Certain pharmaceutical products often create controversies that are seldom resolved. Clomid probably tops the list. Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate or Serophene) basically is a fertility drug, which is used for the treatment of ovulation problems and other related gynecological issues in menstruating females. As a matter of fact, it works by restraining the free-flowing estrogen, while tricking the pituitary gland into producing larger quantity of Follicular Stimulating Hormone or FSH and Luteining Hormone or LH. As a result, these gonadotropic hormones, i.e. the FSH and LH start stimulating the ovaries to ripen a follicle as also to extrude an egg.
As for side effects, Clomid may interfere with the power of the cervical mucus glands to be stimulated by estrogen to produce fertile mucus. However, Robitussin will help overcome that handicap. Hot flashes and mild headache that are caused due to disturbance of the body's hormonal balance, they argue, will disappear in a few days.
But the actual controversy lies elsewhere. Clomid users have often complained that the drug can not only induce the ovarian cyst syndrome, but also help enlarging their size, and this of course can cause complicated ovarian cysts. Moreover, the disputed drug can reportedly lead to hyper-stimulation of the ovaries resulting in abnormal swelling of these sensitive organs.
In view of all this, it is probably best avoided. The best cure for ovarian cyst is the holistic approach that does not just treat the symptoms, like most other treatments, but actually gets rid of the root causes. This is why with holistic remedies, the treatment is permanent, and it is quick too.