Clomifene is used to treat infertility in women who are not ovulating (release of eggs from the ovary) properly.
Take Clomifene exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take this medicine with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Try to take it at the same time each day.
If you forget to take a dose, let your doctor know as you may need to change your treatment cycle.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- liver disease
- abnormal menstrual bleeding
- a type of cancer which is made worse by hormones
- enlargement or presence of cyst on your ovary
- thyroid problems
as Clomifene may not be suitable for you.
Do not take Clomifene if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while being treated with this medicine, alert your doctor immediately. Clomifene may cause harm to your unborn child.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths in your womb)
- polycystic ovaries (a condition in which there is an imbalance of female sex hormones)
Talk to your doctor about the following risks of Clomifene treatment:
- becoming pregnant with more than 1 baby at the same time (multiple pregnancy)
- baby growing outside your womb (ectopic pregnancy)
- possible development of ovarian cancer with prolonged use
- birth defects in newborn babies
Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly. You may need to have routine blood tests, pelvic or abdomen exam, and pregnancy test while you are being treated with Clomifene.
Clomifene may cause some problems with your eyesight. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to see clearly. Always keep your doctor updated of any changes in your eyesight.
Other side effects include any of the following: headache, hot flushes, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, abnormal vaginal bleeding, stomach discomfort, nausea, and vomiting.
Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
- worsening stomach pain or discomfort
- blurred vision
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.