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Side effects of taking Siphene - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am 26 years old female, trying to conceive from April 2010, doctor has advised me to take Siphene 100mg, is Siphene safe? I have read on internet that it has lot of side effects, please advise.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   My wife is 26 years old , we are trying to conceive from April 2010, doctor has advised me to take Siphene 100mg, is Siphene safe? I have read on internet that it has lot of side effects, please advise.
Doctor :   Let me read, your query
Doctor :   Does your wife have any other medical condition other than this?
User :   nope, everything else is normal
User :   periods are +/- 2/3 days
Doctor :   does she have any liver conditions ?
User :   no
Doctor :   May i know the medical diagnosis for the difficulty to concieve ?
User :   nothing, we went to the doctor for the first time, she checked Blood Pressure, Weight, said that they are normal and recommended Siphene 100mg
Doctor :   As such SIPHENE or clomiphene citrate is a safe drug , widely used to treat infertility due to anovulation
Doctor :   How long have you been married ?
User :   11/2 year
Doctor :   Have you had difficulty concieving ?
User :   One and half year
User :   yes, we have been trying since April this year
Doctor :   Is your wife having regular periods prior and after being married ?
Doctor :   Has your semen analysis been done ?
User :   yes, as i mentioned +/- 2/3 days
User :   only once she did not get periods for 1 and half months
User :   that was in June 2009
Doctor :   Any Ultrasound pelvis done ?
User :   this never happened before/ after
User :   no
Doctor :   basically SIPHENE is given for women with irregular periods, and not ovulating, so that proper cycles can begin and ovulation can occur.
Doctor :   May I know what were the investigations done prior to starting of SIPHENE ?
User :   hmm, that's what I read on internet so I am confused
User :   Blood pressure, Weight and then dates of last 6 periods
User :   only this much
Doctor :   Any semen analysis done ?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   WHEN was siphene started and how long have you been on that ?
Doctor :   Is there any change in her cycles after being on that ?
User :   no, not yet started, since today is her first day of cycle, we are advised to start on 5th day onwards till 10th day
Doctor :   to achieve pregnancy , a lot of factors come into consideration, sperm count, then timing of sexual activity corresponding to that of ovulation,etc.
User :   ok, so then what is your advise, should she start taking the tablets?
Doctor :   since i dint have the opportunity to physically examine you, and have the complete history, I would advise you to take a second opinion.
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   taking the medication, will not harm
Doctor :   you in any way
Doctor :   But if the cause of not having a child is not clear, medications may not help
User :   so, we can try it for one month and then may be take the second opinion
Doctor :   My opinion is to know whats the exact problem and then decide on the treatment
User :   ok, thanks doctor
Doctor :   Yes you can go ahead, with the medicine for 1 month
Doctor :   Its good that it helps,
Doctor :   the knowledge of safe period and fertile periods during a womens period is important
Doctor :   for having a child
Doctor :   sex b/w 10th day & the 20 th day of the cycle is the fertile period
User :   we have been advised to make love from 10th to 20th day, every alternative day
Doctor :   that is right
Doctor :   If you were following the SAME pattern before , you would not have any problem concieving, unless there was a specific reason.
Doctor :   Are you following me ?
User :   yep, something like that only, but we were doing every day
Doctor :   May I know the age of your wife ?
User :   26years
Doctor :   It does not matter if you have sex daily or not
User :   ok
Doctor :   but the logic of alternate days, is that you will have enough sperms in the semen, which can be effective
User :   ok
Doctor :   But practically the human testes produces millions of sperms daily.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So i would advise you to try the medications, for a month, and probably they will work since it just increases the no of ovum produced and increases the chances of atleast one being fertilised
User :   ok, thanks doctor
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   GOOD luck,
User :   :)
Doctor :   I hope you become a father soon,
User :   Thanks once again
Doctor :   Do you have any other query
User :   No
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me, here
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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