Gynaset 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Norethisterone
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Gynaset 5 MG Tablet is primarily prescribed to control excessive vaginal bleeding during menstruation. It is a synthetic form of progestin, is effective in treating abnormal vaginal bleeding and other menstrual disorders in women which are triggered due to an imbalance of hormones.

It is also used in preventing unwanted pregnancies. It is helpful in providing contraception for about eight weeks. It mainly works by stopping the process of ovulation. It also brings changes to the lining of the uterus to make it less probable for a fertilized egg to attach to it. It comes in the form of an injection and is a convenient form of short-term contraception.

Gynaset 5 MG Tablet can produce some side effects such as acne, irregular menstrual bleeding, hirsutism, increased weight, skin reactions, feeling dizzy, nausea and voice changes. If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to taking this medicine, speak to your doctor for advice.

Before starting Regestrone Tablet ensure you have discussed with your doctor if you have:

  • Liver problems
  • Problem with your arteries
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Any abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Systemic lupus erythematous
  • Porphyria
  • Breast cancer.

You will be given the injection by a healthcare professional. It is generally given during the first 1-5 days of your menstrual period. The Gynaset 5 MG Tablet is injected slowly into a muscle in your buttock. It then gradually releases into your bloodstream. The duration for this medicine to show it's effect varies from one person to another. It also depends on the intended use and levels of sex hormones in the body.

The medicine is useful against the following conditions:

The medication is known to cause fewer side effects like:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration effect varies from one person to the next, based on the intent of usage.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    The medication should not be used if you are pregnant.

  • Is it habit forming?

    The medicine does not have any habit forming tendencies. However, you should stick to the dosage recommendation from your doctor to prevent any unforeseen complications of the medicine.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medicine is not recommended to breastfeeding women, as it can harm your child. Before starting the course of the drug, you should stop breastfeeding to protect your baby from unforeseen threats from the medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    The exact interaction of this medicine with alcohol remains unclear.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    If you experience side effects such as, drowsiness or intense headaches from the medication, you should avoid driving. However, if there are no side effects, you can safely operate heavy machinery and drive after the medicine is administered.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    If you suffer from kidney disorders, let the doctor know. He/she will perform tests to determine whether the medication is safe for you under such circumstances.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    While the medicine does not affect liver functionality, you should report to the doctor of pre-existing liver ailments. He/she will conduct tests and determine whether norethisterone is safe for your consumption.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gynaset 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact your doctor or visit your nearest clinic in case of an overdose.

It works by inhibiting the secretion of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland and preventing the maturation of follicles and the process of ovulation.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Thyroid function test

    Report the use of this drug if a thyroid function test is advised. This medication may interfere with the test results.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    If you are taking Gynaset 5 MG Tablet, make sure you are not on certain other drugs, such as phenytoin, divalproex, clarithromycin, phenobarbitol, aminophylline, Tranexamic acid, and Carbamazepine.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    The drug interferes with the proper functioning of the body, if you suffer from certain diseases, such as depression, retinal thrombosis, fluid retention, hepatic neoplasms, and oedema. In such cases, an alternative to the drug should be used.

Ques: What is Gynaset 5 MG Tablet?

Ans: Gynaset Tablet is a medication which has Norethisterone as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by mimicking the effects of natural progesterone (female hormone).

Ques: What are the uses of Gynaset 5 MG Tablet?

Ans: Gynaset 5 MG is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Endometrial cancer, Abnormal uterine bleeding, Amenorrhoea, and Contraception.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Gynaset 5 MG Tablet?

Ans: Irregular menstrual periods, Enlargement of breasts, Stomach discomfort and pain, Weight loss or weight gain, Trouble sleeping, Acneiform eruptions, Facial hair growth, loss of vision or blurred vision, Bulging of eyes, etc are possible side-effects which may occur.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Gynaset 5 MG Tablet?

Ans: Gynaset should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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