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In clinical studies, about 30 percent of women became pregnant after taking Clomid. Success rates will depend on a number of factors, including the cause of infertility, the fertility of your partner, whether sexual intercourse is timed appropriately, and chance. Your healthcare provider can give you additional suggestions to increase your chances of success.

What Is Clomid?

Clomid® (clomiphene citrate) is a prescription medication used for treating infertility in women. However, not all women who take this drug for infertility will become pregnant.

Rates of Success With Clomid

In clinical studies, about 30 percent of women taking Clomid became pregnant. While this success rate may seem low, it is important to keep in mind that these studies included women who had infertility causes that usually do not respond to Clomid.
The success rate with Clomid depends on several factors, including:
  • The cause of your infertility (Clomid is most useful for women with ovulation problems)
  • The fertility of your partner
  • Whether you have intercourse at the appropriate times (ovulation usually occurs sometime between 5 to 10 days after finishing a course of Clomid)
  • Chance (even with fertile couples who have intercourse at exactly the right time, only a few will become pregnant in any given cycle).
Up to 8 percent of women who became pregnant with Clomid had multiple births (see Clomid and Twins).

Clomid Success Rates: Final Thoughts

Try not to become discouraged if you do not become pregnant right away while taking Clomid. Although it may be hard to accept, even fertile couples may take quite awhile to get pregnant. Also, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the best ways to increase your chances of becoming pregnant while on Clomid.
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