What is Fertomid (Clomifene) used for?
Fertomid (Clomifene) is a type of drug known as an ovulatory stimulant, which is used to treat infertility in women. It may help to induce ovulation by stimulating the growth of hormones, which can help to support the release of an egg. This drug is widely believed to be effective in treating male hypogonadism.
How should I use Fertomid (Clomifene)?
Fertomid (Clomifene) tablets should be taken orally, exactly as directed by your physician. You may be told to start taking it on day 5 of the cycle, usually once per day for 5 days. However, it is important to listen to the instructions provided by your physician and only take the prescribed amount. Patients are usually advised against prolonged use of this medication, and treatment should not exceed 6 cycles.
What are the side effects of Fertomid (Clomifene)?
Patients taking Fertomid (Clomifene) may notice some side effects:
Immediately report any side effects you experience to your physician. In rare cases, a condition may occur known as OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), which may cause a sudden buildup of fluid in the stomach and chest. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice swelling in the abdomen, sudden weight gain, changes in the amount of urine or any other side effects which could be indicative of this condition.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Fertomid (Clomifene). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.