Hello, your post just caught my attention. My gynecologist told me the benefits of this medicine. Clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Serophene) is an oral medication that has been used for induction of ovulation for almost 40 years. Over the last 20 – 25 years it also has been used for superovulation to increase the chance of conceiving in women who are ovulatory. Commonly, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is combined with this medication.
Clomiphene is a very weak estrogen that attaches to the estrogen receptor in the hypothalamic-pituitary area. The medication acts like an “anti-estrogen”. For most women who do not ovulate, this medication commonly will make them ovulate. For women who are already ovulating, the medication will stimulate the ovary to increase the production of the female hormones and stimulate ovulation. Occasionally, a woman will become pregnant with twins.
Letrozole (Femara) was developed to be used primarily to treat certain kinds of Breast Cancer in postmenopausal women. Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts estrogen precursors (androgens) into estrogen. The medication works by reducing the production of the total amount of estrogen in the body. Consequently, the medication is frequently used by many physicians. Also, letrozole is more expensive than clomiphene. Clomiphene is quite inexpensive.I hope your reply helps you.