What Clomid is used for
About 20% of couples who experience difficulty in conceiving, do so because the woman's ovaries are not producing and releasing an egg each menstrual cycle (anovulation). Your doctor has prescribed Clomid to treat this.50-41-9
Clomid acts by causing a gland in the brain (the anterior pituitary) to release hormones which stimulate ovulation.
It must be remembered that there are many causes of anovulation, so Clomid may not be effective in all cases.
When taking Clomid there should be 28-32 days from the beginning of one period to the next. Your ovaries should release an egg 6-12 days after a course of Clomid. You should have intercourse around this time to maximise your chances of conception.
If your period does not arrive after the 35th day there are two likely possibilities:
the dose of Clomid has not been sufficient to produce ovulation,
you are pregnant
If your period is overdue, contact your doctor/fertility unit and they will advise you what steps to take.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.Your doctor will perform a pelvic examination on you before you begin to take Clomid. This is to check that you have no physical conditions which may stop you falling pregnant or which might indicate that Clomid is not a suitable drug for you.