Clomiphene is a fertility medicine that is taken by mouth. It is given for five days early in your cycle. The dose ranges from 1 – 5 tablets daily. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. The dose is based on your past health history and past use of these types of medicines. The dose may be given again in the same cycle if you do not respond well. How This Medicine Works
It will increase the release of the hormones LH and FSH. These hormones come from the pituitary gland. Increased levels of these hormones in your blood cause more than one egg to be produced. The more eggs there are the greater the chance one will become pregnant. There is also an increased risk of a multiple pregnancy.
Common Side Effects
- Hot flashes
- Abdominal discomfort or bloating
- Trouble sleeping
- Visual changes – blurred vision – "flashing lights" – double vision
When to Call
Most of the side effects are mild. We would like you to tell us if you have any changes in your vision. Even though these changes may concern you, they will not cause lasting damage. The changes should resolve quickly once the medicine is stopped.
If you have severe abdominal pain during your treatment cycle or during the time you are waiting to see if you are pregnant, please call the office to report it.