Clomid (Clomiphene) for cure of Infertility
Clomid is recognized as an excellent fertility drug and is used to stimulate ovulation. This drug is popularly known under its generic name, clomiphene citrate. All over the United Kingdom this medicine is marketed under the brand names Serophene and Clomid. It works like magic potion in enhancing fertility. Clomid is considered to be the most successful drug in producing pregnancy. Because of its common use, Clomid is the most famous fertility medication moreover it is very easy to use. Another plus point is that it does not have severe adverse effects. When compared to other fertility drugs Clomid is not that costly. Above all it is proved to be effective in inducing ovulation 80% of the time.
It is reported that the success rate of Clomid is about 80% but again this is dependent on the patient’s capacity to ovulate and to produce mature eggs. It is a well-known fact that in the process of conceiving, ovulation is only a small part. Hence the total success rates of Clomid in terms of conceiving are estimated around 25% per cycle period. Clinical studies have clearly shown that 30% of women have become pregnant after undergoing clomid therapy. However success rate of clomid can not be decided so authoritatively since various factors govern the success rate. Different factors like the partner’s fertility, properly timed sexual intercourse and the reasons for infertility.
Of the women who ovulate irregularly, clomiphene will succeed in ovulation in about 80% of the cases. The result is that about 30 to 40% of the women treated with Clomid will become pregnant.
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To understand the mechanism of Clomids’ action to promote conception, one has to understand the causes of infertility among women. In normal women, the ovaries produce eggs in a period ranging from 24 to 35 days. Ovulation occurs in a period about 12 to 14 days prior to the onset of next menstruation period. Thus the best chance of a woman conceiving is the 12 days after the beginning of menstruation period or at most within next two days. Clomid is highly effective for women who do not possess a highly heightened level of FSH and who have uterine bleeding if treated with hormone progestin. This also includes women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).
Clomiphene is similar to estrogen that acts on the gland called hypothalamus, pituitary gland and the ovaries together resulting in FSH levels and a hormone called Luteinizing Hormone which plays an important role in ovulation process.
AN increase in the levels of these hormones results in higher chances of growing ovarian follicle which will the assist in triggering ovulation.
Usually doctors prescribe a dose of 50 mg (one pill) a day for five days at the beginning of menstrual cycle.
Clomiphene therapy increases the chance of multiple pregnancies. There is also the risk of the ovaries getting enlarged. This condition known as ovarian hyper stimulation however is very rarely observed.
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is actually the most popular and effective fertility treatment. Medical statistics shows that about twenty five percent of all women have problems with ovulation when treating and they prefer to take Clomid. The medication is quite expensive if compared to similar drugs, but it shows 80% effectiveness in ovulation stimulating. Clomid is used first in treating irregular cycle and menstruation without ovulation (anovulatory cycle). It is also prescribed in case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which is infertility related as well as in cases of infertility of unexplained character. You should consult your personal doctor before treatment and follow all the directions he gives you. Be attentive and don’t rely on any other prescriptions you heard about as all doctors have a bit different protocols. The most commonly prescribed dosage of the medication is 50mg which is taken for 5 days (from the third to the seventh day of the cycle or from the fifth to the ninth day of the cycle). If the prescribed dosage doesn’t help and make any positive changes, your doctor can increase the dosage according to his experience and your state. Anyway, the dosage is hardly can be increased more than 150 mg as it causes side effects. Clomid may cause hot flashes, mood swings, breast tenderness and nausea. These side effects stop when the medication is stopped taken. But the most known side effect of the medication is the risk to have multiples. When you take Clomiphene Citrate you get a 10% chance to have twins, but triplets and multiples are not so often (1% of all cases). One of the most unpleasant and annoying side effects is decreasing of the cervical mucus which is needful for the sperm to get to the egg. Despite all the unpleasant side effects, about 40-45% of women achieve pregnancy after 6 cycles of Clomid.