What is Fertomid (Clomifene) used for?
Fertomid (Clomifene) is an oral medication prescribed to treat women who are suffering from infertility caused by reduced hormone levels preventing ovulation. The medication operates by boosting hormone levels to stimulate the release of an egg from the ovaries allowing fertilization. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Fertomid (Clomifene)?
Strictly use Fertomid (Clomifene) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Your individual directions will be determined according to your age, weight, current health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Avoid splitting, chewing, or crushing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Fertomid (Clomifene)?
Some patients using Fertomid (Clomifene) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects including blurry vision, increased sensitivity to light, pelvic pain or pressure, or heavy vaginal bleeding. Be especially cautious of signs of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) such as severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, intense stomach pain, unusual weight gain, irregular heartbeats, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Fertomid (Clomifene) should never be used by men. The medication should not be administered to women who are already pregnant, who have tumours with growth stimulated by hormones, an ovarian cyst, unusual bleeding from the uterus, or liver disease. Also disclose if you have endometriosis, uterine fibroids, elevated triglyceride levels, a history of seizures, or polycystic ovary syndrome as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Fertomid (Clomifene) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Fertomid (Clomifene) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.