Active Ingredients: Clomiphene
Although the therapeutic armamentarium has expanded significantly in recent years, clomiphene citrate CC remains the most commonly prescribed ovulation-inducing medication and is the most appropriate initial choice in the largest majority of anovulatory infertile women.
Basal body temperature BBT recordings, serum progesterone determinations, or other means of demonstrating ovulatory dysfunction OPK, endometrial biopsy, serial transvaginal ultrasound examinations are unnecessary when menstrual history alone is diagnostic.
Acanthosis nigricans is often observed in women with underlying insulin resistance or frank diabetes and merits a formal evaluation to exclude these diagnoses.
Screening for thyroid disorders serum thyroid-stimulating hormone and hyperprolactinemia serum prolactin is prudent before beginning CC treatment because both require additional preliminary evaluation and both are most effectively treated with medications other than CC.
Amenorrheic patients require additional evaluation to determine whether circulating estrogen levels are normal or frankly low.
Any attempt at ovulation induction is generally futile in patients with elevated serum FSH levels. To be effective, CC depends on normal operation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian feedback mechanism. In patients with low circulating estrogen levels and low or normal FSH concentrations, that feedback mechanism is clearly not operating normally; if it were, FSH levels would be frankly elevated.
Consequently, successful ovulation induction will require exogenous pulsatile GnRH treatment to reestablish normal communication between the hypothalamus and pituitary, or exogenous gonadotropins to stimulate the ovary directly.
Anovulatory women with a long history of oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea merit preliminary evaluation of the endometrium to ensure that they have not developed hyperplasia or neoplasia as a consequence of long-term unopposed estrogen stimulation, regardless of their age.
Endometrial biopsy is diagnostic, but is not always necessary. Transvaginal ultrasound examination and measurement of endometrial thickness is a useful screening tool for identifying those having an abnormally thickened endometrium.
In the absence of any data to define the thickness that should be regarded as an indication for biopsy in the asymptomatic individual, thickness greater than 10 mm e.
Although successful ovulation induction and cyclic endogenous progesterone production will normalize the hyperplastic endometrium within one to three cycles, preliminary treatment with progestational agents is generally recommended before attempts at ovulation induction with CC begin in earnest.
Before CC treatment begins, other important causes of infertility should be excluded. Ovulation induction will achieve little purpose if significant male, uterine, or tubal factors are also present.
Preliminary semen analysis is always wise. Standard incremental clomiphene treatment regimen. Those regimens also should not be considered as a prerequisite for medical of more aggressive treatment strategies e.
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