Clomid®, also known as clomiphene citrate, is a prescription fertility drug used to stimulate ovulation in women who wish to get pregnant but suffer from anovulation, an ovarian condition that inhibits a woman’s ability to ovulate.
The drug is the most widely used fertility drug and has been on the market since 1967, when it was used to treat infrequent menstruation.
Clomid has been classified by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a Pregnancy Category X drug, which means it has a potential connection to birth defects in infants.
Furthermore, a recent study reported by The Oxford Journal of Human Reproduction uncovered a potential link between the use of clomiphene citrate (Clomid) and several life-threatening birth defects, affecting the:
You should never stop taking any prescription drug without first consulting with your doctor, but if you or someone you know took Clomid and had a child with birth defects, contact our drug injury lawyers immediately for a free and confidential case evaluation.
"Use of clomiphene citrate and birth defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2005," J. Reefhuis, M.A. Honein, L.A. Schieve, S.A. Rasmussen and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. The Oxford Journal of Human Reproduction. October 2010.
Clomid® is a registered trademark of Sanofi-Aventis U.S. and is used here only to identify the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with The Oxford Journal of Human Reproduction, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or Sanofi-Aventis U.S.
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