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Clomiphene (Clomid)

Also known as Serophene and Clomid

Clomifene (INN) or clomiphene (USAN) (trademarked as Clomid and Omifin) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that increases production of gonadotropins by inhibiting negative feedback on the hypothalamus. This synthetic drug comes supplied as white, round tablets in 50 mg strength only. It has become the most widely prescribed of all fertility drugs. It is used in the form of its citrate to induce ovulation. It is used mainly in female infertility, in turn mainly as ovulation induction to reverse oligoovulation or anovulation such as in infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as being used for ovarian hyperstimulation, such as part of an in vitro fertilization procedure.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed clomiphene to treat female infertility of unknown cause, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), and premature ovarian failure.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking clomiphene most commonly experience side effects like flushing, stomach bloating, and nausea.

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