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Clomid® 50mg (Clomifene Citrate)

Clomid®, also known as Clomifene Citrate, is prescribed to treat female infertility.
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Clomid®, also known as Clomifene Citrate, is a medicine which is used in female infertility for women who are not ovulating properly. It works by stimulating the release of eggs from the ovary. Certain people have a higher risk of complications during pregnancy such as people who have diabetes, heart disease or a history of spontaneous abortion or menstrual problems.

What is Clomid® and How does it Work?

Clomid® contains a drug called Clomifene Citrate. This belongs to a group of medicines called ovulation stimulants. It works by stimulating the release of eggs from the ovary (ovulation) and is widely used during fertility treatment.

Selling/Dispensing Pack size:

Pack of 10


Each tablet contains 50mg of the active substance, Clomifene Citrate The other ingredients are sucrose, lactose, soluble starch, maize starch, magnesium stearate, iron oxide yellow (E172), purified water

Usage Directions and Storage:

Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Store in the original container below 25ºC. Do not use Clomid® after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Warnings and Side Effects:

Like all medicines, Clomid® can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking Clomid® and see your doctor or go to a hospital straight away if: •You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue •You have numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of your body, slurred speech, sudden blurred vision, confusion or unsteadiness. These could be signs of a stroke Stop taking Clomid® and see a doctor straight away if you notice any of the following serious side effects – you may need urgent medical treatment: •Over-stimulation of the ovary. This can lead to pain in the pelvis, stomach or calf, swelling or feeling bloated, passing less urine, difficulty in breathing or an increase in weight. If this happens, your doctor may lower your dose of Clomid® •Blurring of vision or spots or flashes in front of the eyes. These symptoms usually get better but in some cases, they may be permanent. Your doctor may send you for an eye examination. •Liver problems that may cause the eyes or skin to go yellow (jaundice) •Sudden and severe headaches •Mental illness such as ‘psychosis’ Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days: •Increased pain with periods, heavy periods or bleeding between periods •Pain in the lower part of the stomach. This could be a sign of endometriosis or worsening of endometriosis, ovarian cancer or enlarged ovaries •Cloudy lenses in the eye (cataracts) •Fits, feeling faint, dis-orientated or tenser than normal. Also, balance problems or feeling dizzy (vertigo) •Feeling tired or difficulty in sleeping (insomnia), depression or change in moods or behaviour •Speech problems •Skin rash or itching •Feeling or being sick •Flushing of the skin •Headaches •Swelling of the face, around the eyes, lips or tongue •Painful breasts •Hair loss or thinning