What is the success rate of using Clomid for infertility? Is
there a risk of multiple births?
Clomid is the brand name of the drug clomiphene, which is used to
stimulate the ovary to release an egg. It is used to treat women
who are infertile because they have no ovulation or infrequent
ovulation. Clomiphene stimulates molecules inside of cells that
are normally stimulated by the hormone estrogen. One important
function of these molecules is controlling the steps that lead to
Infertility has many causes. Failure of ovulation is one of the
most common. It is also one of the most successfully treated. If
failure to ovulate is the only problem a couple faces, the use of
clomiphene has about a 40% success rate for achieving pregnancy.
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