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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Clomid vs Nolvadex

Rata rata klinik/hospital menggunakan clomid sebagai ubat membantu merangsang telur.
Tapi, semasa rawatan di KL Fertility, saya diberikan Nolvadex.
Harga pun lebih kurang clomid kot. Tak tahu la sbb saya mmg tak pernah ambil clomid seumur hidup ini.
Sebiji Nolvadex berharga RM10.60. Utk 10 biji - RM106.00
Contoh. Gambar dari Google
Nolvadex ni kebanyakannnya digunakan utk pesakit breast cancer. Tapi, ada juga yang gunakan nolvadex sebagai merangsang ovulation.
Nolvadex diberikan utk dimakan selama 5 hari (sehari 2 biji).
Nurse advise makan sebelum tidur takut effect pening.
Tapi, Alhamdulillah, masa saya consume takde la effect apa pun :)

Apa beza Clomid dan Nolvadex?
Boleh google saja. Byk article (esp in English) bagitahu tentang ni.
Tapi ada satu web ni bagi pemahaman yang senang difahami.

What is Nolvadex?
Nolvadex blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the body. Since nolvadex is an effective estrogen antagonist, it is also used in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. In addition, nolvadex preserves fertility in breast cancer patients while they undergo treatment.

Women with breast cancer who are in the pre-menopausal and post-menopausal stages are likely to receive tamoxifen as part of their treatment. Although, research shows that tamoxifen is more effective in pre-menopausal women, whereas aromatase inhibitors are more effective in the treatment of post-menopausal women with breast cancer.

Tamoxifen and Female Infertility
Tamoxifen works to help improve female fertility by inducing and regulating ovulation. Your doctor may prescribe tamoxifen to you for a short time period if you are not able to take clomiphene. Tamoxifen produces similar effects as clomid in stimulating the ovaries, but can only be taken on a short-term basis.

In fact, tamoxifen effectively induces ovulation in 65 to 75% of the women using this fertility drug. This success rate matches that of clomiphene. Although, tamoxifen can also increase the odds of getting pregnant by 30 to 35%, it has a lower success rate than clomiphene.

Side Effects of Tamoxifen
Women taking tamoxifen make experience a few side effects. Some of the side effects of tamoxifen include:

blood clots (thrombosis)
dizziness
endometrial cancer
endometriosis
hair and/or nail thinning
headaches
indigestion
irregular menstruation
nausea
visual problems
voice changes
weight gain

Taking Tamoxifen
Tamoxifen is taken in a tablet form, once a day, daily. It should be taken at the same time everyday. Tamoxifen can be taken with or without food, depending on your personal choice. Tamoxifen as a fertility treatment is taken for a short period of time, although as a part of a breast cancer treatment it can be prescribed for long periods of time, that is 2 to 5 years.

If tamoxifen is being taken to help induce ovulation, consult your doctor about the risk of multiple births with the use of this fertility drug. Some studies show that tamoxifen increases the risk of twins by 10%. Although, this fertility drug has not been linked to birth defects yet, women are strongly advised to stop taking tamoxifen when trying to conceive. Since it should not be used during any stages of pregnancy.

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