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Clomid (Clomiphene) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Clomid (Clomiphene) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 5 ratings/reviews, Clomid has an overall score of 5.20. The effectiveness score is 6.40 and the side effect score is 5.60. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Clomid review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   unexplained infertility
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken once per day for the period of 5 days per month
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Intended to produce more follicles to increase chances of conception, in combination with intrauterine insemination. I had 5 rounds of treatment, though I'm not sure why the doctor chose to try this many times when none of the early tries were successful. Some stimulation occurred - 7-10 follicles were stimulated with each treatment - but conception did not occur.
Side effects:   Visual disturbances (flashing light effects, blurring), mood swings, fluid retention.
Comments:   Clomid was given on days 3-7 of the menstrual cycle, one 50 mg pill by mouth per day, at the same time each day. Follicle progress was subsequently tracked via ultrasound. Side effects were minimal with the first round of treatment, more severe with the 2nd onward. I have no known allergies or sensitivities to other medications, other than topical iodine.

 

Clomid review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   fertility
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken for 4 days/month for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My ovulation cycle was regulated, however I did not get pregnant. I am continuing to take it this month.
Side effects:   None
Comments:   I had been off birth-control for a year & hadn't gotten pregnant so my OB/GYN recommended I take this drug to regulate my ovulation.

 

Clomid review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   infertility
Dosage & duration:   150 mg taken 5 days per month for the period of 3 month
Other conditions:   obesity
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Clomiphene citrate or clomid is used for treatments of fertiliy in women. It triggers the ovaries to ripen more ovuls and to invrease the change of conceiving.
Side effects:   bluuring vision, moodiness, depression, panic attacks, weight gain, skin problems
Comments:   Starting with the first day of menstruation as day 1, a daily dose of 150 mg is taken from day 5 to 9 of the monthly cycle. Chlomiphene citrate does first suppress estrogen in the womens body therefore the body reacts with an increased effort to build estrogen. After day 9 the increased effort to build estrogen comes effectiv in the ovaries producing more ovuls.

 

Clomid review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   female problems, trying to get pregnant, ovulation
Dosage & duration:   50 mg once daily for five days taken 1 a day for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   One thing that Clomid does is aids in maturing the eggs.. many women ovulate, but the eggs that are released aren't reaching "full maturity" beforehand. An egg that isn't "mature" usually cannot be fertilized...this was part of my case (Clomid certainly does other things to aid in getting pregnant and ovulating, etc). I took Clomid for YEARS. Conceived my daughter on Clomid the first month (she's now 13 yrs old), but also took it for years after that with no luck....eventually got pg with no outside help.
Side effects:   Enlargement of the ovaries -- up to 13.6 percent of women Hot flashes -- up to 10.4 percent Abdominal (stomach) or pelvic pain or bloating -- up to 5.5 percent Upset stomach (nausea) or vomiting -- up to 2.2 percent Breast pain -- up to 2.1 percent Headache -- up to 1.3 percent (see Clomid and Migraines) Abnormal menstrual bleeding, including spotting between periods or long, heavy periods -- up to 1.3 percent.
Comments:   My starting Clomid dose was 50 mg once daily for five days. The Clomid dosage was increased to 100 mg and ovulation occured. My doctor will helped me to determine that ovulation has occurred using an ultrasound.

 

Clomid review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   infertility
Dosage & duration:   One tablet a day taken daily, orally for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   not ovulating, low hormones
Other drugs taken:   asprin to thin blood
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Increased my estrogen levels, started ovulating again, and after about 6 months my ovulation formed a predictable pattern with an ending menstrual period. It was an easy small sized capsule to swallow and did not break down in water. Once ovulation was kicked off and preganancy still did not occur, it allowed my obstetrician to focus on other possible problems.
Side effects:   Initially there were no problems, but after a week or so, began to suffer from blurred vision, which would appear and disappear at random. Hot flushes would also be sporadic. I also had a sense of "scatterbrain" ie my mind felt jumbled up, I could not make quick decisions, everything seemed blurry in my head. My stomach suffered from bloating and a sense of squirmishness. On some days I vomitted.Over time this decreased, and eventually after 1 and 1/2 years these symptons stopped. The time line probably could be reduced, but on ocassions of sickness, I stopped taking clomid and began the next month. My skin had a positive impact - it was very clear and had a very soft feel/texture. I had a very heightened sense of smell as well.
Comments:   After a first successful pregnancy, my attempts at a second were not succeeding. Medical tests showed my ovulation hormones were very low and my period was very erratic and sometimes non existant. This coincides with my history of polycistic ovariaries. A dosage of Clomid was initiated with the aim of increasing hormones to correct levels, produsing measurable ovulation and resulting regular menstrual periods. Clomid caused some quite uncomfortable side effects initially ie dizziness, vomitting, unclear mental thoughts and stomach sensitivity, which onoccassons sent me to bed for recovery. Over time as my body absorbed clomid and adjusted to the hew level of hormones, the side effects stopped. Whilst not inducing a pregancy, it allowed my obstercian to focus on other possible problems. Overall, Clomid did exactly what it is designed to do - stimulate ovulation. I would recommend its use.
 


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