Clomid side effects

Clomid is a prescription fertility drug also sold under the brand name Serophene. It is a very well-known drug and is currently the most commonly used by women seeking to become pregnant. Clomid is used to stimulate ovulation and has been proven to be effective approximately 80 percent of the time. Of course, as with any prescription medication there are side effects that go along with using Clomid. Not all women who have been prescribed Clomid have reported side effects and many report only mild effects of taking the drug. Most people who do report Clomid side effects report only minor cases that do not require treatment.

The most commonly reported side effects of Clomid an enlargement of the ovaries. This condition was only reported in about fourteen percent of women in clinical trials. Ten percent of women also reported having mild to moderate hot flashes. Other, milder Clomid side effects include upset stomach or vomiting, breast pain, abnormal menstrual bleeding or heavier periods and headache. These side effects are very mild and typically do not require an emergency trip to your physician. If you should notice that the effects become terribly uncomfortable, it is recommended that you contact your doctor. Most of these minor side effects can be treated with over the counter medication such as pain relievers for headache.

There are also a few Clomid side effects that are much less common but are a bit more serious. If you are taking the medication Clomid and you notice any of these effects, you should contact your doctor immediately or head to your emergency room for treatment. Side effects that could possibly be serious include severe abdominal pain, significant changes in your vision and any signs of an allergic reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction include rash, hives, unexplained itching, swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing and wheezing for no apparent reason.

Your doctor should provide you with a list of rare side effects of Clomid should he or she prescribe the medication to you. It is important to understand that OHSS or ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome is possible while taking Clomid. OHSS is a disorder that is characterized by enlargement of the ovaries. This condition can be extremely dangerous and in very severe cases can cause the ovaries to rupture. If you notice any pain or enlargement in your abdominal area, severe nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or weight gain, you should contact your physician right away as these can be signs of OHSS.

Clomid can also produce a range of rare side effects that may not be serious but can be very uncomfortable. You should note that it may be difficult to distinguish between some of these symptoms and everyday ailments. If you are not sure whether or not these symptoms are a Clomid side effect, you should contact your physician. These side effects typically occur in less than one percent of patients taking Clomid and include depression, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, moderate hair loss, an increase in appetite, increased urinary output, nervous tension, slight skin rash, insomnia, vertigo, vaginal dryness and unexplained weight loss or gain. Again, should you notice any of these side effects after beginning a Clomid prescription, you should contact your physician.

It is very likely that you may not experience any of the above listed side effects. Many women take Clomid and never experience any adverse effects or reactions. There is no way to tell whether you will have side effects before you begin taking the medication however, so you will simply need to alert your doctor should you notice any of the listed effects or any other adverse reactions after beginning Clomid. Even if it is not listed as a side effect, if you know that something is wrong you should contact your doctor right away to be diagnosed and treated for the effect.

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