Chinese Association of Idaho State University (CAISU)
HOW IS CLOMID USED?
Clomid dosage is a type of drug that belongs to the class of ovulatory stimulants, those drugs that stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. Clomid is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infertility in women. More specifically, it is used to treat anovulation and oligoovulation in women, the complete lack of egg production by the ovaries, or irregular egg production. Either of these conditions may be caused by other health problems, like polycystic ovary syndrome, or may have no known cause.
Clomid has been proven to help improve fertility in women who have these specific conditions, who cannot produce eggs or only do so irregularly or infrequently. There is little to no evidence that the medication can help a woman conceive if she is infertile for any other health reason, although it has been used to supplement other types of fertility treatments.
Although only approved as a fertility medication for women, Clomid is also sometimes prescribed for other health conditions. Men may be given Clomid to treat male hypogonadism, a condition in which levels of sex hormone production are low. It can also be used in men to reverse the effects of high levels of estrogen, such as those that occur after taking a cycle of steroids. Women may use Clomid to treat abnormal menstruation or persistent production of breast milk.