Taking Clomid

Clomid does not come as an injectible, which is good news. Rather it is an oral medication dispensed as 50 mg tablets so taking clomid is straight forward; daily dosage is determined by your doctor but will generally range between 50mg and 200mg, although some trusted sources such as the Merck Manual suggest a ceiling of 150 mg per day.

clomid molecule
Clomifene molecule

Typically, Clomid is taken on days 5-9 of your cycle. (The day your period begins is day 1). Depending on your physician and your needs, you may take Clomid earlier in the cycle, beginning on day 3 or 4 instead. It is generally thought that if Clomid is going to work, it will work within the first four to six cycles.

If you have not become pregnant on Clomid within six month, continuing Clmoid-only therapy is not likely to be successful.

However, Clomid can be tried again if other medication is added, such as HCG or an insulin sensitizer like metformin for women with PCOS. The extra medication may make Clomid more effective.


Each individual woman’s response to taking clomid will vary. Some women will experience no side effects while others won’t be as lucky. Both clinical studies and anecdotal reports suggest that your days on Clomid could be roller coasters, including mood swings, hot flashes, tenderness of the breasts, and a thinning of the uterine lining. About ten percent of the time, multiple gestation pregnancies can occur.

Unfortunately, in a little less than a third of women taking clomid, it can also cause hostile fertile mucous which kills sperm, and it can thin the uterine lining, which can induce a miscarriage or prevent implantation.


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