How long should I be taking Clomid?

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Clomid is a popular drug that is taken by women who are trying to become pregnant. One of the reasons it is so popular is because it is a drug that offers very few side effects and it is rather cost-effective. It is also one of the only fertility drugs that you can take orally as well. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What does it do?

Women will begin taking Clomid when they are struggling to ovulate. This is the process the ovaries will go through to release the egg into the uterus. If the body is not releasing eggs, the woman will not be able to become pregnant.

Clomid helps to force the body to ovulate. It is a drug that is only taken for a few days at a time. During the time that the woman is taking the drug, she should begin to ovulate once again. However, in some women it could take some time before she is able to start ovulating even when she is taking the drug.

How Long Does it Take to Work?

For most women, Clomid will begin working within the first three months of taking the drug. However, this is not always the case. In some instances, it is possible for women to need to take the drug longer. Usually, doctors will begin with a low dose of the drug. If the woman is still not able to ovulate after the first three months, the doctor will then increase the dosage for the next three months.

After a six month time frame, the woman will usually move onto a different type of fertility drug. Clomid is most effective in the first six months, so it is not common for a woman to continue taking it after this time.

Determining if it is working

In order to determine if the drug is working, you will need to track your ovulation cycle. You can do this by using either an ovulation predictor kit or a basal thermometer. These are both effective tools that can help you determine if you are ovulating.

With both of these items, you will want to use them on a daily basis. Track your results carefully so that you are certain to know exactly when you are ovulating. You should then share these results with your doctor so you can determine who well the medication is working for you or whether you should switch to a different kind of medication.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.