You long for a child but have health problems because your ovulation is not regular and you just don’t get pregnant? The effect of other medications has not helped yet and your partner doesn’t know any more? Clomiphene could be the solution. The success rate of the drug is relatively high, sometimes even so good that many women get twins after the treatment. In the following guidebook we would like to inform you in detail about how to take the medication, what side effects may occur and give you further information.
What is Clomiphene – An explanation
If you want to have children, some couples try in vain. At the latest when it comes out that it is the woman’s fault, who may even have had one or two miscarriages, it becomes even more difficult if her ovulation is not regular. Because then it is hardly possible to adjust the right time , which can lead to fertilisation.
Clomiphene is also known as Clomid and is an active ingredient that triggers ovulation. It is offered in the form of tablets which are taken under medical supervision. It has been used for several years by women who have an unfulfilled desire to have children. The exact mode of action is not known, one only knows that the active ingredient in the pituitary gland pretends a sexual hormone deficiency and thus blocks various other hormones. The sex hormone level is thus balanced and the ovaries are stimulated to production of oocytes.
There are requirements for taking
If a woman decides to take the drug seriously, medical treatment and diagnostics are required anyway. In addition, she must meet certain conditions to to ensure success and to receive the drug.
- a functional disorder must be present and proven
- avoid bad lifestyles (alcohol, drugs, smoking)
- permiogram of man is required
- Intake of folic acid required, if necessary also iodine
- Rubella titre must be sufficient
This means that the application is only justified if both man and woman have health problems to have a child. Here it is irrelevant whether the man has been incapable of procreation since birth or whether he has only become incapable of procreation through preparations such as Finasterid. Without these conditions the drug will not be administered.
More sperm by Clomifen – A rumour?
Some tongues also claim that the drug can be easily used for men to boost their sperm production. The fact is, however, that it is not intended to be taken by men, but that it is often misused in the sports scene to increase testosterone levels . In bodybuilding it is also on the list of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The correct intake and dosage of Clomiphene
Regarding the question ‘How to take?’ and ‘When to take?’ it has to be said that there are 50 mg tablets available in pharmacies which are not over-the-counter, but which can be obtained there after purchase. The doctor in charge knows whether this dosage is sufficient. Another alternative is tablets with a dosage of 100 mg. These are taken over a period of five days , in each case from the third to the seventh day of the cycle, after which it can simply be stopped. Each day a single tablet is taken with a little water.
You may experience these side effects
As with any medicine, it is important to be aware of any side effects. For this product the list is a little longer.
Here once summarized, the following side effect may occur:
- Pelvic pain
- nausea / vomiting
- voice swings
- skin rashes
- Gastrointestinal problems
- heat flushes
The unwanted side effects usually disappear again after taking it. A lower dosage does not have to be aimed at, just like a discontinuation of the intake. Some suspect that a cyst or an increase in weight may also occur, but research is not sufficiently documented. In addition, it is always advisable to read the package insert.
What are the success statistics of Clomifen?
In any case, more women become pregnant with clomiphene than if they try it without. However, it can happen that pregnant women wait a little for clomiphene. It is therefore advisable to try it a second or third time if it didn’t work the first time. However, it is recommended not to use it longer than a total of six cycles.
Furthermore it is necessary that a doctor supervises the taking of each dose, therefore it is not possible to buy without a prescription within Germany.
The question ‘How fast can I get pregnant with clomiphene?’ cannot be answered in general, for some women it is already so far after the first ingestion, for others it takes a little longer.
Experiences with Clomiphene are positive
If you look around the internet, you will quickly find the one or other experience that has been written down by users. In these, a predominantly positive image of the active substance is formed. It is not for nothing that some became parents of twins after the treatment. Therefore it is highly recommendable to try it once, if the conditions are right and you get it on the advice of a doctor. Pregnancy statistics also show that more women can become pregnant after treatment.
Alternative to Clomiphene – Do they even exist?
There are some women who have not become pregnant despite taking and experiencing clomiphene. They would therefore like to consider an alternative. There are corresponding monopreparations with the names Serophene, ClomHexal or corresponding generic drugs available from Ratiopharm or similar suppliers. They can of course be tried but a more effective treatment is not guaranteed . Another active ingredient on the market is called Gonal, which has a similar effect but is not taken as citrate but is injected.
Pregnant with Clomiphene – All about Price and Over the counter shopping
The first thing most people want to know about is the costs they want to clear. However, the different preparations are different in price, so a comparison is worthwhile. However, it is usually not possible to purchase the drug without a prescription.
In other countries, too, the procedure is limited to delivering the drug only with a prescription. Therefore we do not recommend to order it online. The side effects are often higher and the intake is associated with more risks.
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