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The purpose of this study is to compare the length of time to achieve ovulation and pregnancy with a traditional protocol administration of clomiphene citrate versus a stair step administration.
Our hypothesis is by using a stair-step approach in which a period is not induced between administrations of escalating doses of clomiphene citrate, the time to ovulation and pregnancy may be reduced.
The traditional administration of clomiphene citrate for ovulation induction involves taking clomiphene citrate for 5 days. If ovulation does not occur within 14 days, a progestin pill (such as Provera) is prescribed for 10 days to induce a period (which normally occurs within 1 week of stopping the pill). Then a higher dose of clomiphene citrate will be prescribed.
The stair-step administration of clomiphene citrate for ovulation induction also involves taking clomiphene citrate for 5 days. In contrast, if ovulation does not occur within 7-9 days, a progestin pill (such as Provera) would NOT be taken to induce a period. The dose of clomiphene will then be increased. Therefore, this would do away with the 10 days of taking the progestin pill, and also do away with waiting for a period (usually 3 to 7 days) for a total of up to a 20 day difference between clomiphene citrate dosing cycles.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
clomiphene citrate, clomiphene citrate
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Enrolling by invitation
University of Oklahoma
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:10-0400
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An enzyme that, in the presence of ATP and COENZYME A, catalyzes the cleavage of citrate to yield acetyl CoA, oxaloacetate, ADP, and ORTHOPHOSPHATE. This reaction represents an important step in fatty acid biosynthesis. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC 220.127.116.11.
Enzyme that catalyzes the first step of the tricarboxylic acid cycle (CITRIC ACID CYCLE). It catalyzes the reaction of oxaloacetate and acetyl CoA to form citrate and coenzyme A. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC 18.104.22.168.
The cis or (Z)-isomer of clomiphene.
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The trans or (E)-isomer of clomiphene.
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