Trade names: Clomiphene citrate, Klostilbegit, Dinerik
Clomid-info.com in conventional medicine is used, as a rule, to stimulate ovulation. Clomid stimulates the release of gonadotropins through the release of certain hormones.
And it restores the ovulatory cycle in women. Although the medication is intended for women, its effect is also manifested in men. Clomid has a strong effect on the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes reflex arc.
It stimulates the pituitary gland to release more gonadotropins, which leads to a rapid increase in the amount of follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones in the blood. As a result, the level of endogenous testosterone rises. Clomid acts primarily when, due to the intake of anabolic-androgenic steroids, its own testosterone production is suppressed.
In most cases, Clomid normalizes testosterone levels and spermatogenesis within 10-14 days. Therefore, it is taken as soon as steroids are stopped. During this time, it is extremely important to restore testosterone production as quickly as possible to minimize the loss of strength and muscle mass. Even better results are achieved when Clomid is combined with CHG or when Clomid is taken after treatment with CHG drugs.
The difference between Clomid and HCT is that Clomid has a direct effect on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland and activates the entire reflex arc, while CHG enhances the effect of luteinizing hormone, which in turn stimulates the testicular cells to produce more testosterone. Because HCT, unlike Clomid, already a few hours after taking it, significantly increases testosterone levels, then many athletes first take HCT and Clomid after it (see Gonadotropin).
Although Clomid is a synthetic estrogen, it acts, paradoxically, as an antiestrogen. It blocks the stronger estrogens produced by aromatization. This, of course, does not prevent the aromatization of steroids, but the multiplied estrogens are still mostly inactivated. Severe water retention and possible feminization phenomena can be suppressed or completely eliminated.
Because Clomid is weaker than Proviron, Nolvadex and Teslac in its antiestrogenic effect, it is used mainly as a testosterone stimulator.
Side effects are very rare at reasonable doses. Possible phenomena are menopausal sweats, in some cases – visual disturbances, which are expressed in blurred images or in circles in front of the eyes. In case of visual impairment, the manufacturers of the drug advise to stop taking Clomid forever. Liver dysfunctions are not excluded, but unlikely. Women may experience ovarian enlargement with lower abdominal pain. Clomid stimulates the ovaries. The possibility of multiple pregnancies is increased.
With regard to dosage, 50-100 mg per day (1-2 tablets) is usually sufficient. The tablets are usually taken after meals with some liquid. When taking more tablets, it is recommended to divide the daily dose into equal multiple doses. Duration of intake should not exceed 10-14 days. Most athletes start with 100 mg per day, taking 50 mg in the morning and evening after meals. On the fifth day of administration, the dose is often reduced to one 50 mg tablet per day.
It is not necessary to take the medication for more than 10-14 days in order to increase the level of endogenous testosterone. Because Clomid should not be used for a longer time, then its use as an antiestrogen disappears by itself, because for this purpose it should have been applied for more than a few weeks.