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Are you or your partner desiring pregnancy but unable to conceive because of ovulatory dysfunction? If you consult a doctor and are prescribed Clomid, be sure you are told the full consequences Clomid can have on your unborn child.

What is Clomid?

Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is medication prescribed to women with ovulatory dysfunctions that prevent them from conceiving. If a woman desires to have children but is prevented from doing so naturally, Clomid can effectively reset a woman’s body to it’s natural ovulating state so she may have the chance of falling pregnant. However, it is a powerful drug that a patient should only use with extreme caution and full understanding of the consequences.

Clomid Prescription

The use of Clomid is limited to women. It is prescribed to women who want to fall pregnant, but for reasons to do with their reproductive health are unable to. Clomid is prescribed if ovulation is not occurring naturally, due to conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Clomid can encourage ovulation to begin again and therefore for a woman’s body to prepare itself for pregnancy.

Clomid – Category X Drug

Clomid is a category X drug. It has been tested on humans, not just animals, and is known to have adverse affects on the fetus’ development. Medical studies on humans who take this drug while pregnant have shown their unborn child is at a high risk of suffering fetal abnormalities during the early stages of development, with greatest risk during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Advserse Effects of Clomid Use

While Clomid can enable a woman to conceive, a woman should be aware of the potential risk to her child by using this drug. What is most concerning is the risk of birth defects that a child can suffer if the mother conceives while still taking Clomid. Click here for more on Clomid and birth defects.

These various birth defects require complex and costly medical procedures to fix and further costs to be able to care for the child throughout his or her life. Therefore a woman should not attempt to conceive while using Clomid, and should use it in conjunction with a strong contraceptive.

Consult an Attorney

If you, or your baby, have suffered adverse health consequences following the use of Clomid, then you should consult with an experienced injury and product liability attorney right away. You may be entitled to bring an action.