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Mendate 15Mg Tablet

Mendate 15Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
Medicine composition: Norethisterone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Mendate 15Mg Tablet is a synthetic form of progestin used to treat abnormal vaginal bleeding and menstrual disorders in women caused due to an imbalance of hormones. It is also used as a birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies. It provides contraception for about eight weeks. Norethisterone works mainly by stopping the process of ovulation. It also changes the lining of the uterus to make it less likely for a fertilised egg to attach to it. It is available as an injection. It is a convenient and effective form of short-term contraception.

Mendate 15Mg 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 the medicine ensure you have discussed with your doctor if you:

  • think you could already be pregnant.
  • have any liver problems or problem with your arteries.
  • have an ovarian cyst, or any abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • have systemic lupus erythematous or porphyria..
  • have developed severe itching on your skin or jaundice during a pregnancy.
  • have had breast cancer.
  • have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
  • take any other medicine or herbal preparations.

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 Mendate 15Mg 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.

Endometrial Cancer
This medicine is used for the treatment of a type of cancer where the tissue lining the uterus grows outside and causes pain.
Abnormal uterine bleeding
This medicine is used to prevent of episodes of prolonged and heavy bleeding during menstrual periods.
Amenorrhoea
This medicine is used to treat an absence of menstrual period in woman of reproductive age.
Contraception
This medicine is used as an oral contraceptive to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Pre Menstrual Syndrome
This medicine is also used for the treatment of symptoms that occur between ovulation and onset of the menstrual period. Symptoms may include headache, mood disturbances, water retention, breast pain etc.
Breast Cancer
This medicine is also sometimes used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer.
Allergy
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Mendate 15Mg Tablet or any other progestin analogue.
Liver Disease
This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient has a severe impairment of liver function.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an abnormal bleeding episode which has not been diagnosed by a doctor.
Breast/Uterine cancer
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have or are suspected of having hormone related cancer of the breasts, uterus or other sex organs.
Heart and blood vessel disorder
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an active or historic instance of stroke or heart attack. It should not be used by patients having an active or historic blood clotting disorder.
In addition to its intended effect, Mendate 15Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Irregular menstrual periods Moderate Less Common
Enlargement of breasts Moderate Less Common
Stomach discomfort and pain Minor Common
Weight loss or weight gain Minor Less Common
Trouble Sleeping Moderate Common
Acneiform eruptions Minor Common
Facial hair growth Minor Less Common
Loss of vision or blurred vision Major Rare
Bulging of eyes Moderate Less Common
Migraine like headaches Moderate Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Presence of blood in cough Major Rare
Sharp or crushing pain in chest Major Rare
Dizziness and fainting Moderate Less Common
Weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet Moderate Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Yellowing of skin and eyes Major Less Common
Depressed mood Moderate Less Common
Difficulty in swallowing Major Rare
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to vary based on the intended use and quantity consumed.
What is the onset of action?
The time taken for this medicine to show it's effect is subject to vary from one person to another. It also varies based on the intended use and levels of other sex hormones in the body.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in near future. Contact your doctor immediately if a pregnancy is suspected while using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. It is advised to stop breastfeeding before starting the treatment course with this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Mendate 15Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. It is recommended to use additional means of contraception if you have missed a scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, vaginal bleeding etc.
India
United States
Japan
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 Disease
Hepatic neoplasms Major
Use of this medicine as an oral contraceptive is not recommended in a patient suffering from a liver tumor. The risk of adverse effects are significantly high and hence extreme caution is advised.
Depression Moderate
Use of this medicine has been reported to cause an increase in the incidence of depression. It should be used with caution if the patient has a history of depression with close monitoring of the signs and symptoms.
Fluid Retention and edema Moderate
Use of this medicine has been associated with increased incidence of fluid retention in the body. It should be used with caution in patients having a fluid retention disorder or are exposed to the risk factors.
Retinal thrombosis Moderate
Use of this medicine can cause a disturbance in vision and other problems in the eyes. It should be used with caution in patients suffering from a pre-existing eye disease. Use of this medicine should be stopped immediately if a visual disturbance is observed.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Thyroid function test Moderate
Report the use of this medicine if a thyroid function test is advised. This medicine may interfere with the test results.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Carbamazepine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Clarithromycin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Divalproex Moderate
Report the use of any seizure medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and some special tests to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Mycophenolate Mofetil Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The efficacy of Mendate 15Mg Tablet is reduced if used with this medicine. An alternate method of contraception is advised if Mendate 15Mg Tablet is used as a birth control pill. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing your condition.
Phenytoin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Tranexamic Acid Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high, your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine that is safer for use. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Insulin Moderate
Report the use of insulin or any other medicine to control blood glucose levels. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use them together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Aminophylline Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Contact your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache etc. while using these medicines.
Phenobarbital Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Grisoefulvin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Since the risks of adverse effects and reduced efficacy of norethisterone are high, you may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use them together. Avoid getting pregnant if these medicines are used together.

Popular Questions & Answers

Norethisterone tablets main lena chahti hun period ko rokne ke liye. 5 din tak mujhe period band rakhna hai isliye. Main kab or keise istemal karu please details me batayiye jaldi. Main 22ki female hun.

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General Physician, Delhi
Norethisterone tablets main lena chahti hun period ko rokne ke liye. 5 din tak mujhe period band rakhna hai isliye. M...
Start the tablet 5 days before onset of mensturation twice a day till the day you want to postpone your periods. But it should not be taken more than 10-15 days. Always consult a gynecologist before taking it.

Can I take Primon-N contains: norethisterone. P. 5 mg. This tablet to postpone my periods. How to take it. How many days before And doses. please help me.

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This tablet to postpone my periods. How to take it. How many d...
Hello these are hormonal pills, they can extend your periods for 5 days .when you stopped it, immediately withdrawal bleeding starts. U should start it according to your desired dates n five days before. Doses twice a day for five days.

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Homeopath,
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Male Birth Control Is Finally Here - Or Is It?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Male Birth Control Is Finally Here - Or Is It?


After decades of promises and false starts, what all men have wanted has finally become a reality. No, we're not talking about that awesome threesome with a few ladies from the latest Swimsuit Edition (though if a man does happen to be so lucky, please, do share the tale!). We're talking about something so responsible, so practical, that it will make a man's head spin - and a woman's, too. Now, an integral part of good penis care might actually be found in a simple injection or a little pill. It's male birth control.

Is male birth control finally here?

Actually, it is - on a limited basis, anyway. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism tested the birth control shot on 320 men around the world. These men were in monogamous relationships with female partners. The men ranged in age from 18 to 45, and were confirmed to have a normal sperm count at the start of the study.

Men took a shot every eight weeks that consisted of two specific hormones: Testosterone and norethisterone enanthate, which is basically a derivative of progestin, a common medication found in women's birth control. The testosterone tricked the body into thinking it had enough, so it stopped producing it. The progestin suppressed production of both testosterone and sperm. Though it took several weeks to diminish sperm count, those counts went down steadily throughout the first several weeks of the shot being administered.

And yes, it worked. The method was 96% effective in reducing sperm count to a point of preventing pregnancy. In fact, the only participants who got their partners pregnant did so before the shot had fully taken effect - which was not the failure of the shot, but a failure of proper timing.

What does this mean for overall health?

Interestingly, the study was terminated before it was considered complete. That happened because three percent of men who took the injections dealt with side effects, including muscle pain, pain at the injection site, acne and increased libido. Depression was also found in a few men in the study, which was enough for the researchers to stop the process in its tracks.

Most men returned to regular fertility within about 12 weeks of the final injection. However, further studies need to be done to ensure that fertility really will come back when a man is ready to get a partner pregnant.

What does this mean for penis skin health?

Men who are curious about male birth control are likely sexually active with a partner, and that means that they should not only care about their overall health, but their penis health as well. This includes being careful to protect himself from sexually transmitted diseases, as well as to find ways to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Keep in mind that the extra testosterone offered in the male birth control shot can make a man feel great, as well as boost his libido, so more sex will likely be happening if you choose to use this birth control route. That means paying attention to penis skin health matters more than ever.

The penis should always be tended to with a specially formulated penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) designed for a man's unique needs. These nutrient crèmes bring potent vitamins and minerals right to the skin in the form of a high-end emollient, usually one that contains Shea butter and vitamin E. Men should look specifically for crèmes that contain pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, which promotes cell metabolism, and alpha lipoic acid, which fights the signs of aging. Applying the crème on a regular basis can help ensure the best results.

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Safety of Emergency Contraception

Certification in Robotic surgery in Gynecology, MRCOG (LONDON), Fellowship in Gyn Endoscopy, MD - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Safety of Emergency Contraception

Emergency is helpful in preventing pregnancies post unprotected sexual activity. It can be used in case of contraceptive failure, in case of sexual assault, incorrect use of contraceptives and unprotected sex.

Emergency contraception can be done by three methods. These are emergency contraceptive pills, combined oral contraceptive pills and copper intrauterine devices.

The copper IUD is considered to be one of the most effective forms of emergency contraception, when it is inserted within 5 days of unprotected sexual activity.

However, the emergency contraceptive pill regimen as per WHO is:

  • 1 dose of levonorgestrel 1.5 mg, or 1 dose of ulipristal 30 mg, taken within 5 days (120 hours) of unprotected intercourse

  • The Yuzpe regimen which consists of 2 doses of combined oral contraceptive pills

What is Emergency Contraception?

Emergency contraception is usually referred to as the contraception which is used to prevent a pregnancy within the first 5 days after an unprotected sexual activity. It is used post failures of contraception, coerced unprotected sex, rape or misuse of contraception.

Emergency contraception is only effective in the first few days after an intercourse and before the egg has released from the ovary, and before there is fertilization between the egg and the sperm. The emergency contraception can do no harm to an interrupted pregnancy and a developing embryo.

Who needs emergency contraception?

Any girl or woman who is at her reproductive age might need an emergency contraception in case of an unprotected sexual intercourse.

Uses:

  1. Breakage, slippage or displacement of barrier methods
  2. Three or more missed OCPills for more than 12 hours
  3. Missed Mini pill for more than 3 hours
  4. Missed Desoestrel pills for more than 12 hours
  5. DMPA injections taken more than 2 weeks late
  6. Miscalculated dates of last period and present ovulation side effects

These are meant only for emergency contraception and NOT AS A REGULAR CONTRACEPTIVE. It involves pumping of a hormone inside your body at levels which are 5 times higher than normal. hence excessive and unnecessary use may cause irregularity in the period cycles and an adverse effect on the menstrual health over a period of time. Ideally it should be taken under guided medical supervision.

In what situations should emergency contraception be used?

Emergency contraception can be used after a sexual intercourse. These include:

  • In case of no use of contraceptives

  • If it is a case of rape or coerced sex, where the woman was not protected

  • When there is a contraceptive failure, like

    • breakage

    • incorrect use or slippage

    • OCPILLS,

    • mini pills

    • DMPA

  • 3 or more missed combined oral contraceptives, progestogen-only pill (minipill) taken more than 3 hours late, desogestrel-containing pill 12 hours or more, norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN) progestogen-only injection taken more than 2 weeks late

  • Delay in placing or dislodgement or early removal of the skin patch or the hormonal ring

  • Breaking, dislodgement, tearing or early removal of cervical cap or diaphragm

  • Failure of withdrawal that is ejaculation the external genitalia or vagina

  • The spermicide tablet failure

  • Miscalculating the periods, failure from using a barrier on the fertile days

  • Expulsion of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)

Methods of Emergency Contraception:

There are three emergency contraception methods:

  1. Copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUDs)

  2. Emergency contraception pills (ECPs)

  3. Combined oral contraceptive pills or the Yuzpe method

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