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Clomiphene is licensed for treating infertility in women. The medication works by indirectly stimulating the ovaries, which causes an egg to mature and be released from the ovaries to help women who do not normally ovulate become pregnant. Clinical studies show a 30 percent pregnancy success rate with clomiphene. Potential side effects may include upset stomach or vomiting, enlarged ovaries, pelvic pain or bloating, and hot flashes.
- The medication comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth once a day for five days during the menstrual cycle.
- You can take clomiphene with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Clomiphene should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For clomiphene to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.