Infertility Fast Facts
Couples approximately in the United States, or 10 percent of all couples of childbearing age, have difficulty conceiving.
Clomid Treatment for Male Infertility
Fertility Medication, Clomid is used to Increase Low Sperm Counts
Most commonly seen as a medication for female infertility, Clomid is now being used to help treat male infertility as well. Clomid is prescribed for men with hormonal imbalances. Specifically, this medication helps with testosterone, a hormone that can affect a man’s sperm count.
Clomid works by motivating the pituitary gland to produce more follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), which can increase testosterone and can lead to higher levels of sperm production.
Men who are taking Clomid to improve sperm production must take Clomid on a daily basis because new sperm is produced every day. Usually, doctors prescribe 25mg of Clomid, or half a tablet per day. Based upon the lab results, the Clomid dose can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs. While male patients are taking Clomid, their hormone levels should be monitored regularly to ensure an adequate response to the medication.
Currently, researchers are evaluating the true effectiveness of Clomid and male factor infertility.