Clomiphene Citrate does not belong to anabolic/androgenic steroids group; its chief role is to stimulate the hypophysis to release more gonadotropins. Gonadotropins are protein hormones that are secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland and stimulate faster and higher release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH and LH release resulted in an increase of body’s own testosterone level. Normally, Clomiphene Citrate helps in sustaining the required and normal level of testosterone within 10-14 days of its intake. Basically, Clomiphene Citrate is a non-steroidal drug known by various names, such as Clomifene, Clomifert and Clomiphene. Used traditionally for the treatment of female infertility cases especially due to polycystic ovary syndrome, the drug is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). In bodybuilding or other sports, Clomiphene Citrate is prescribed for its multiple health benefits and less side effects as it is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid. Being an anti-estrogen, the drug helps in restoring the natural production of testosterone by the body. It is mainly prefered because it is a “recovery drug” and is mainly used to overcome from the negative effects of other steroids cycle and is taken at the end of a cycle.
For the anabolic steroid user, standard Clomid doses for on cycle estrogenic protection will normally be 50mg per day throughout the duration of the cycle. If this doesn’t do the trick it’s unlikely any amount of Clomid will work. If this does not provide the protection you need, keep in mind many have reported greater success with the SERM Nolvadex for on cycle protection.
Then we’re left with PCT Clomid use. Standard PCT Clomid doses will normally start at 100-150mg per day for 1-2 weeks. From here the dose will drop to 50-100mg per day for 1-2 weeks and finish with 1-2 weeks at 50mg per day. Total Clomid therapy should last 4-6 weeks, so dosing should be based and considered on that total schedule.
Stomach upset, bloating, abdominal/pelvic fullness, flushing (“hot flashes”), breast tenderness, headache, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.