Clomiphene for Infertility
How It Works
Clomiphene stimulates the release of hormones needed to cause Reference ovulation Opens New Window.
Clomiphene therapy is typically used for 5 consecutive days early in the Reference menstrual cycle Opens New Window, for 3 to 6 monthly cycles. It may take several cycles to find the right dose to stimulate ovulation. After that dose is determined, a woman will take the drug for at least 3 more cycles. If she does not become pregnant after 6 cycles, it is unlikely that further clomiphene treatment will be successful.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology