Clomiphene citrate


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Hello,  I was prescribed clomid 50 mg, my question was when is the right time to have sex? and how long after do I take the home pregnancy test?. Also should I take an ovulation test for better intercourse timing?   Thank you very much for y...
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hello just want to know the chemical components or chemical name of clomiphene
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Clomiphene citrate
Clomiphene citrate (Clomid)
Clomiphene citrate
( KLOH-mih-feen) Clomid Serophene (Rx)

Classification: Ovarian stimulant

Action/Kinetics: Combines with estrogen receptors, thus decreasing the number of available receptor sites. Through negative feedback, the hypothalamus and pituitary are thus stimulated to increase secretion of LH and FSH. Under the influence of increased levels of these hormones, an ovarian follicle develops, followed by ovulation and corpus luteum development. Most women ovulate after the first course of therapy. Further treatment may be inadvisable if pregnancy fails to occur after ovulatory responses. Readily absorbed from the GI tract and excreted in the feces. t 1/2: 5-7 days. Time to peak effect: 4-10 days after the last day of treatment for ovulation.

Uses: To treat ovulatory failure in women desiring pregnancy and whose partners are fertile and potent. Normal liver function and normal levels of endogenous estrogen are necessary criteria to clomiphene use. Therapy is ineffective in clients with ovarian or pituitary failure. Investigational: Male infertility (controversial).

Contraindications: Pregnancy, liver disease or history thereof, abnormal bleeding of undetermined origin. Ovarian cysts or enlargement not due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. Uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal dysfunction, organic intracranial lesion (e.g., pituitary tumor). The absence of neoplastic disease should be established before treatment is initiated.

Special Concerns: Multiple births are possible.

Side Effects: Ovarian: Ovarian overstimulation and/or enlargement and subsequent symptoms resembling those of PMS. Ophthalmologic: Blurred vision, spots, or flashes, probably due to intensification of after images. Although cause and effect have not been established, the following have been noted in users of clomiphene: posterior capsular cataract, detachment of the posterior vitreous, spasm of retinal arteriole, and thrombosis of temporal arteries of retina. GI: Abdominal distention, pain, bloating, or soreness; N&V. GU: Abnormal uterine bleeding, breast tenderness, increased urination. CNS: Insomnia, nervousness, headache, depression, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness. Other: Hot flashes, allergic dermatitis, urticaria, weight gain, alopecia (reversible).

Laboratory Test Alterations: Serum thyroxine, thyroxine-binding globulin, BSP retention.

How Supplied: Tablet: 50 mg

Dosage
?Tablets First course.
50 mg/day for 5 days. Therapy may be initiated at any time in clients who have had no recent uterine bleeding.
Second course.
Same dosage if ovulation has occurred. In absence of ovulation, dose may be increased to 100 mg/day for 5 days. This course may be started as early as 30 days after the previous one.
Third course.
Most clients who are going to respond will do so during the first course of therapy. Three courses are an adequate therapeutic trial. If ovulatory menses has not occurred, reevaluate diagnosis.

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Sara, Sara - 01/15/2014

I wasn't diagnosed with PCOS until I was in my 30 s.I relaly didn't have many symptoms until after my first pregnancy when I was 21. After that, the symptoms started appearing. My weight hit 310 in a very short amount of time. Doctors were always rude and assumed I ate 8,000 calories a day. Obviously that wasn't the case. I didn't have another pregnancy until I was 35 and had lost a great deal of weight. Unfortunately it ended in miscarriage, but it was the first sign of the PCOS disappearing'.Now I'm 37 and pregnant again. 16 weeks!!! The cysts are no longer on my ovaries and the excessive hair problems aren't so bad anymore. My weight has dropped to 240 and my eating and exercise habits are awesome. The funny part was that I was on birth control at the time as well heh.My biggest changes in lifestyle (and what I think helped my PCOS symptoms) have been switching to lots of organic fruits, veggies, etc. and relaly getting active. I was on the Metformin for a while, but my Endocrinologist took me off of it because my blood sugar has been a bit high, he put me on insulin to get things evened out during this pregnancy.I had never heard of PCOS disappearing, but I recently looked it up at soulcysters on their message boards and found that other women around my age had noticed the symptoms disappearing. Of course, they were eating good and exercising too.Did I mention the exercise? It's harder for women with PCOS to lose weight, it almost seems impossible. Just finding the exercise that you enjoy is relaly the most important thing. I enjoy walking, pilates and yoga. After a year of relaly putting a lot of effort into the exercise, I was able to climb Mount Monadnock!