What Are the Side Effects of Clomid?

What Are the Side Effects of Clomid?

Clomid is the fertility drug of choice prescribed by fertility doctors worldwide. The side effects of this medicine are most of the times mild, and this is due to the inappropriate administration of the drug. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Usually, the patient takes the drugs in too high quantities or too soon, leading to changes both in the physical and mental state of the woman. Here are five of the most important side effects Clomid can have.

Having twins

Having twins or multiple pregnancies with Clomid is probably the most known side effect of it. Because the substances present in the drug are very powerful stimulants of the reproductive system, the percentage of women who have had 2 or more children at once was almost 7% during the drug’s clinical trials. It is indicated for the fertility specialists to recommend the minimum dosage of 50 mg at first, increasing it only in the case of an unsatisfying result.

Hot flashes

Hot flashes are other common Clomid side effects, and imply changes of the vasomotor system. Over 10 percent of the women who have taken Clomid have experienced hot flashes, like increased temperature of the body, facial redness, profound sweating and increased heart rate.

After a hot flash, the person might feel a chilling sensation, just like you feel when having a cold. These flashes can happen also during the night, in this case the medical term being “night sweats”; fortunately, these are not at all dangerous symptoms, just uncomfortable ones.

Bloating and abdominal discomfort

Bloating and abdominal discomfort are side effects that have been noticed in about 5% of the patients going under a treatment based on Clomid. Specialists recommend the patients to not wear clothing too tight around the waist, since it can aggravate the problem and produce irritations on the skin in that area.

An increase in weight

An increase in weight has occurred in around 1% of the subjects, but with a proper diet and a little exercise, the problem can be kept under control. These Clomid side effects usually regress after the administration of the medicine has been ceased, and there are no permanent repercussions.

Mood swings

Mood swings are a frequent problem in many women facing hormonal changes, so, since Clomid acts by making changes in your hormone levels, such symptoms can get worse. Some women said that this is probably the most powerful physical effect felt under the treatment, including increased sensitivity, anxiety, tears and depression.

Clomid does have some side effects, but, as you can see, most of them are not very serious. As to the first possible side effect is concerned – multiple pregnancy – this may be seen as a blessing by many.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.