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What is Clomifene used for?

Clomifene is an ovulatory stimulant used to treat female infertility. It stimulates ovulation by producing more hormones, which in turn activate a woman's ovaries to release one or more eggs. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Clomifene?

Like other medicines, Clomifene can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Clomifene are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Clomifene cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Clomifene develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Clomifene can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, stomach upset, dizziness, breast tenderness, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Clomifene.

What is the recommended dosage of Clomifene?

The dosage of Clomifene prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Clomifene by mouth with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Clomifene?

If you miss a dose of Clomifene medication, contact your physician promptly.

What if you overdose on Clomifene?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Clomifene, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Clomifene?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Clomifene, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Clomifene?

Is it possible for me to take Clomifene with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Clomifene?
What are the possible drug interactions of Clomifene?
How will Clomifene work in my body?
How should Clomifene be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Clomifene drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Clomifene is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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