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Brand name: Serophene

Serophene is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) clomifene. On this page you will find out more about Serophene, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: clomifene

Information for medicine and pack size:
Serophene 50 mg uncoated tablet, 10

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance round flat bevelled white tablet. Engraved 'S' on one and scored on the other side.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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