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Clomid

Description

Clomid is a medication that has been widely used to enhance fertility in both men and women, for decades. Clomid works by stimulating the pituitary gland to signal the testicles to increase testosterone production. Ultimately, using Clomid is like telling your body to make more testosterone, versus administering it through gels, pellets, or injections.

  • While using injections, gels and pellets can increase T levels, they have side effects, including testicular shrinkage over time.
  • With extended use, this can cause fertility issues, as well as a physiological dependence on T supplementation (the body can begin to permanently cease its own T production).

Full Drug Facts

Clomid Uses
Clomid is a pill that is taken by mouth vs. gels, shots or pellets. Fertility is preserved in younger patients, and no testicular shrinkage is associated. Side effects can include blurry vision from over-stimulation of the pituitary gland, or from too much testosterone production, such as feeling over-aggressive or short-tempered. In all cases, the dosage would be reduced and optimized.

Clomid works to varying degrees depending on how responsive the testicles are to the medication, age, and other medical conditions, but often works just as well as any other testosterone treatment.

Sometimes, it may take longer to see the benefits of Clomid than with injection therapy. Having said that, our preference is to start patients on a trial of Clomid prior to initiating what could result in a lifelong commitment to testosterone injections. The benefit of Clomid for testosterone treatment is that you can stop at any time, vs T injections, gels or pellets that can semi-permanently reduce testicular production of testosterone when taken over long periods of time.

A typical patient who starts on Clomid therapy is younger and potentially planning on having children soon or in the future. Testosterone injections, pellets and gels can potentially be harmful for fertility when taken for prolonged durations of time.

If you have any questions regarding Clomid and our professional advice and services, drop us a note or give us a call at 512-481-2961.