Mifegest 200 MG Tablet
This medication interferes with the hormones that help in pregnancy continuation. It is a synthetic steroid. A doctor should be consulted before taking this medicine and should not be self-prescribed under any circumstances.
Inform your doctor, if you are older than 35 years, you smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day, you have asthma problem or have any kind of lungs, liver or kidney diseases, you are pregnant outside the uterus region, you are allergic to any of the medication content or if you are taking any anticoagulants.
The dose that is generally given is 200 MG orally once and after say about 2-3 days the dosage is increased to about 800 MG every 24 to 48 hours. However, these are not the dosage patterns that you should assign to yourself and should always consult a doctor.
This medication is prescribed for the purpose of termination of pregnancy which are less than 10 weeks old. It is also used for labour induction in case of a getup death. It is also used for managing elevated sugar levels in patients having Cushing’s syndrome coupled with glucose intolerance type diabetes.
Below are the conditions for which mifegest tablet is used:
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medication last for about 7-10 days on an average.
What is the onset of action?
The medication reaches the peak level in say about 1-2 hours and is immediately absorbed in the bloodstream.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
The medication is acceptable for medical termination of pregnancy which is about 63-70 days old only. A pregnant woman who is not looking for an abortion should completely avoid taking it and should not used this medication for the purpose of high sugar level along with elevated cortisol.
Is it habit forming?
This medication is not habit forming.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medication should be avoided by the women who are breast feeding. If this medication is taken during an emergency, breast feeding should be discontinued immediately. Consult a doctor for the risks and benefits.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No habit forming tendencies have been reported for this medication.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
The side effects of this medication may cause sleepiness, dizziness. Hence, driving after taking such medicine should be avoided.
Does this affect kidney function?
No information available. Consult a doctor if anything unusual happens.
Does this affect liver function?
No information available. Consult a doctor if anything unusual is noticed.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Mifegest 200 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
When using it for elevated sugar levels, the missed dose should be taken as soon as possible and if it is almost time for the next dose, then it should be avoided. In case of termination of pregnancy, it is a single dose therapy.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If there is a situation of overdose then immediately contact your doctor.
This medication blocks the effect of progesterone by competitively binding to the specific receptors and sensitizing the inner linings of the uterus inducing bleeding and contractions. It also blocks the effect of cortisol at the specific receptors and reducing the effect caused by an excess of this hormone.
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
This medication is not prescribed for people who are suffering from unexplained vaginal bleeding, adrenal gland malfunction or porphyria which is a genetic disorder of the blood having adverse reactions on the skin as well as the nervous system.
Interaction with Medicine
This medication has negative effects on interaction with corticosteroids.
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Mifepristone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/mifepristone
Mifegyne- EMC [Internet]. www.medicines.org.uk. 2015 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3783
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