The U. Food and Drug Administration FDA approved this oral fertility medication for use in women who are unable to become pregnant. It affects the hormone balance within the body and promotes ovulation. The FDA approved Clomid only for use in women.
Does Clomid work for male infertility?
Clomid for men: Does it increase male fertility?
The physicians at Texas Fertility Center want patients to know that male factor infertility is just as common as female infertility. Many factors can cause fertility issues in men, including structural problems and hormonal imbalances. As a result, there are many treatments available to address the causes of male factor infertility. One treatment is clomiphene citrate , or Clomid, a medication that our Austin fertility specialists also use to treat female infertility. Physicians suggest Clomid for men with low sperm counts. In some men, a low sperm count is caused by a low testosterone level. It might seem logical to give more testosterone to a man with a low testosterone level; however, doing so can actually decrease his sperm count.
Clomid for Men: Does It Increase Fertility?
You may think of Clomid as primarily a female fertility drug —and it's true that it only has FDA approval for treatment of female infertility. But Clomid can be used to treat some cases of male infertility. These cases are considered "off-label" use.
Author information: 1 Department of Physiology, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur. Infertility is on the rise in today's world. A subnormal sperm count is frequently encountered in infertile couples. Clomiphene citrate, 1-[p- beta-diethyl aminoethoxy phenyl]-1,2-diphenyl chloroethylene, is an orally active nonsteroidal agent distantly related to diethylstilbestrol.