How Long Should I Be On Clomid?

WHAT IS CLOMID? 

Clomid is a very popular and successful drug used to help women with infertility problems. Clomid has been around for more than 30 years, so you know it is successful if it has lasted that long. It is especially useful for stimulating ovulation in women who are not ovulating or who are not ovulating properly.

It is an oral medication, taken by mouth, and is usually very successful. The side effects of Clomid are not too bad either. They usually mimic the symptoms of pregnancy, so women are able to tolerate Clomid without much discomfort.

HOW IS CLOMID GIVEN?

Clomid is an oral medication, taken by mouth. Clomid usually comes in 50mg tablets. Most doctors prefer to start women on Clomid on either the second, third, fourth or fifth day of their period.

Then they will take 50mg (one tablet) of Clomid every day for five consecutive days. If a woman does not respond to the 50mg dosage of Clomid, her doctor might up her dosage to 100mg until she begins to ovulate.

Although dosages over 100mg are not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, some doctors prescribe amounts higher than this for their patients. It is important for a woman to work alongside her doctor to determine the right dosage for her particular situation.

HOW LONG SHOULD WOMEN STAY ON CLOMID?

Doctors usually recommend that a woman take Clomid for no more than six months. This is because, in most cases, if a woman is going to respond to Clomid therapy, that she will do so within three months of beginning treatment

Very few women begin ovulating after the six month mark, so it is pretty much pointless for a woman to stay on Clomid for that length of time. Also important to note is a study that was done a few years back that noted that women who stayed on Clomid for more than 12 months at a time developed an increased risk of ovarian tumors.

Therefore, most doctors recommend that if Clomid isn’t working after six months, a woman should probably stop treatment and move on to another plan of action, most likely injectable hormones like gonadotropins. As you can see, there are many factors that affect how long a woman should be on Clomid.

Many women are on it for longer than they should be, and many women are not on it long enough to fully give it a chance. For these reasons, it is very important to have an open and honest relationship with your doctor to determine the best course of action for your particular case.