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Luteal Support and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) With Clomiphene Citrate

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 12, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kyrou Dimitra, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of luteal phase supplement (LPS) on pregnancy rate in IUI cycles stimulated with clomiphene citrate.

Condition Intervention
Infertility Drug: micronized progesterone

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Ovulation Induction With Clomiphene Citrate: to Support or Not to Support the Luteal Phase

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Further study details as provided by Kyrou Dimitra, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ongoing pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • implantation rate,clinical pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: micronized progesterone Drug: micronized progesterone
600mg in 3 separate doses per day
Other Name: utrogestan
No Intervention: no utrogestan


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 36 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≤ 36 years
  • Body mass index between 18 and 29
  • Presence of both ovaries
  • Basal levels of estradiol (≤ 80 pg/ml) and progesterone (≤ 1.6ng/ml) on day one of the cycle and a day three FSH level of <12IU/L
  • Patients can enter the study only once.
  • Only the first IUI attempt will be included ( at the 2nd and 3 rd attempt progesterone could be administrated if it is necessary but these attempts will be excluded from the study)
  • Normal HSG (maximum 3 months prior starting the stimulation).
  • Donor sperm can be included

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (Rotterdam criteria)
  • Endometriosis(≥AFS III)
  Contacts and Locations
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kyrou Dimitra, Doctor, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01046708     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CFER
First Submitted: January 11, 2010
First Posted: January 12, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

Keywords provided by Kyrou Dimitra, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel:
clomiphene citrate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Citric Acid
Calcium Chelating Agents
Chelating Agents
Sequestering Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Fertility Agents, Female
Fertility Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators