Clofert (Clomifene Citrate) (KLOE-mi-feen)
What is Clofert (Clomifene Citrate) used for?
Clofert (Clomifene Citrate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat infertility in women caused by failure to ovulate. It operates by raising decreased estrogen levels to stimulate the release of an egg from the ovaries for fertilization. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Clofert (Clomifene Citrate)?
Always take Clofert (Clomifene Citrate) according to your physician's instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results. The typical regimen is one tablet taken daily for a cycle of medication lasting five days. It is usually recommended to begin taking the medicine on day five of your menstrual cycle, but your particular directions may differ based on your health condition. Swallow the tablets whole along with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting, crushing, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Clofert (Clomifene Citrate)?
Some patients using Clofert (Clomifene Citrate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may occur during treatment include enlargement of the ovaries, overstimulation of the ovaries, severe abdominal pain, painful menstruation, anxiety, depression, psychosis, strokes, or seizures. Immediately inform your physician about any conditions that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct response is taken to prevent more problems from occurring.
Clofert (Clomifene Citrate) should not be used to treat men or patients who are pregnant, have abnormal bleeding from the uterus, ovarian cysts, endometrial cancer, liver disease, or a history of decreased liver function. It is also important to inform your physician if you have endometriosis, uterine fibroids, a history of seizures, or polycystic ovary syndrome as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Clofert (Clomifene Citrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.