Clomifene, also known as clomiphene, is a medication used to treat infertility in women who do not ovulate. This includes those who have polycystic ovary syndrome. Use results in a greater chance of twins. It is taken by mouth once a day with a course of treatment generally lasting five days.
Clomiphene is used to induce ovulation (egg production) in women who do not produce ova (eggs) but wish to become pregnant (infertility). Clomiphene is in a class of medications called ovulatory stimulants. It works similarly to estrogen, a female hormone that causes eggs to develop in the ovaries and be released.
Clomiphene is usually prescribed for women to help with ovulation. In men, the application of Clomiphene causes an increase in follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. As a result, the natural production of testosterone is also increased. This effect is obviously beneficial for the athlete, especially at the end of a cycle where endogenous testosterone levels are below normal. Clomiphene will gradually increase testosterone levels during its intake period.
Clomiphene is also effective as an anti-estrogen. With the addition of Clomiphene, the athlete has the dual effect of blocking some of the effects of estrogen, while increasing the endogenous production of testosterone.
Users often take the drug at a dose of 100-150 mg daily for 4-6 weeks after the end of a cycle. Users often add substances such as HCG and Proviron to make their PCT plan even stronger and more effective.