is a medication used for the treatment of infertility among women. It stimulates increased amount of hormones
vital to the growth and release of mature eggs for ovulation.
Androxal is available in tablet form. It is marketed under the brand names Clomin, Milophene
, and Ikaclomin
Women who are having difficulties getting pregnant may take Androxal. It may also be used in tandem with a medicine called Metformin
to help patients ovulate and become pregnant.
Studies reveal that 70 % of those who used Androxal were able to ovulate, a good majority of them during the first months of the treatment. Of that population, about 15-50% were able to become pregnant.
Women are prescribed to take 50 milligrams of Androxal for 5 days beginning on the fifth day of their menstrual cycle
. In case ovulation does not happen, dosage can be increased to 100 milligrams for 5 days a month after the previous dosage. It is not advised however that the women take Androxal after 6 treatment cycles.
Following the dosing schedule is important for patients to get the best results. Patients should not take the tablet for a longer period than the doctor prescribed. In case of a missed dose, patients should immediately inform their doctors for instructions. It is not recommended that patients take double doses to catch up on their dosing schedule.
For best results, physicians may look into several records like the body temperature of the patient. Patients may also take ovulation tests prior to taking Androxal.
Patients of Androxal may experience side effects such as upset stomach
, hot flashes, pelvic fullness, cephalalgia, breast
tenderness, or dizziness
. In case any of these symptoms persist, patients should immediately notify their physicians. Most of the time, the chances of a patient experiencing these side effects are low.
Patients may also experience changes in their vision such as seeing flashes while taking Androxal. This is especially true if they are exposed to intense lighting. This may go away after a couple of days after treatment.
Other serious side effects may also occur like vaginal bleeding and changes in moods. Some patients may also experience severe pain or swelling
in the pelvic area, diarrhea
, difficulty in breathing, chest pain
, irregular heartbeat
, and swelling of the legs
Before agreeing to take Androxal, women should inform their doctor about any history of atopy to medications. Women should also consult their physician about their conditions such as liver
illness, vaginal bleeding, uncontrolled thyroid, and pituitary tumor before agreeing to use Androxal.
There have been cases in the past where the use of Androxal resulted in the patient having multiple births like twins and triplets.
Women are also advised against engaging in activities that require mental alertness such as driving since Androxal can make a person dizzy or suffer from blurred vision.
Patients should inform their physicians or pharmacist about all the prescription medicines they are using before taking Androxal.
Androxal has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of androxal is C26H28ClNO
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-[(Z)-2-chloro-1,2-di(phenyl)ethenyl]phenoxy]-N,N-diethylethanamine
• Molecular weight is 405.9596 g/mol
• Androxal available : 50mg tablets