Being familiar with the common side effects of the most popular fertility drugs available on the United States market is just as important as knowing which ones are the most effective to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Side effects of any drug, including Clomid (generic brands Clomiphene and Serophene), will vary according to how your body responds to the medication.
Clomid – Generic Brand Clomiphene Citrate
Clomid is an oral fertility drug prescribed to stimulate egg follicle production in women who are unable to grow eggs regularly on their own. Clomid blocks estrogen receptors causing the pituitary gland to produce more hormones needed to stimulate the ovaries into producing multiple egg follicles. Clomid, in effect, tricks the woman’s body into believing it has a lower estrogen level than it has. The hormones – FSH and LH – cause the growth of egg follicles in a woman’s ovaries.
Common Side Effects of Clomid
In about 10 percent of cases, Clomid’s side effects are similar to those experienced by women having low estrogen levels.
- Hot flashes
The following side effects of Clomid occur in 6 percent or less of cases:
- Visual blurring
- Visual spots or flashes
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Weight gain
- Breast tenderness
Allergic reactions have been reported in less than one percent of cases.
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You can learn more about the pros and cons of Clomid as well as other common fertility drugs by scheduling a consultation with renowned fertility specialist, Dr. Randy S. Morris, founder and medical directed of the celebrate IVF1 fertility center. IVF1 is located in the brand new, state-of-the-art Naperville Fertility Center.
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