Clomiphene is an oral fertility agent, (fertility pill) in the drug class:
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators. Clomiphene is used to stimulate ovulation (the release of an egg) when the ovaries can
produce a follicle but hormonal stimulation is deficient. Clomiphene stimulates the release of
hormones necessary for ovulation to occur by acting on the pituitary gland. Clomiphene is used
in women who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or other problems with ovulation.
It is also taken (off label) as a testosterone stimulant by men and endurance athletes.
There are many different reasons for infertility in men
and women, which require detailed
investigation and different infertility treatments.
Some Clomiphene brand names: Clomid, Clomifen, Fertomid, Milophene, Phenate, Serophene.
Ordering options for Clomiphene, incl. Clomid, Fertomid, Phenate and Serophene are below.
No prescription is needed, but some pharmacies will require a consultation via questionnaire to
enable their staff physician to issue a prescription (this is a free consultation).
Other pharmacies do not require a consultation (no consultation needed)*
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Warnings about Clomiphene Therapy
Clomiphene may increase the likelihood of multiple births, which may carry additional risks for
the mother and the fetuses.
Patients with any of the conditions listed below, may not be able to take clomiphene,
or may require a lower dosage or need special monitoring.
Endometriosis or endometrial carcinoma
Ovarian cysts or ovarian enlargement not due to polycystic ovarian syndrome
Thyroid or another endocrine disorder
Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
Clomiphene Side effects
Clomiphene may cause allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, closing of the throat,
swelling of lips, tongue, or face and hives.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) has also been reported in patients receiving
clomiphene. Symptoms of OHSS include swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and
swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal.
Seek emergency medical attention and stop taking clomiphene if such symptoms occur.
Other side effects may also occur.
Abdominal or pelvic pain, tenderness, pressure or swelling from ovarian enlargement.
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Tenderness or discomfort in the breasts.
Blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
Abnormal uterine bleeding.
There maybe other side effects not listed above, if in doubt contact your doctor.
What is Infertility ?
Infertility is normally defined as the inability to naturally conceive a child after 12 months of
trying (via unprotected sexual intercourse) or in females : to carry the pregnancy to full term.
The period of time may differ according to the age of the female, ie ages under 35 or over 35
are defined differently due to declining egg quality in females over the age of 35.
Other drugs for infertility
There are various drugs in use for the treatment of infertility, which are prescribed by doctors,
only after tests and investigations to determine the likely cause of infertility, some of these are:
Bromocriptine (Parlodel) and Dydrogesterone (Duphaston)
and Metformin (Glucophage):
Human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG).