Clomiphene Citrate Therapy
Clomiphene citrate (CC) is an oral fertility drug used to treatment patients who do not ovulate or who ovulate infrequently.
Clomiphene citrate is administered as a 50 mg tablet. The dosage ranges from one to five tablets per day, and divided during the day..
Clomiphene Citrate should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose...
Take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, take the 2 doses together and go back to your regular schedule. If you miss more than 1 dose, contact your doctor.
Store at room temperature in a tightly closed container, away from light, moisture, and excessive heat.
Unless directed to do so by your doctor do not take the drug if:
If you are pregnant or think you may be.
Uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
Abnormality of the brain such as a pituitary gland tumor
A liver disease or a history of liver problems
Abnormal uterine bleeding of undetermined origin
Ovarian cysts, or enlargement of the ovaries not caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (a hormonal disorder causing lack of ovulation).
The most common side effects include hot flashes, stomach discomfort and bloating, nausea and vomiting, breast discomfort, headache, and vaginal bleeding
Because blurring and other visual symptoms may occur occasionally with clomiphene treatment, you should be cautious about driving a car or operating dangerous machinery, especially under conditions of variable lighting.
If you experience visual disturbances, notify your doctor immediately. Symptoms of visual disturbance may include blurring, spots or flashes, double vision, intolerance to light, decreased visual sharpness, loss of peripheral vision, and distortion of space. Your doctor may recommend a complete evaluation by an eye specialist.
Taking any medication in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of clomiphene, contact your doctor immediately.