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Fertilaid And Clomid
My husband is taking clomid per doctor orders but he wants to try fertilaid can he try that with clomid?
Ask the doctor who wrote for the Clomid. The Fertilaid comes in three different types from their website.
There is Fertilaid, Boost counter, and Motility. Since it contains L-carnitine an amino acid, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants seems OK to use.
I think OK but check w the Clomid prescriber. ...Read more
Female INFERTILITY: It is used mainly in female infertility, in turn mainly as ovulation induction to reverse oligoovulation or anovulation such as in infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as being used for ovarian hyperstimulation, such as part of an in vitro fertilization procedure. ...Read more
Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) is given to men in an attempt to increase their sperm count. Special care needs to be taken to follow their testosterone levels. Unfortunately Clomid (clomiphene) is not consistent when given to the men in that it may increase their sperm count but I've also have seen it lower their sperm count or not change it at all. ...Read more
Like in women...: Clomid (clomiphene) increases the release of lh and fsh hormones from the pituitary gland. These hormones stimulate testosterone and sperm production from the testes, respectively. This tends to only work in men when they have low to normal levels of lh/fsh to start with. ...Read more
If Clomid (clomiphene) is not effective, Femara is sometimes prescribed in much the same way as clomid (clomiphene). For some women it is more effective.
Be aware; however, that using Femara for ovulation induction is considered "off label, " meaning it is not approved by the fda for this use. This is not a problem if your doctor is familiar with it and comfortable prescribing it. ...Read more
3-to-6 cycles: Many factors besides fertility medication go into achieving a succesful pregnancy. In appropriately selected couples, meaning normal semen parameters and healthy fallopian tubes at a minimum, cumulative pregnancy rates with Clomiphene are 85% in 3 cycles and around 95% in 6 cycles. ...Read more
Usually 6 or so: As aboveGet a more detailed answer ›
Risk and benefits: Like all drugs, Clomid (clomiphene) has its pros and cons. It is very helpful for women with irregular cycles and inexpensive. On the negative side, it will increase the risk of multiple births, has a number of annoying side effects, is less effective than injectable drugs and there is a possibility that using it (particularly long term) may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Orally: Clomid (clomiphene) comes in 50 mg tablets. Dosage is usually one tablet by mouth for five days. Usually it starts on day three through day seven. Ovulation normally occurs approximately seven days after the last pill. Dosage can be increased to 100 mg and even 150 mg per day for the five days. Occasionally, it can be given for a total of seven days. Often at the higher dosages and longer days of usage the ovulation is still suboptimal. ...Read more
Days 5-9: You should be under a doctor's care while you are taking clomid (clomiphene). Rarely, but sometimes, it can cause ovarian hyperstimulation or large ovarian cysts. A physician should evaluate you between each month of clomid (clomiphene). Take Clomid (clomiphene) days 5-9. Day 1 is the first day of your period. Start an ovulation kit day 11 or 12. Have sex day 11 and not again until you ovulate. ...Read more
Most infertility: While typically and classically given to women who don't ovulate normally, to assist them with fertility, Clomid (clomiphene) is commonly given to most women who are subfertile as a 'first line' therapy. A woman should have at least one open fallopian tube, cannot be menopausal, and should have a partner with reasonable sperm for this to be appropriate. Certain women won't respond; see your doctor. ...Read more
Clomid (clomiphene) and men: Clomid (clomiphene) use in men, as in women, produces an increase in the gonadotropins lh ; fsh (the hormones which stimulate the gonads). If a man has poor testicular function due to low lh ; fsh (as characterized by low sperm count and/or low testosterone), prolonged daily use of high doses of Clomid (clomiphene) (or its twin, tamoxifen) may correct this. ...Read more
Depends on the physician.: Different doctors will start Clomid (clomiphene) differently. Some doctors will start on day two others on day three and then others will even start on day five. It is normally taken for five days though. Ovulation normally occurs within seven days or so after the last tablet. ...Read more
Usually once: Usually it's prescribed once per day but you should verify with the doctor who gave it to you. ...Read more