Patient safety

July 2017

All medications and procedures used induce ovulation or produce a pregnancy including clomifene must be prescribed by a gynaecologist or specialist with sufficient qualification and experience.

Correct and reliable assessment



Treatment requires assessment and investigations beforehand .
This must check-up must include:
  • Blood tests to check for infections that could affect fertility - this may include rubella, toxoplasmosis, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C
  • Vaginal swabs
  • A cervical smear
  • Sperm count
  • Hormonal blood tests - for example, to check for ovulation
  • A pelvic ultrasound and/or hysterosalpingography

Side-effects of treatments


You must be informed of any side-effects to monitor. These can include:
  • Headaches, nausea, hot flushes
  • Spontaneous miscarriages
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation

Related


Médicaments inducteurs de l'ovulation
Médicaments inducteurs de l'ovulation
Risiken von Medikamenten, die den Eisprung auslösen
Risiken von Medikamenten, die den Eisprung auslösen
Latest update on June 10, 2013 at 01:58 PM by Jeff.
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