This medication is used to treat infertility in women. It works by stimulating an increase in the amount of hormones that support the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation). This medication is not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer make eggs properly (primary pituitary or ovarian failure). Clomiphene must be taken by mouth exactly as directed by your doctor in order to be most effective. It is important to follow your dosing schedule carefully. Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not take it more often or for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor. Ovulation is the monthly process whereby the female reproductive system produces a mature egg. During ovulation, the brain's pituitary gland releases two hormones: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Together, these hormones are known as gonadotropins. FSH acts as a 'messenger' sent by the pituitary gland to stimulate the development of follicles in the ovaries, each of which will contain one egg. LH is responsible for triggering the release of the egg (ovulation). During the first half of the menstrual cycle, the ovarian follicles produce the hormone estradiol, which stimulates the growth of the uterine lining (endometrium) and the production of the watery 'raw egg white' cervical mucus that functions to help the sperm as it swims up through the uterus to the fallopian tubes. After approximately two weeks, the pituitary releases a surge of LH hormone, triggering ovulation.
Clomid is an ovulatory stimulating drug used to help women who have problems with ovulation. It is the most commonly used fertility drug. Women from San Antonio and Corpus Christi can use Clomid to improve their fertility. It works to cause ovulation and increase the number of eggs ovulated.