Since this is a fertility drug that can induce ovulation, the important thing to remember is that one of the side effects of Clomid is that it increases the chance of having multiple births.
How it works
Clomid and ovulation works by preventing the hormone estrogen to work on the hypothalamus which, in turn, results in the release of follicle stimulating hormones. The higher the level of the follicle stimulating hormone, the more ovarian follicles there are to eventually rupture and cause ovulation.
One of the main side effects of Clomid is that there is the possibility of multiple births, probably twins, as a result of taking the medication. Seven out of every one hundred women who take the drug will have twins. The chances of having anything more than twins, i.e. triplets or quadruplets, are low.
Another of the Clomid side effects is an enlargement of the ovary. It is a reversible condition, but can sometimes lead to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. A complication mainly caused by fertility drugs. It can also lead to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Among the side effects of Clomid, there may be times when women who take the drug experience some abdominal pain and discomfort, weight gain, nausea and vomiting, or hot flashes. Also, depending on the dosage taken, some women might have blurred vision.
It is important to note the potential side effects of any drug you are taking so you know what to expect. It is also advisable to consult a medical professional or fertility expert before taking any medication to induce ovulation and, especially, to learn more about the side effects of Clomid.