clomiphene, Clomid

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GENERIC NAME: Clomiphene

BRAND NAME: Serophene


DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Clomiphene is an oral medication used for stimulating ovulation. It binds to estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovary, endometrium, vagina, and cervix. It causes production of hormones (gonadotropins) by the pituitary which stimulates ovulation. The FDA approved clomiphene in February 1967.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Clomiphene is used for stimulating ovulation in women with ovulatory dysfunction who are not pregnant, do not have ovarian cysts or abnormal bleeding, and have normal liver function.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of clomiphene are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2015

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