SEROPHENE is very useful in treating female infertility and it works by helping to produce more hormones that cause your ovaries to release 1 or more eggs.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take SEROPHENE by mouth with a meal to avoid an upset stomach or without one.
SEROPHENE works best when taken 30 to 60 minutes before initiating sexual activity. But in some people, it works equally well when taken up to 4 hours before sexual activity. So, it works differently in different people. Ovulation usually occurs 5 to 10 days after a dose of Serophene.
The dosage should not increase more than once in a day (24 hours).
Drug Class and Mechanism
SEROPHENE falls under ovulatory and it works by helping to produce more hormones that cause your ovaries to release 1 or more eggs.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store SEROPHENE at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F(15 and 30 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Doctors advise against using SEROPHENE if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like abnormal vaginal bleeding; ovarian cysts (small growths on the ovaries) or enlargement not due to polycystic ovarian syndrome; blockage of blood vessels (blood clots) in the legs, lungs, or other parts of the body.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
Your condition might be monitored or the dosage might be modified to suit you if you have conditions like liver problems, uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal gland problems, or a brain lesion (e.g., pituitary gland tumor).
SEROPHENE may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using SEROPHENE. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
SEROPHENE must be used with caution for elderly. Do not use while you are pregnant.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using SEROPHENE as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include blurred vision or vision problems (spots or flashes); breast tenderness; dizziness; enlarged breasts; enlargement of the ovaries; flushing; headache; hot flashes; lightheadedness; mood change; nausea; pelvic pain or bloating; stomach pain; vomiting.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)increased risk of cancer of the ovaries; over stimulation of the ovaries; spontaneous abortion.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.