Problems of infertility affect many aspects of life causing the medical and psychological issues. Clomid 50 mg tablet is a modern drug that has already helped many couples. But when using it, you should remember that Clomid and alcohol are completely incompatible.
Features of the drug
Clomid is a reasonably strong agent of the gynecological series, belonging to the group of antiestrogens. Its active ingredient is artificially synthesized clomiphene citrate. Even in small doses, the drug enhances the secretion of gonadotropins, which gives a noticeable effect on the stimulation of ovulation in women and suppresses androgen deficiency and oligospermia in men.
Clomid rapidly dissolves in the human body and is slowly removed from it (the period of 50% of existence in the body is estimated as 5-7 days), which underlies the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. For men, the treatment course can last up to 4 months (50 mg 1-2 times a day).
Appointment of the drug
One of the most common causes of male infertility is oligospermia, expressed in the deterioration of the production of gonadotropic hormones. Both objective and subjective reasons can cause the disease.
Objective causes of the treatment with Clomid include:
- diseases of the endocrine system;
- genetic pathologies;
- chronic diseases (bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.);
- catarrhal processes.
Subjective causes are associated with an incorrect lifestyle. It is, above all, poor-quality nutrition, lack of exercise, hypothermia, alcohol abuse.
Alcohol takes one of the first places in this list.
In the case when a person has been treated for alcoholism, the elimination of signs of oligospermia takes a very long time, which is caused by a decrease in the effectiveness of drugs.
For the treatment of male infertility, taking Clomid has a noticeable positive effect. Clomid can not completely defeat the disease, but it can provide short-term help with a significant increase in sperm for the period of its intake. The positive effect of the drug is noted in more than 95% of cases of treatment. After discontinuing the medication, the disease can manifest itself with the same strength.
The action of Clomid
Clomid is taken orally in the form of a powder or 50 mg tablets and then quickly absorbed into the body. The drug in small doses stimulates the production of gonadotropins: prolactin, follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones and ovulation.
If the concentration of endogenous estrogen is insufficient, this agent can cause a mild estrogenic effect. If the level of estrogen is significantly exceeded, then the drug performs an anti-estrogenic effect.
In this case, suppressing circulating estrogens, it increases the secretion of gonadotropins.
The therapeutic properties of Clomid are largely determined by its slow release from the human body. Only after seven days, its elimination reaches 50%.
A long period of exposure and stimulation of the release of additional spermatozoa makes it possible to increase the functional abilities of male sex cells. The probability of conception of a child during this period is considerably high, which is noted by many studies.
Remains of the drug and its derivatives are excreted with feces, which does not create an additional risk for the kidneys and liver. Accordingly, people suffering from diseases of these organs can take the drug.
In general, the course of treatment with Clomid is long enough, up to 6-8 weeks.
During the treatment, the level of spermatozoa should be controlled.
Clomid can cause noticeable side effects, especially during the initial treatment period. At this time, blurred vision, allergic manifestations, the emergence of rapid fatigue and weakness can occur.
Combining the drug with alcohol at any dose significantly increases the likelihood and severity of allergic reactions and provokes a depressed state. Also, nausea, vomiting, unreasonable irritability, psychological depression may be more intensified.
The therapeutic effect of the drug in the presence of alcohol in the blood practically reduces to zero.
The effectiveness of the drug
Clomid’s uniqueness lies in the fact that the drug provides effective help to both women and men. The practice of using it shows that during the period of treatment the probability of conception of a child is significantly increased. If a man has oligospermia, this probability increases to almost 98%.
Clomid has undoubted positive feedback, but it doesn’t mean that a person can take this drug without consulting a doctor. The dose, periodicity, and duration of drug administration can be determined only by a specialist after a comprehensive examination.