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Active substance(s): CLOMIFENE CITRATE

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Clomid® 50mg Tablets
clomifene citrate
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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed to you only. Do
not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if
their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in
this leaflet (see section 4).
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Clomid is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Clomid
3. How to take Clomid
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Clomid
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Clomid is and what it is used for

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines. This
includes medicines you buy with a prescription,
including herbal medicines. This is because Clomid
can affect the way some other medicines work. Also
some medicines can affect the way Clomid works.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
• Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or
think you may be pregnant
• Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if
you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed.
Clomid can lower the amount of milk produced.
Ask you doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines
You may notice problems with your eyesight such
as blurred vision while taking this medicine. If this
happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Clomid contains lactose and sucrose
This medicine contains lactose and sucrose, which
are types of sugar. If you have been told by your
doctor that you can not tolerate some sugars, talk to
your doctor before taking Clomid.

Clomid contains a medicine called clomifene
citrate. This belongs to a group of medicines called
3. How to take Clomid
ovulation stimulants. It works by stimulating the
release of eggs from the ovary (ovulation). Clomid is
Always take Clomid exactly as your doctor has
used for some types of infertility, in women who are
told you. You should check with your doctor or
not ovulating properly.
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
• Take this medicine by mouth
• Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.
Do not crush or chew your tablets
Before you take the medicine talk to your
• Do not take more than two tablets in one day
doctor about the risks of:
• Do not take the tablets for more than five days
at a time
Becoming pregnant with more than one child at
• If you feel the effect of your medicine is not
the same time (multiple pregnancies)
working, do not change the dose yourself, but ask
your doctor
Pregnancies where the baby grows outside of the
womb (ectopic)
The usual dose is:
A possible increased risk of ovarian cancer
Adult women only:
Any pregnancy could lead to birth defects or • Your doctor will tell you when in your menstrual
miscarriage. This can happen even if you are not
cycle to start taking the tablets
taking Clomid. You should talk to your doctor • For the first course of treatment, take one tablet a
about the possible risks before you take Clomid.
day for five days
• If you do not have a period after the first course of
Do not take this medicine and tell your
treatment your doctor will increase your dose to
doctor if:
two tablets a day for five days
• You should start this second course at least
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to clomifene or
30 days after the first course
any of the other ingredients of Clomid (listed in
• You will not usually take more than three courses
Section 6 below). Signs of an allergic reaction
of treatment. If ovulation does not happen after
include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems,
three courses talk to your doctor
swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue

2. What you need to know before you take

You have or ever had liver disease
You have unusual menstrual bleeding where the
cause is not known
You have a type of cancer that is made worse by
You have a cyst on your ovary
You are pregnant. You should have a test to make
sure you are not pregnant before you take Clomid
Do not take this medicine if any of the
above apply to you.
Take special care with Clomid
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before
taking your medicine if:
You are having an early menopause or have been
told you are infertile
You have stopped having periods because you are
You have had fits or seizures in the past
You have ‘fibroids’ in your womb
You have ‘polycystic’ ovaries
Your ovaries are swollen
You have hypertriglyceridemia (an excess
of fats in the blood) or a family history of

This medicine should not be taken by children,
adolescents, men or women who have already
gone through the menopause (post-menopausal).
If you take more Clomid than you should
If you take more Clomid than you should, tell a
doctor or go to a hospital casualty department
straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. This
is so the doctor knows what you have taken.
You are likely to get over-stimulation of your ovary
(see section 4 below).
If you forget to take Clomid
If you forget a dose, talk to your doctor as you may
need to change your treatment cycle. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Clomid
Keep taking Clomid until your doctor tells you to
stop. If you stop, the treatment may not work.
If you have any further questions on the use
of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Your doctor should check for any other causes of
fertility problems before starting treatment with
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking

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4. Possible side-effects

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
Like all medicines, Clomid can cause side effects, away medicines you no longer use. These measures
although not everybody gets them.
will help protect the environment.
Stop taking Clomid and see your doctor or go to a
hospital straight away if:
6. Contents of the pack and other information
• You have an allergic reaction. The signs may
include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, What Clomid contains
swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
• Each tablet contains 50mg of the active substance,
• You have numbness, weakness or paralysis on one
clomifene citrate
side of your body, slurred speech, sudden blurred • The other ingredients are sucrose, lactose, soluble
vision, confusion or unsteadiness. These could be
starch, maize starch, magnesium stearate, iron
signs of a stroke
oxide yellow (E172), purified water
Stop taking Clomid and see a doctor straight away
if you notice any of the following serious side
effects - you may need urgent medical treatment:
• Over-stimulation of the ovary. This can lead to
pain in the pelvis, stomach or calves, swelling or
feeling bloated, passing less urine, difficulty in
breathing or an increase in weight. If this happens,
your doctor may lower your dose of Clomid
• Blurring of vision or spots or flashes in front of
the eyes. These symptoms usually get better but in
some cases they may be permanent. Your doctor
may send you for an eye examination.
• Liver problems that may cause the eyes or skin to
go yellow (jaundice)
• Sudden and severe headaches
• Mental illness such as ‘psychosis’

What Clomid looks like and contents of the pack
Clomid 50mg Tablets are beige and round marked
with M in two circles.
They are supplied in PVC and aluminium blister
packs. Pack sizes 30 or 100 tablets.
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• Increased levels of fat in the blood
(hypertriglyceridaemia) which may also cause
This leaflet does not contain all the information
inflammation of the pancreas.
about your medicine. If you have any questions
• Pain in the upper middle or upper left part of the
or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
abdomen. This could be a sign of inflammation of
the pancreas (pancreatitis).
• Cloudy lenses in the eye (cataracts)
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• Fits, feeling faint, disorientated or more tense
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than normal. Also, balance problems or feeling
dizzy (vertigo)
• Feeling tired or difficulty in sleeping (insomnia),
depression or change in moods or behaviour
• Rapid or irregular heartbeat
• Speech problems
• Skin rash or itching
• Feeling or being sick
• Flushing of the skin
• Headaches
• Swelling of the face, around the eyes, lips or
• Painful breasts
• Hair loss or thinning
• Increased levels of liver enzymes shown up in
blood tests. This can mean that your liver is not
working properly.
• Numbness or tingling on your skin (paraesthesia)
• Feeling anxious
• Feeling more nervous than usual.
There have been rare reports of ovarian cancer with
fertility drugs. Some studies suggest that prolonged
use of clomifene may increase this risk. Therefore
the recommended duration of treatment should not
be exceeded.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side
effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in the leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Clomid
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Store in the original container below 25ºC.
Do not use Clomid after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.

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