Clomiphene, also known as Clomid or Serophene, is a popular first-line medication in fertility clinics.
It is not popular because it is especially efficacious. It isn’t, really. And for many patients there are real risks for multiple pregnancy and ‘anti estrogenic’ side effects such as hot flashes and depression.
But clomiphene is inexpensive and easy to take. That’s why it is first line. When it works, it often works quickly to increase the chances for ovulation of 2-3 eggs at a time.
The problem is that the manufacturer of one of the versions of clomiphene mis-judged demand. That means there was a run on the other product too. Right now, in Canada, it is very difficult to find any version of clomiphene.
We have heard that availability may be anticipated for April 2015.