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Clomid: Everything You Need to Know
If you've been trying to get pregnant for a while with no success, your Ob-Gyn may prescribe Clomid (clomiphene citrate) as a first-line fertility treatment to help with ovulation. Clomid is an oral tablet taken to help increase egg production. The fertility drug is fairly inexpensive and is usually taken for five days during the first week of menstruation. Clomid dosages range from 25 mg to 150 mg.
Clomid works by blocking your estrogen receptors. This causes your body to believe estrogen levels are low, which stimulates the production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and leutinizing hormone (LH)—the hormones needed to induce ovulation.
Clomid should only be prescribed for about three menstrual cycles (six menstrual cycles at a maximum). Women who are likely to conceive with Clomid usually do so in the first three months of therapy, with very few conceiving after six months of therapy.
Need to know more about Clomid? There's a lot of information about Clomid on the FertilityAuthority website. See below for the links to check it out!
- Clomid, Serophene
- Clomid Is Often the First Step in Fertility Treatment
- Clomid Side Effects
- Clomid Success Rates
- Clomid and Insemination/Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- How Long Should I Be on Clomid?
- Is Clomid Therapy Right for You?
- The Clomid Challenge Test