Clomid is a drug traditionally given to help a woman's ovaries produce more eggs and eggs that are healthier in quality. A woman may take Clomid if she wants to have a child. Clomid usually is taken between three and five days during a woman's menstrual cycle. The medication also is known as clomiphene citrate and can be purchased in many different places.
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Have unprotected sex for six months to a year. A healthy woman under 35 should be able to conceive a child within six months. Women over 35 may take up to a year to conceive. If you are not pregnant after having timed intercourse, make an appointment with your doctor.
In order to purchase Clomid, you will need a prescription. After making an appointment, talk with your doctor extensively about your efforts to conceive. Many doctors will recommend low-technology efforts first, such as Clomid.
Look at the prescription carefully. It should have the dosage amounts, the name of the prescribing physician, the number of times you should take the drug and for how long. If any of this information is missing, contact your doctor to ensure you are taking the correct amount of the drug.
Take the prescription to your pharmacy. Some medical plans will cover Clomid and some will not. Some plans also may require you to pay a co-pay for the medication.
Purchase the medication. Clomid is a small, white tablet that most doctors recommend taking at night. Most doctors will start you out with a 25 to 50 mg pill. Side effects that may occur from the medication include hot flushes, vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, nausea and fatigue. If the first cycle of medication does not work, your doctor may increase the dosage. Clomid should not be taken for more than six months.
You also can buy the medication online or overseas. A typical dose of Clomid usually costs under £65 per month as of September 2009. Users may be able to obtain the medication more cheaply from other sources such as mail order pharmacies. In order to purchase Clomid, online most mail order pharmacies will require a faxed copy of the prescription as well as your doctor's phone and fax number. You also may be able to obtain the medication if you do not have a doctor's prescription. However, this can be dangerous because you may not know what's in the medication. Users should be very cautious when dealing with overseas pharmacies.
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