Clomid (Clomiphene) Cycle Instructions

Clomid or Clomiphene is an oral medication commonly used to stimulate ovulation in women who do not ovulate on their own. Common side effects include abnormal uterine bleeding,stomach upset, bloating, abdominal/pelvic fullness, hot flashes, breast tenderness, headache or dizziness.

If you have changes in your vision or eyepain, stop the medication immediately and seek help. A rare but serious event known as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome may also occur and should prompt you to seek immediate medical help. Using Clomid to conceive also increases your risk of multifetal pregnancy. About 5-10% of pregnancies conceived with Clomidare twin pregnancies (normal risk is about 1%). It is not recommended to do more than s rounds of treatment with Clomiphene.

  • Your first day of menses is Cycle Day (CD) 1
  • Take Clomid on CD 3-7
  • Start Ovulation predictor Kits (OPK) on CD 9
  • When you have a positive OPK have intercourse within 24 hours
  • Take a pregnancy test daily starting on CD 25-35
  • If negative, repeat the Clomid cycle
  • If positive, please contact your provider via the Patient Portal