Contraindications for Clomiphene


Clomiphene is considered to be one of the safest drugs that induce ovulation. It rarely causes side effects and has a small number of contraindications in comparison to similar drugs. Some diseases and pathological changes in the organism can be the only serious obstruction to taking the drug. More information about contraindications for Clomiphene will be discussed in this material.

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When suffering from what diseases is it not recommended to take Clomiphene?

The use of clomiphene may worsen the condition of women who have been diagnosed with the following disorders:

  • Benign or malignant tumors of the genitals;
  • ovarian cyst;
  • Pituitary tumor or its dysfunction;
  • Renal and hepatic failure;
  • Organic diseases of the nervous system;
  • Endometriosis (excessive growth of the endometrium);
  • Uterine bleeding of unknown origin;
  • Vision impairment;
  • Ovarian failure caused by a high content of prolactin (hyperprolactinaemia).

The appearance of the symptoms of ovarian hyper stimulation and the frequent occurrence of side effects is a good reason to correct the dosage of the drug or to completely stop taking it.

Since Clomiphene increases the risk of blood clots, its use is not recommended for women with a tendency towards thrombosis. If it is vital to take the drug in order to conceive, one can consult a doctor about the use of anticoagulants.

Clomiphene is also prohibited in cases of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug. In this situation the use of the drug causes severe allergic reactions and leads to worsening of a patient`s health.


Clomiphene is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Studies on the effect of the drug on the fetus and the baby's body have not yet been conducted. Therefore, the use of medication during gestation or nursing a baby can have unpredictable consequences.

Other contraindications for Clomiphene

Doctors do not advise women to take Clomiphene (Clomid) whose work requires fast mental and physical reactions. Sometimes the aftermath of the drug includes little confusion in actions or retardation of movements. In addition, women who do not yet know how their body reacts to Clomiphene are not recommended to drive after being treated with the drug.

A research on limitations of the drug is a key aspect of being safely treated with Clomiphene. If the listed contraindications in this article do not concern you, you can be sure that the pharmaceutical agent to stimulate ovulation will not be harmful for your health.