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Clomiphene citrate, sold as Clomid or Serophene, is often the first line of treatment for women who are not ovulating normally. Clomid is an oral tablet that is usually taken for five consecutive days during the early part your menstrual cycle. The treatment duration is typically three to six cycles.
How it Works
Clomid blocks a woman’s estrogen receptors, causing your body to believe estrogen levels are low. This stimulates the production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and leutinizing hormone (LH)—the hormones needed to induce ovulation.
Clomid dosages range from 25 mg to 150 mg. If you do not become pregnant after six cycles of the drug, your doctor will likely recommend further evaluation or a change in treatment plan.
A Clomid cycle usually can cost between $100 and $1,200.
There are no specific storage requirements for Clomid.