Clomid (clomiphene) can be used for women that have been diagnosed with infertility - i.e. inability to get pregnant because of a number of reasons. Your doctor may decide to prescribe this medicine in case you have one of the following health conditions: menstrual abnormalities, fibrocystic breasts and persistent milk production. Unless your health care provider recommended otherwise you are supposed to take this medicine once a day during 5 days in cycles. After 6 months of the treatment most patients are able to get pregnant while for others the treatment should be repeated. Your dosage is defined depending on your health condition and other drugs you are taking, which means you are not supposed to take more or less of the medicine than prescribed if you want to benefit from it.
Being allergic to this drug is a direct contraindication for taking it. Make sure your doctor knows about any of your allergies in advance as you may be recommended an alternative to avoid an unpleasant reaction. If you are taking any other medicine, herbal supplements or similar products make sure your doctor knows about all of them. This is important as some medicines can interfere with the efficiency of your treatment - they can make clomiphene less effective or alter its effects. One of the possible side effects you may experience while taking this medicine is blurred vision. This side effect does not occur in all patients that undergo the treatment but should be considered if your job requires acute vision and concentration. Taking Clomid for a long time is related to a higher risk or developing ovarian cancer.