mother.
While on Clomid you should know that it may cause visual side effects such as blurred vision. That’s why it is recommended to avoid activities that require caution. In case you have any changes in your vision, tell this to your doctor immediately.
Administration: Before you decide to use Clomid, read all the instructions on the label. In case you do not understand anything, check this with your healthcare provider.
Each dose of Clomid should be taken with a glass of water. The medicine is taken in 5 day cycles. You should strictly follow all the instruction and never skip the doses. In case this happens, call your doctor and ask for directions.
Never exceed the dose. In case you’ve overdosed, you may have such symptoms as vomiting, blurred vision, nausea, flushing, abdominal pain, visual spots / flashes. Call an ambulance immediately in case you suspect overdose.
Clomid side effects: Quit the treatment with Clomid as soon as you see the signs of an allergic reaction – hives, closing of the throat, facial or tongue swelling, difficulty breathing.
Patients taking Clomid may have ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that has such symptoms as shortness of breath, swelling of the hands / legs, vomiting, weight gain, nausea. Bare in mind that ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome may be fatal.
Call an ambulance in case you have: breast tenderness/ discomfort; flushing; abdominal or pelvic pain; blurred vision; diarrhea; abnormal uterine bleeding; severe headache; any visual disturbances; vomiting; nausea.
Drug interactions: Despite there were found no interactions between Clomid and other meds, patients are still recommended to inform their doctors of any medications (no matter what origin, strength and price they have), herbal products, supplements and vitamins you are taking at during the time when you should get Clomid.