A Common Problem

If you’re experiencing infertility, you’re far from alone. Each year in the United States, 10 to 15 percent of couples experience infertility. “Infertility” is generally defined by many in healthcare as not getting pregnant after 6-12 months or more of having regular, unprotected sex.

Infertility Affects Millions

According to the American Pregnancy Association, a healthy 30-year-old having frequent unprotected sex has a 20 percent chance of getting pregnant each month. While every woman is different, that fact may be surprising. Conceiving a child can feel like a miracle. It can also feel frustrating when it doesn’t happen as hoped or as planned.

Risk Factors

Some risk factors that can cause infertility in women.

  • Tobacco or cannabis use
  • Alcohol use
  • Being overweight
  • Being underweight
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression


  • Ovulation problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine or cervical abnormalities
  • Fallopian tube damage from an infection or endometriosis
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Damage caused by cancer or cancer treatment
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause)

When to See a Doctor

  • Are 35 or older and have been trying to conceive for six or more months
  • Are over 40
  • Have irregular or absent periods
  • Have very painful periods
  • Have been diagnosed with endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Have known fertility problems
  • Have had multiple miscarriages
  • Have had treatment for cancer

Talk to your doctor about Clomid® (clomiphene citrate) Tablets, USP


Some types of infertility aren’t preventable, but you may increase your chances of pregnancy. Talk with your doctor for guidance on any of the following.

Ways to Increase Fertility

  • Avoid drugs, tobacco, and alcohol
  • Limit caffeine
  • Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs
  • Exercise moderately and regularly but not so intensely that your periods are infrequent or absent
  • Avoid weight extremes as being overweight or underweight can affect hormone production

Clomid® was an important step forward in our journey to conceive a child.

Elyse A.

How Clomid® Works

Clomid® (clomiphene citrate) Tablets, USP works to increase female fertility by stimulating an increase in the amount of hormones that support the growth and release of a mature egg.

Clomid® disrupts your brain’s ability to sense your estrogen levels


So your brain sends more follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) for egg growth


This triggers follicles to produce mature eggs that can be fertilized by sperm

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CLOMID® (clomiphene citrate) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of ovulatory dysfunction in female adults trying to become pregnant.

Before starting CLOMID®, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

- have a known hypersensitivity or allergy to clomiphene citrate or any of its ingredients

- have a history of liver problems 

- have abnormal menstrual bleeding or abnormal uterine bleeding of undetermined origin.

- have ovarian cysts or enlargement not due to polycystic ovarian syndrome 

- have a history of polycystic ovarian syndrome 

- have uncontrolled thyroid or kidney problems or adrenal dysfunction

- have preexisting or family history of high cholesterol 

- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if CLOMID® passes into your breast milk. CLOMID® may reduce lactation.

- are pregnant.

- have any organic intracranial lesion such as pituitary tumor.

Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Tell your doctor if you start a new medicine. CLOMID® may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how CLOMID® works.

The most common side effects of CLOMID® are enlarged ovaries, hot flashes and abdominal or pelvic pain/distension, discomfort and bloating, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Blurred vision and other visual symptoms may also occur during or after taking CLOMID®, which may be prolonged or potentially irreversible. Multiple pregnancies may occur. Prolonged use of CLOMID® may increase the risk of a borderline or invasive ovarian tumor. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome may occur and can progress rapidly and become a serious medical disorder. These are not all of the possible side effects of CLOMID®. For more information, ask your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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