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How fast does Clomid (clomiphene) typically work?

How fast does Clomid (clomiphene) typically work?

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

Dr. Victor Beshay
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How long does it typically take for Clomid (clomiphene) to work?

How long does it typically take for Clomid (clomiphene) to work?

Depends: It can work on the first try or take up to six months. Remember. Clomid (clomiphene) makes you ovulate. Whether or not you get pregnant depends on lots of factors. ...Read more

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My wife and I have finished 2 cycles of Clomid without success. Can the 3rd cycle of Clomid be successful if the other 2 rounds didn't work? I'm losing hope fast as we have unexplained infertility, which makes this situation worse.

My wife and I have finished 2 cycles of Clomid without success. Can the 3rd cycle of Clomid be successful if the other 2 rounds didn't work? I'm losing hope fast as we have unexplained infertility, which makes this situation worse.

Yes it can: Infertility can be very frustrating. Many times patients need a few rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) at increased doses to trigger ovulation and achieve success. Some doctors will add steroids to help it be more effective. Others will need to add intrauterine insemination or a bhcg injection to the clomid (clomiphene). Work with an experienced obgyn or reproductive endocrinologist to help guide you through the process. ...Read more

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Took Clomid but only got positive OPK on cd22. Does that mean Clomid didn't work for me as it shud have been on cd5-9?

Took Clomid but only got positive OPK on cd22. Does that mean Clomid didn't work for me as it shud have been on cd5-9?

Unknown: We can not make that determination from an Ovulation predictor kit. Typically a midluteal phase Progesterone blood test is ordered when one is prescribed Clomid to determine if ovulation occurs and to to determine if dose adjustments should be made ...Read more

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If I have taken Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant and it didn't work...Then what else would work?

If I have taken Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant and it didn't work...Then what else would work?

It depends: When Clomid (clomiphene) "doesn't work", it could mean that it didn't result in ovluation. It could also mean that it resulted in ovulation, but no pregnancy occurred. The strategies are different depending on which case it was. ...Read more

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How well does Clomid (clomiphene) work?

Well: Statistically around 80% of women will ovulate on clomid, (clomiphene) but only 50-60% eventually get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is Clomid (clomiphene) && how does it work?

What is Clomid (clomiphene) && how does it work?

Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) is a nonsteroidal anti-estrogen. When taken orally it fools the body at the level of the brain and thinks there are lower levels of estrogen forcing more fsh to be produced which promotes growth of follicles and ovulation. ...Read more

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How does Clomid (clomiphene) work in men?

How does Clomid (clomiphene) work in men?

Clomid (clomiphene) use in men: Prolonged daily use of high-dose Clomid (clomiphene) may be effective in the treatment of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) work for older women at 36 yearsold?

In some women it can: It depends on your ovarian function and u also need estrogen and progetserone gel with the Clomid (clomiphene) and u may need a HCG injection, and if the Clomid (clomiphene) does not make u ovulate you need to go up to a higher dose or u may need shots, u never use the same dose more than 1 month if u do not ovulate please discuss with your gyn or reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to try Clomid (clomiphene) but will it work?

What to do if I want to try Clomid (clomiphene) but will it work?

Depends: It works very well for women who don't ovulate, provided the ovaries still work well. If the brain communication is not working well or if the ovaries are closer to menopause then the medicine is not likely to cause ovulation. In young women with unexplained infertility Clomid (clomiphene) and IUI has been shown to be effective. So there is a difference between ovulation and pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does Clomid (clomiphene) take to work for men to raise test levels?

How long does Clomid (clomiphene) take to work for men to raise test levels?

1 to 3 months: The usual recommendation is to use climid for 3 to 6 months, but frequently, testosterone level elevation can be measured in one month. ...Read more

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If I take Clomid on day 7 of my cycle for religious reasons will it still work??

Unsure: Clomid (clomiphene) is usually given for 5 days during the cycle for ovulation induction. It is unlikely that taking the drug only on day seven is going to be effective. ...Read more

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Do parlodel and Clomid (clomiphene) work well?

Yes: Parlodel is a good treatment for hyperprolactinemia (too much prolactin hormone), and some patients conceive with it alone or combined with other fertility treatments. Clomid (clomiphene) can be used to induce ovulation (egg release) in many women who don't have regular cycles, or to cause 2-3 eggs to ovulate instead of one. About 10% success per month in under 35's; most pregnancies in the first 3-4 months. ...Read more

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If my fsh was 9.5 will clomid (clomiphene) work for me?

If my fsh was 9.5 will clomid (clomiphene) work for me?

Depends: I hope this was a cycle day 3 draw. If so, then it's less likely to be effective. But FSH is not the best test to predict this. AMH is better. ...Read more

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Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

No, similar success: In most studies comparing Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara the pregnancy rates are similar and neither has been found to be superior to the other. Femara for fertility is an "off-label" indication, meaning this drug was not designed for this purpose. There are pros and cons of both Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara and they have different side effect profiles. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

It depends on your c: No they are different classes of drugs. Femara causes reduction in estrogen levels and is often used for treatment of breast cancer whereas Clomid (clomiphene) is used for treating infertility. ...Read more

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What is the next choice if Clomid (clomiphene) does not work?!

Depends: What is meant by Clomid not 'working'?

- do you mean Clomid did not result in ovulation? If so, then other options may include using an aromatase inhibitor (e.g. Letrozole) or gonadotropins (e.g. Follistim, bravelle, gonal f, (follitropin alfa) menopur).

- do you mean Clomid did not result in a pregnancy despite ovulation occuring? If so, then proceeding with ivf or gonadotropins with IUI might be an option. ...Read more

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