What is this product?
Eenclomiphene is a non-steroidal estrogen receptor antagonist in development for secondary hypogonadism in overweight men wishing to restore normal testicular function.
Why is Androxal prescribed?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that hinders the ovulation process when the ovary releases an egg. As a result, ovaries become inflamed and develop cysts, which further result in irregular menstrual periods. Women who face pregnancy failure due to PCOS and ovulatory dysfunction is often recommended Androxal (Clomiphene) to rule out this condition. It can temporarily correct the ovulation process in women dealing with infertility.
How to use Androxal?
The doctor will ask you to start clomiphene orally on either day of your menstrual cycle. One pill needs to be taken for five days. Ovulation often occurs between 13-18 days of your cycle. In case, one’s fails to ovulate, the doctor may increase the dosage.
Clomiphene is often taken in combination with other medicines to induce mensuration and ovulation in women who do not have a fixed menstrual cycle.
What if I miss the dose of Androxal (Clomiphene)?
It is always recommended to take the dose at the same time every day. In case, you have missed it, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose or take the missed dose, if you are near the time for your next dose.
The dosage of this medication is different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s directions before changing the dose and the number of times you take it. The duration of the medication also depends on the medical condition you have.
The side-effects of using Androxal are:
- Breast tenderness
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Blurred vision
Check with your doctor if any of these symptoms are bothersome.
Some of the medicines should not be taken together at all. Therefore, your doctor should always be informed about all the medications you are taking to avoid any drug interaction.
Also, the existence of any other medical problem may affect the usage of clomiphene. Make sure you inform your doctor if you are suffering from a cyst on the ovary, fibroid tumor of the uterus, inflamed veins due to blood clots, endometriosis, liver disease, depression, unusual vaginal bleeding, etc.
When this medication is taken, regular visits to the doctor are necessary to check the progress and effectiveness of the medication on you. In case, you think you are pregnant. Don’t delay! Taking clomiphene while you are pregnant may cause birth defects.