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What is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)?

Clomid is actually Clomiphene and is marketed in the United States by Aventis Laboratories as Clomid. By Serono Laboratories Clomid is marketed as Serophene. Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is one of the most popular fertility drugs. One of the reasons is also that is one of the most inexpensive fertility drugs. This fertility is actually a first line of drugs that is used in women with PCOS and other ovulatory disorders or in women with luteal phase defect. However, this fertility treatment cannot be applied in treatment of women whose ovaries have reached the end of their fertile life.

How does Clomid work?

Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is a hormone that is potent and actually very complicated because it reacts with all of the tissues in the body that have estrogen receptor, and these tissues include hypothalamus, pituitary, ovary, endometrium, vagina, and cervix. Clomid works in a complicated way: it influences on 4 hormones that are responsible for ovulation: estradiol, GnRH, FSH, and LH. All four hormones are in connection and for healthy ovulation, all four have to work right . Clomid regulates all 4 hormones by fooling the body into believing that the estrogen levels are low. Information like this causes reaction in woman's brains (more accurately hypothalamus) to make a release of hormone GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) which actually causes the pituitary gland to make and release more FSH (follicle stimulating hormone ) and LH (luteinizing hormone). When FSH and LH are stimulated this results in releasing one or more mature eggs.

What is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) supposed to do?

Induce ovulation, to correct irregular ovulation, increase egg production correct a condition known as luteal phase deficiency. Clomid helps women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

How is Clomid taken?

Clomid is taken rater orally than intravenously (by injection). Clomid usually taken in doses from 59 mg to 200 mg, and is taken for 5-9 days. Since Clomid is among the most inexpensive fertility drugs, it has become very popular. Yes, Clomid has side effects it is not a magic pill and Clomid success rates vary: it and may cause certain side effects, but just as every woman has different body, so are their reactions to this fertility drug. Also, Clomid may not be effective if taken for more than six menstrual cycles.

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