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The Secret to Boosting Testosterone: An FDA-approved Pill

Clomid, or clomiphene citrate can help increase testosterone levels in men.

Clomid, or clomiphene citrate, is a medication that has been utilized for decades to stimulate ovulation in women. The pill has seen a recent surge in popularity as a treatment for low testosterone levels in men. This article will delve into the use of clomiphene for men, outlining its mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, dosing, and potential side effects.

Mechanism of Action

Clomiphene citrate is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It works by binding to estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, blocking the negative feedback that estrogen normally exerts on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion. This results in an increase in LH secretion, which stimulates Leydig cells in the testes to produce testosterone.


Clomiphene is predominantly prescribed to men with hypogonadism, a condition characterized by low testosterone production. Symptoms of hypogonadism may include reduced libido, erectile dysfunction, weakened muscle mass and strength, and decreased bone density. Clomiphene can aid in the elevation of testosterone levels and the alleviation of these symptoms.

Additionally, clomiphene may be utilized in men struggling with infertility, particularly those with low sperm counts. By enhancing the production of gonadotropins, clomiphene can stimulate the testes to produce more testosterone and sperm.


Clomiphene should not be used in men with the following conditions:

  • Liver disease

  • Uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal gland disorders

  • Pituitary tumor

  • Hypersensitivity to clomiphene or any of its ingredients


The customary dosage of clomiphene for men is typically 25-50mg per day, administered orally. Generally, treatment commences with a lower dose and is gradually increased until testosterone levels reach a therapeutic level. The length of treatment can differ from person to person, but can span from several months to a year or more.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of clomiphene in men include:

  • Hot flashes

  • Mood swings

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Visual disturbances

  • Breast tenderness or enlargement

These side effects are generally mild and resolve with continued use of the medication. However, in rare cases, clomiphene can cause more serious side effects, such as blood clots or liver toxicity. For this reason, men taking clomiphene should be closely monitored by a healthcare provider.


Clomiphene citrate is considered a safe and effective treatment option for men suffering from low testosterone levels or infertility. Through its ability to augment LH secretion, clomiphene can increase testosterone and sperm production, improving symptoms like decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. While clomiphene is typically well-tolerated and associated with only mild side effects that typically subside with continued use, men taking clomiphene should be carefully monitored by a healthcare provider to ensure safety and efficacy.

As with any medication, it is crucial to discuss the potential risks and benefits of clomiphene with your healthcare provider prior to initiating treatment. Your healthcare provider can assist in determining whether clomiphene is suitable for your particular case, and closely monitor you for any potential side effects or complications.

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