All About Clomid
on Sep 02, 2012
by Alyssia Granger
Thinking about being prescribed Clomid? Find out all about clomid, from cost, to usage, to side effects and success rates.
Today we are going to tackle the topic of Clomid. Whether you are taking it, have taken it in the past, or are just curious as to what exactly Clomid is, read on to learn more! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Clomid is probably the most well known of all fertility drugs. It is the brand name for the drug clomiphene citrate, and is also sold under the brand name Serophene. Clomid is the most widely and commonly used of all fertility drugs. Clomid is used when there are problems with ovulation, such as ovulating irregularly or not at all. It is also used for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Clomid is usually the first choice when prescribing fertility medication.
Clomid is usually taken orally, in pill form. It is easy to take and usually tolerated well. You take Clomid during one five day cycle each month. Clomid will help your body produce more of the hormones that trigger ovulation, and helps your body to produce one or more mature eggs. When those eggs are released, they have a chance to meet up with a healthy sperm and cause conception.
Clomid has very few side effects as far as fertility treatments go. The side effects are usually mild, and can include mild stomach pain, breast tenderness, nausea and vomiting, weight gain, fatigue, etc. If you are trying to get pregnant, these are minor side effects since they are also symptoms of a healthy pregnancy as well. However, there is one very well known side effect of Clomid. The chance of having twins while on Clomid increases to around 10%. Still not a huge chance, but a bigger chance than normal.
In the USA, one round of Clomid treatments will run around $50. This is the cost without insurance for only one cycle. You will also have to factor in the cost of the doctor’s visits, ultrasounds, tests, etc. If you have insurance coverage, it may or may not pay for some or all of Clomid treatment. You will have to check with your insurance company to make sure.
Clomid has a track record of being one of the most successful fertility medications. About 80% of patients will begin ovulating successfully while on Clomid. The rate of women who get pregnant while taking Clomid is around 40-45%, within six cycles of use. It is not usually recommended that Clomid be used for more than six cycles. This is the point when other fertility methods will probably be started if you have not had success with Clomid by this point. If you have any additional questions or concerns about Clomid, talk with your physician.
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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.