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Brand name: Serophene TM

Active ingredients: clomifene

What it is used for

Serophene is indicated in the treatment of ovulatory failure in patients desiring pregnancy, whose partners have adequate sperm and who have potentially functional hypothalamic-hypophyseal ovarian systems and adequate endogenous oestrogens. Impediments to this goal must be excluded or adequately treated before beginning therapy. Administration of Serophene is indicated only in patients with demonstrated ovulatory dysfunction and in whom the following conditions apply: 1. Demonstration of normal liver function. 2. Physiological indications of normal or near normal endogenous oestrogen levels should be present (as estimated from vaginal smears, endometrial biopsy, assay of urinary or serum oestrogen or from bleeding in response to progesterone). Reduced oestrogen levels, while less favourable, do not prevent successful therapy. 3. Clomiphene citrate therapy is not effective in patients with primary pituitary or ovarian failure. It cannot substitute for appropriate therapy of other disturbances leading to ovulatory dysfunction, e.g. diseases of the thyroid or adrenals. 4. Patients with abnormal uterine bleeding should be thoroughly evaluated prior to initiating clomiphene citrate therapy. It is most important that neoplastic lesions are detected.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

round flat bevelled white tablet. Engraved 'S' on one and scored on the other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient clomifene

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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