Serophene is a synthetic, orally active medication used to treat women who cannot become pregnant due to different causes including hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance can occur because of bad habits such as drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, etc., which in their turn have their own effects. Serophene doesn’t consist of steroids and is a fertility medicine. The main use of this drug is to help become pregnant. Thus, if you have a disease that makes it impossible for you to become pregnant, it won’t help as it is used to overcome some factors that prevent you from becoming pregnant.
What Does Serophene Do?
Serophene mostly influences the pituitary gland. Considering the condition of the patient and the dose, Serophene can have different effects. The most desirable one is becoming pregnant. The drug helps the ovulation process by increasing the amount of hormones and stimulates the growth and release of a mature fertilized egg.
Right Way to Take Serophene
Serophene should be taken once for 5 days starting from the 5th day of the menstrual period. The best effect is reached when taken in the morning with some water or food to prevent upset stomach, when you use tablets. Besides, you will have to perform a pelvic examination before you begin the treatment course. Ovulation will probably happen within 5 to 10 days after you take the medication. Usually, Serophene isn’t used more than 3 times, i.e. more than 3 menstrual periods in a row. The best way is to take Serophene exactly as it was prescribed by your healthcare provider. You shouldn’t take more or less of this medication until your doctor tells you to.
Depending on what is treated, an average dose of the remedy may vary from 5 mg up to 100 mg. It all depends on the condition of the patient. It is obvious that the more difficult the situation is, the more of the drug is necessary. Yet a very big dose may cause such health problems as vaginal bleeding, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, etc. Usually patients are prescribed with one tablet a day, but sometimes doctors can raise the dose to two tablets a day.
Contraindications, Cautions and Warnings
Serophene shouldn’t be taken as a pregnancy test or prevent miscarriage. The use of tobacco or alcohol is restricted, because it can harm the organism in a combination with hormone containing medication. You shouldn’t take Serophene if you have had blood clots, bleeding in the brain, liver disease, cancer of any female organs, etc. You have to ask your doctor whether you are allowed to take this medication.
Possible Side Effects
Adverse reactions usually occur when your organism is weakened by the recent disease or if you have congenital intolerance to one of the components of the medication. In case with Serophene, they are mood swings, trouble sleeping, weight gain or loss, vaginal bleeding or even heart attack. Be careful with this medication, so seek immediate medical attention in case of any side effects occurrence or overdose.