Induction of ovulation with clomiphene citrate in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: the difference between responders and nonresponders.


To identify why some women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO) fail to respond to clomiphene citrate (CC), the authors have monitored the endocrine and ovarian response to CC 100 mg/day given for 5 days. Of 40 cycles studied in 27 women, 73% were ovulatory. In 8 of 9 anovulatory women, there was no follicular development despite a significant rise in serum… (More)