Clomiphene

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What is clomiphene?

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Clomiphene (Serophene« and Clomid«) is an infertility drug that works by stimulating ovulation or egg production in women. For women whose infertility stems from problems with ovulation, prescription fertility drugs are the first option as it is the least invasive.

Clomiphene's side effects

Women taking clomiphene risk side effects like increased likelihood of multiple fetuses (twins), flushing, headache and dizziness, stomach pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness, bloating, blurred vision and tiredness. Clomiphene's side effects should lessen with time. But if they do become bothersome or get worse, notify your doctor. Immediately contact your doctor if you develop any vision problems.

If you continue to have difficulty becoming pregnant, talk with your doctor or health professional about what the best possible treatment is for you.

Get more information on infertility in our Health Encyclopedia.

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