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.