Fertomid contains the active ingredient Clomiphene citrate. This drug is known as a selective estrogen receptor modulator and it treats infertility in women.
How it works
Clomiphene citrate acts on estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus located in the pituitary gland. The hypothalamus connect the nervous system with the endocrine system through the pituitary gland. It is responsible for maintaining correct levels of hormones in the body. Clomiphene citrate binds with estrogen receptors and triggers endocrine processes to cause an increase in gonadotropin hormones and the rupture of follicles. The increase of gonadotropin results in the growth of ovarian follicles. This process initiates ovulation and causes menstruation.
Fertomid is prescribed to women who have disorders in ovaries that prevent ovulation. Fertomid stimulates the pituitary gland to produce hormones that is needed for ovulation.
Fertomid is an orally administered drug. It has to be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. The dosage is contingent on your medical conditions, capacity of drug tolerance and response to treatment.
Follow the precise directions given to your by your doctor when administering this drug. Fertomid is not recommended to be used for lengthy periods.
Fertomid is available in the strength of 50 mg (1 tablet).The dose for ovulation induction in adults is 50 mg per day. This dose needs to be continued for 5 days. The next course can be started 30 days after the first course is completed. If you do not ovulate after the first course, it necessary to increase your dose the second time around. The recommended increment is 100 mg. You would ideally ovulate 5 to 10 days after a course.
While administering this dose, it is important to monitor the condition of your body to avert pregnancy, enlargement of the ovaries and ovarian cysts.
Most patients do not experience any major side effects when using Fertomid. Some common side effects that can manifest after the use of this drug are:
Bloating of stomach
Tenderness in breasts
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience more severe side effects such as:
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Sensitivity to light/ eye pains
Rapid mood changes
Shortness of breath
Sudden weight gain
An allergy to ingredients in Fertomid can cause irritations on the skin, swelling of tongue, lips or throat, breathing difficulties and severe dizziness.
You are not eligible to use Fertomid if you are pregnant. It is also not to be used if you have any of the following complications.
Vaginal bleeding for an unknown reason
Uncontrolled and untreated thyroid disorders
Fertomid should be used with caution if you have problems in your uterus and a medical history of uterine disorders.
It is not known if this medication can pass on to breast milk. Therefore, discuss with your doctor to learn if Fertomid is suitable for use when you are breastfeeding.
Provide your doctor a list of other medications including vitamins, dietary supplements and herbal products you are taking before using Fertomid to avoid hazardous interactions.