Clomifene - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Clomifene is used to treat infertility in women who are not ovulating (release of eggs from the ovary) properly.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Clomifene exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
If you forget to take a dose, let your doctor know as you may need to change your treatment cycle.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- liver disease
- abnormal menstrual bleeding
- a type of cancer which is made worse by hormones
- enlargement or presence of cyst on your ovary
- thyroid problems
as Clomifene may not be suitable for you.

Do not take Clomifene if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while being treated with this medicine, alert your doctor immediately. Clomifene may cause harm to your unborn child.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths in your womb)
- polycystic ovaries (a condition in which there is an imbalance of female sex hormones)

Talk to your doctor about the following risks of Clomifene treatment:

- becoming pregnant with more than 1 baby at the same time (multiple pregnancy)
- baby growing outside your womb (ectopic pregnancy)
- possible development of ovarian cancer with prolonged use
- birth defects in newborn babies

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly. You may need to have routine blood tests, pelvic or abdomen exam, and pregnancy test while you are being treated with Clomifene.
What side effects could I experience?
Clomifene may cause some problems with your eyesight. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to see clearly. Always keep your doctor updated of any changes in your eyesight.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, hot flushes, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, abnormal vaginal bleeding, stomach discomfort, nausea, and vomiting.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- worsening stomach pain or discomfort
- blurred vision

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on clomifene - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2022 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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