Clomifene (Clomid, Serophene, Milophene)

  • what "fertility pills" are usually made of
  • used to treat female infertility due to anovulation (lack of ovulation)
    • doesn't work if infertility is caused by the dude (defective or lack of spermies) or woman's infertility is caused by ovarian dysfunction
  • inhibits the negative feedback action of estrogen in the anterior pituitary gland, resulting in increased release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) - this leads to a higher rate of ovulation and hence increased potential for pregnancy
  • can actually cause multiple ovulation, increasing the risk of multiple births
    • sometimes four or five ova are released and fertilized - say hello to the local news crew, quintuplets!
  • actually is a mixture of two geometric isomers, enclomifene and zuclomifene
  • used (abused?) by some male bodybuilders to block the estrogen-like effects (e.g. man titties!) produced by anabolic steroids and restore the body's natural production of testosterone (which is lost with steroid use)

1 chemically inspired comments:

david said...

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