In This Article:
How is Clomid Taken and Expectations
Clomid Affordability and Risks
How is Clomid Taken
Clomid does not come in an injectible, which is good news. Rather it is an oral medication dispensed as 50 mg tablets; 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. Typically it is taken on days 5 to 9 of your cycle (or sometimes, on days 4-8 or 3-7). Research suggests that if the medication doesn’t work after four to six cycles, it probably won’t ever be successful. On the other hand, those cycles can be repeated later with the addition of HCG (or an insulin sensitizer for women with PCOS) and still possibly prove successful.
Each individual woman’s response to 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 it, Clomid can also cause hostile fertile mucous which kills sperm, and it can thin the uterine lining, which can induce a miscarriage or prevent implantation.