Fertomid 50 (50 mg) is a tablet that contains Clomifene Citrate as the active ingredient. It is used mainly to treat certain infertility problems in women under the supervision of a doctor. The main use of this drug is to induce the production of ova in women who have problems with ovulation. One such problem could be polycystic ovary syndrome. The drug is known as an ovary stimulant or non steroidal fertility medication. It works by stimulating the pituitary gland to release the hormone that is responsible for ovulation. In some cases, doctors also prescribe this drug for men to increase the production of sperm.
Dosage and Administration
Fertomid 50 (50 mg) is to be swallowed with a glass of water. The tablet is usually taken once a day and it is started on Day 5 of the menstrual cycle. The typical duration is for 5 days. For men, the dosage is generally much smaller and it depends solely on the condition and need of the patient. The tablet can be taken with or without food.
The length of treatment and dosage for a woman is decided by your doctor, however, if you are ovulating but you are still not pregnant after 3 cycles of treatment, the doctor will reevaluate your situation.
Some of the side effects of Fertomid (Clomifene Citrate) include:
- Breast discomfort
- Hot flashes
- Upset stomach
More serious side effects may include:
- Heavy menstruation
- Pelvic pain
- Rapid weight gain
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina
- Problems with your vision
- Change in the amount of urine that you pass
- Yellow eyes or skin
- Sensitivity to light
You need to see a doctor right away if you experience any of the above.
You will need to advise your doctor if you:
- think that you may be pregnant. Fertomid 50 is dangerous for the fetus and can cause serious birth defects
- have a history of liver disease
- have a history of stomach bleeding
- have a problem with your thyroid
- are suffering from ovarian or primary pituary failure (your ovaries no longer produce eggs properly)
- are taking any other medication, vitamins or supplements
This drug also increases your chances of multiple births. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about the risks associated with having twins or triplets. On account of the drug causing possible dizziness, driving is also not recommended until you know how your body reacts to it.
Drug Interactions with Fertomid 50
Clomifene Citrate is known to interact with Follitropin Beta. Further, tell your doctor if you are taking any non-prescription medications, supplements or herbal treatments.