Trade Names: Clomid, Fertomid, Clomi-Hexal
Chemical Names: Clomiphene Citrate
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is the most commonly prescribed fertility drug and specifically classified as a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM). Clomid is primarily used for the fertility treatment of women and has also also found favour in male infertility. Clomid can be given to women who suffer from irregular cycles, or menstrual cycles without ovulation (anovulatory). The way Clomiphene Citrate works with the ovary and aiding in development of an egg follicle is by indirectly increasing Follicle-Stimulating-Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone. As you can see this would become very beneficial for male athletes who have just completed a steroid cycle and want to increase their own natural testosterone production.
Side effects you can expect from this drug would be that of uterine bleeding, headaches, hot flashes, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, breast discomfort as well as abdominal and pelvic discomfort. Just like Nolvadex, Clomid was reported in clinical trials to show changes in liver enzyme levels, and rare cases hepatic necrosis, hepatitis as well as fatty liver where reported.
I would strongly advise to use a very safe anabolic steroid like Primobolan Acetate or even Anavar which does not contain a C-17 alpha alkylated ion which makes it safe and less toxic to the liver, as well as the fact that majority of Anavar is metabolized outside of the liver. The reason I mention the use of these compounds is that to have an effective PCT and yield best results and aiding in a smooth transition from your cycle to your PCT, one would have to wait for the longer esters to work their way out of your system (refer to our PCT section for a list on these times), this is when it comes handy to use one of these safe short acting compounds that have very little side effects and more so very little strain on the liver. You would then be able to start a successful PCT one to two days after the discontinued use of these compounds and you will not need to worry as much about your liver function as opposed to using harsher compounds like, Winstrol, Dianabol, Anadrol and Turinabol.
I personally do not see the benefit of Clomid over Nolvadex in our PCT as all studies clearly point out that Nolvadex does a better job and is a more “pure” SERM, it is also reported that the pituitary requires higher amounts of hypothalamic Gonadotropin-releasing hormone when Clomid is used in order to achieve the same level of LH stimulation when compared to that of Tamoxifen.
Another thing I wanted to clear out is the miss conception and use of Clomid over Nolvadex for ones 19-nortestosterone (Deca Durabolin / Trenbolone, etc) Post-Cycle-Therapy. There is just no truth to this, the miss understanding came from the belief that using Nolvadex would up regulate the progestesterone receptor and you would land up with Gynecomastia because of this. However I have yet to find any medical study to provide this theory besides a study that was carried out on women that stated their was an up regulation of the progesterone receptor because of certain tissue, namely the endometrium (uterus) which is very sensitive to estrogen, and being a male I don’t think we need to worry about this one, unless we pull at straws and listen to some of the wild allegations made by Michael Shermer. And if Nolvadex was capable of doing this then why would Clomid act differently, so as you can see the logical behind it isn’t very convincing.
The reason one may get Gynecomastia on a 19-nor substances is clearly due to the increase in progesterone. The progesterone receptor is synthesized in response to estrogen, so using Clomid or Nolvadex can and will help to a degree on these compounds as it will help down regulate the progesterone receptor site. However, I would not advise the use of Clomid in combating progesterone side effects from 19-nor based compounds however to rather read our profile section on Cabaser/Dostinex and/or Parlodel (Bromocriptine) as these drugs are designed to help treat and suppress elevated prolactin levels.
As for PCT with Clomid most reports come back stating a daily dose of 100mg be taken for a period of 5-10 days in the start of our Post Cycle Therapy, and in women the usual dose is that of 50mg Clomid taken for a period of 5 days.