Active substance: clomiphene citrate
Tradenames: Clomiphene citrate, Cyneric, Clomid, Clostilbegyt
Clomid is prescribed to stimulate ovulation in women. It is an non-steroidal ovarian stimulant. It acts by interacting with the estrogen receptors, often in a antagonist way, in different tissues in the body such as the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovaries, vagina, cervix. An important aspect is that this drug will oppose the negative feedback of estrogen on the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis, increasing the production of gonadotropins (LH and FSH). That raises fertility!
Basically, Clomid is a synthetic form of estrogen, similar in structure to tamoxifen. Partly in men acts as an anti-estrogen, and can prevent some unwanted estrogenic side effects of anabolic steroids, but is weaker than Proviron, Nolvadex or Teslac. But because it raises the levels of LH and FSH it increases the production of endogenous testosterone. This effect is especially beneficial at the end of steroid cycle, when the body testosterone production is very low. In this case Clomid is very effective in combination with tamoxifen. If testosterone is not quickly restored to normal a decline in size and strength can happen.
WARNING: some patients can experience visual disturbances when using clomiphene citrate, such as blurry vision, spots or flashes. These symptoms usually occur at high doses and disappear after a few days. In rare cases these symptoms persist after discontinuation and are not reversible. These side effects affect the capacity of operating vehicles. If such visual symptoms occur discontinue use immediately and never use clomiphene citrate again.
Side effects are rare, Clomid is usually well tolerated. There may be redness of certain areas or hot flushes (10.4% of users), abdominal discomfort (5.5%), nausea / vomiting (2.2%), visual symptoms (1.5%), headache (1.3%).
For the antiestrogenic effect the dose is 50-100 mg / day, but usually is not used like this, tamoxifen being a much better choice . It is more often used in doses of 50-100 mg / day for 30 days after the end of a steroid cycle, to restore testosterone production. It is mostly used in conjunction with other drugs in post cycle therapy.