Generic name: Clomiphene citrate.

Other brand names: Milophene, Serophene.

Clomid is a fertility drug. It stimulates release of the hormones that result in ovulation. 

Quick Facts About Clomid


Used to treat ovulatory failure in women who are trying to become pregnant.

Clomid Dosage

Take exactly as prescribed.

  • Usual adult dose: 50 milligrams (1 tablet daily) for the first course of treatment — 5 days. If ovulation does not occur, doctor may prescribe up to 2 more courses of treatment.
  • Usual child dose: not prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible. If time for next dose, take the 2 doses together, then go back to your regular schedule. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor.

Clomid Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no information available. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: abdominal discomfort, enlargement of the ovaries, hot flushes.

Less common Clomid side effects: abnormal uterine bleeding, breast tenderness, depression, dizziness, fatigue, hair loss, headache, hives, inability to fell or stay asleep, increased urination, inflammation of the skin, light-headedness, nausea, nervousness, ovarian cysts, visual disturbances, vomiting, weight gain.


No known Clomid drug interactions.

No known food/other substance interactions.

Special Cautions

If you become pregnant, immediately inform your doctor. You should not be pregnant and taking Clomid.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not prescribed for children.

  • Do not use if you have: abnormal uterine bleeding of undetermined origin, an abnormality of the brain such as a pituitary gland tumor, an uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal gland, liver disease or history of liver problems, ovarian cysts or enlargement of the ovaries not caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome, unless directed by your doctor.
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OSS, enlargement of the ovaries) could occur. Can progress and rapidly be-» come serious. Early warning signs include: nausea, severe pelvic pain, vomiting, and weight gain. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these signs.
  • Likelihood of getting pregnant decreases with each course of therapy.
  • Should have a pelvic exam before and after each course of treatment.
  • Before treatment, doctor should evaluate your liver function and estrogen levels.
  • Clomid increases the possibility of multiple births and birth defects.
  • Drive a car or operate machinery with caution; blurring and other visual symptoms can occur. Notify your doctor of any visual disturbances.

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