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Prevent N 5mg Tablet

Prevent N 5mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Norethisterone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Prevent N 5mg 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.

Prevent N 5mg 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 Prevent N 5mg 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.

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.
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.
This medicine is also sometimes used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Prevent N 5mg Tablet or any other progestin analogue.
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, Prevent N 5mg 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 Prevent N 5mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Systopic Laboratories Ltd-Mem
Zydus Cadila
Colinz Laboratories Ltd
Sunny Drug Pharma
Unicure India Pvt Ltd
Fitwel Pharmaceuticals Private Limited
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dahlia Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
Biomiicron Pharmaceuticals
Dahlia Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
Speciality Meditech Pvt 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 Prevent N 5mg Tablet is reduced if used with this medicine. An alternate method of contraception is advised if Prevent N 5mg 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

Hello doctor I am having fair fall for which I am taking hair 4 you lotion and iron supplements. What else can I do pls suggest.

MBA (Healthcare), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Patna
Hello doctor
I am having fair fall for which I am taking hair 4 you lotion and iron supplements.
What else can I do p...
Hair fall is very common problems. You apply some Unani medicine it prevents hair fall. Rogan baizae murgh and Rogan zararin and castor oil. These oils mix and apply on scalp.

Have undergone circumcision operation on 15-01-2018. Q 1) Can skin again developed? If yes, in how many days? If no, what can I do for developing skin again. Can I get plastic surgery. Q 2) If cloth is in touch with my pennis, it will very painful and can not walk. What can I do? Q 3) If erect power of penis is decrease, then what can I do? Q 4) The following tablets are given: Ciplox - 1-0-1 5 days Chymoral Forte - 1-1-1 5 days Hifenac. P - 1-0-1 5 days Q 5) What are benefits for above 3 tablets. Q 6) Whether above 3 tablets are enough? Is there there any dressing for my pennis?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Vadodara
Have undergone circumcision operation on 15-01-2018. Q 1) Can skin again developed? If yes, in how many days? If no, ...
Hello, Mr. lybrate-user, How Are you? I read your complaints. Let me clear your doubts-- 1]The skin with mucosa cut by surgery in circumcision can not grow again. No need for plastic surgery for that. Circumcision is advantageous to us as Cancer of penis will not develop in future life. 2] Wait to heal the operative area. Take rest. Wear loos cloth like Lungi. 3] There will not be any effect on erection of penis in normal circumcision surgery. U can enjoy your sexual life after 3 months of surgery. 4] All these drugs are necessary to prevent infection, to decrease pain. 5] All these medicines are to be consumed regularly. 6] These are enough drugs. You have to consult your surgeon again before the last dose of medicines. If necessary, dressings will be done by him. If there is some necessity, he will prescribe more medicine. Thanks. Best of Luck & do not worry. Take rest for 7 days for better healing.

Hello doctor Today early morning I took a pregnancy test with prega news. And there are two red lines appears. I think its positive. But I have a thyroid problem. And I am taking thyronorm 100 with vitamins and calcium tablets. My treatment is going under a physician here. Also I have JME problem for which I am taking Valprol CR500 under a neurologist. What according to you should I consult first? Big confusion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hello doctor Today early morning I took a pregnancy test with prega news. And there are two red lines appears. I thin...
Hi, Visit a gynecologist and discuss about your medical history. If required you can also consult the neurologist for his advise. On your part, you should eat a nutritious and balanced diet and take proper rest (6-8 hrs sleep ). Learn Yoga from an expert and follow a healthy lifestyle. You can also take Homeopathy if there is any specific problem or as a preventive measure. You can contact me for further details.
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Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

Looking down at the manhood and discovering it has developed penis bumps is never a pleasant surprise for a guy. The presence of bumps signals a new worry about his penis health, although often the bumps don't correlate with a significant health issue. Penis bumps can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so it's no surprise that they can be caused by many different things. One of the causes many men don't think about is hives - so learning more about hives prepares a guy for dealing with them.

What are hives?

Hives is the common name used to describe a condition that is medically known as urticarial. They present as welts on the skin. Some can be small and others can be relatively large. In some instances, they are raised slightly, which gives them a bump-like look; in other instances, they may more closely resemble a rash. Often one welt will "bleed" into another, making the two appear as one large welt.

Hives are usually circular in shape. Often, especially with larger welts, they will be a deep red around the perimeter and a paler red in the center. Hives usually itch, causing discomfort; when they appear as penis bumps, it can be embarrassing for a man, as he often is caught scratching "down there."

Individual hives don't usually last long, often fading away in 24 hours - but they are usually replaced by new hives. It is not unusual for a case of acute hives to last as long as six weeks, with old hives fading and new ones replacing them. If a bout of hives continues beyond 6 weeks, it is considered a chronic case.

What causes hives?

Hives are basically an allergic reaction on the skin. Some "trigger" sends a signal to the body to release histamines to fight the trigger. This reaction causes the hives to form. Therefore, if a guy knows what his hives triggers are, he can take steps to avoid those triggers and thereby prevent hives from occurring.

Unfortunately, sometimes determining exactly what the trigger is can be challenging, mainly because many things are associated with triggering hives. Some of the more common causes include:

- Pets. Many dogs, cats and other animals shed dander, which may be a hives trigger.

- Pollen.

- Insect bites and stings.

- Viral or fungal infections.

- Stress and anxiety.

- Certain foods, including shellfish, nuts, milk, chocolate, berries, eggs, soy, citrus fruits, etc.

- Sweating.

- Bacteria.

- Exposure to the sun.

- Certain chemicals (including some in soaps or laundry detergents).

With such a wide range, narrowing down a trigger may take a lot of time. Working with a doctor is advised. They will likely recommend that a person keeps a comprehensive journal of all the foods, medicines, etc. that he takes and any exposures he may have to potential triggers. The journal will include, as close as possible, the time when a person may have been exposed to a trigger, so that a link can be theorized if hives occur soon after. (Hives may occur within minutes, but sometimes may take about two hours to show up).

Once hives triggers are identified, a person can take steps to avoid those triggers. He also can learn what treatments he can use to help deal with the symptoms of hives.

As mentioned, penis bumps caused by hives tend to itch greatly. Regular use of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help alleviate this. A crème that contains a combination of a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E) will provide moisture that can help soothe itching. It also helps if the crème contains alpha lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant which strengthens penis skin by fighting free radicals.

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Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

Many women experience unusual vaginal bleeding between periods at some point in their lives. It is also known as metrorrhagia. Vaginal bleeding is thought to be abnormal in the following cases:
1. When your menstrual period is not expected
2. When your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than normal
3. At unexpected stages in life. For example, when you are pregnant or after you have attained menopause.

Bleeding during periods is not a normal condition. Usually, the duration of the cycle is about 21 – 35 days. Abnormal vaginal bleeding has numerous conceivable causes. Independently, it doesn't show a genuine condition.

  1. Mid-cycle bleeding can be caused due to ovulation.
  2. Two hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle are progesterone or oestrogen. A condition of hormonal imbalance which is known as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOs) causes interference with normal ovulation. This results in problems in thyroid glands as well as causes dysfunctional ovaries.
  3. Medications such as birth control pills are capable of causing abnormal bleeding, especially with the irregular intake of such medications.
  4. Infections or inflammation caused in the pelvic regions such as uterus, vagina, cervix, ovaries or fallopian tubes are capable of causing abnormal bleeding. STIs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and PIDs (Pelvic inflammatory disease) are often the cause of such a condition.
  5. Although Cancer is not one of the primary causes, cancer in organs such as the uterus, vagina, cervix and ovaries are capable of causing abnormal bleeding during periods.

How it can prevented

  1. Maintaining a healthy diet. Women who are either underweight or overweight tend to have more problems with abnormal bleeding
  2. Relaxation practices should be followed so that stress is reduced. Stress can cause abnormal bleeding.
  3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) should be consumed to reduce menstrual bleeding. Examples are ibuprofen or naproxen.
  4. In case of consumption, birth control pills should be taken as per the prescription only and regularly at the same time.
  5. Hormone therapy (using external hormones in a medical treatment) can be used in order to regulate menstrual cycles, stabilize the endometrium which is the lining of the uterus as well as to rectify hormonal imbalances. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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5 Strange Reasons Behind Vaginal Bleeding!

Advanced Infertility, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
5 Strange Reasons Behind Vaginal Bleeding!

Unexpected or abnormal vaginal bleeding usually refers to the kind of bleeding that occurs any time outside of the normal time of menstruation. Also termed as spotting, inter-menstrual bleeding or metrorrhagia, bleeding between periods always calls for extra measures to be taken against it, and is a matter of serious concern.

The primary causes for unexpected vaginal bleeding generally are:

  1. An imbalance of progesterone and estrogen levels triggered by a variety of causes like thyroid gland problems, dysfunctional ovaries and irregular doses of birth control pills, which may eventually lead to spotting. However, one must take note of the fact that hormonal contraceptives, in many cases, may cause abnormal bleeding for the first few months, after which it always subsides.
  2. Noncancerous growth such as uterine fibroids are also potential causes of spotting or abnormal bleeding.
  3. Miscarriages, ectopic pregnancy, and other kinds of complications involved during childbirth can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  4. Infection of reproductive organs caused due to intercourse, vaginal douching, pelvic inflammatory disease, or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) may lead to bleeding and inflammation.
  5. Cancer of the vagina, uterus, cervix, or ovaries, albeit extremely rare in nature, may cause abnormal bleeding of the vagina.

While in most cases, this type of bleeding is naturally corrected, some women might need to undergo treatments when the case is severe. Overlooking an otherwise minor issue might thrust you in the face of life-threatening circumstances, if it develops into a case of cancer, infection, or any other type of disorder.

‘Prevention’ of vaginal bleeding, as such, is indeed a narrow possibility and the measures will almost always vary since the factors that cause intermenstrual bleeding aren’t the same in all cases. However, what your doctor will always advise you in this regard will be to ensure that your diet is balanced, your weight under control and your lifestyle is essentially healthy. If you happen to be on birth control medications, be so while adhering to medical instructions. Resorting to taking aspirin doses often might also influence the incidence of such abnormal conditions. If your pain still persists after you experience unexpected bleeding, you must consult your doctor without any further delay.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Botox & Fillers - How They Work?

MBBS, MS- Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Botox & Fillers - How They Work?

One thing most people do every day is to look in the mirror and analyze their looks. The face is needless to say the most analyzed part, and most people would want some or the other feature changed. This need increases with age, when fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, crow’s feet, etc., begin to make an appearance.

The skin has multiple layers, with the inner dermal layer having collagen and fibrous tissue which is covered by the topmost layer, epidermis. Though the epidermis is visible, the underlying layers give skin all its features from firmness to color to tone. Most skincare products work at improving these underlying layers, be it hyaluronic acid or vitamin A/E, or retinol, or benzoyl peroxide. These products can be used to improve skin tone, texture, glow or color. In addition to all the products that are available, Botox too made an entry into the market.

How they work?
With age, all tissues degenerate, and so do the skin’s underlying layers. Also, with poor food habits, the skin may not be getting the required nutrition to regenerate itself adequately. Therefore, these products are used directly on the skin to act as “fillers.” All the chemicals used as fillers contain essential skin ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C, vitamin A, salicylic acid, etc. Injected directly into the skin, they have a higher impact than when taken as a food or applied on the skin. The skin is able to regenerate better, and therefore improve appearance. The result is a glowing skin which is radiant and youthful.

How is it done?

  • Most treatments are in-office, walk-in procedures wherein each sitting takes about 20 minutes.
  • In a relaxed environment, the filler is injected into the skin, and the patient rests for about 10 minutes before walking out.
  • These injections are useful in improving tone, firming up the skin, and reducing sagginess and droopiness.
  • Repeat sittings are required once in 3 to 4 months to maintain the appearance.

Botox: Initially, this neurotoxin was used to treat diseases such as paralysis, but then its cosmetic use was gradually established. It is used when fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. It acts on the nerve endings and paralyzes them, thereby preventing wrinkles and reducing sagging.

How is it done?
This is again done as an outpatient procedure, and will take about 20 to 30 minutes. Not just wrinkles, even fine lines especially on the forehead can be eliminated with Botox. Production of skin proteins such as collagen and elastin are improved after Botox treatment, giving skin a youthful, radiant appearance.

While ageing is still inevitable, a youthful appearance can be prolonged and managed with options such as fillers and Botox.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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3 Ways To Treat Freckles!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
3 Ways To Treat Freckles!

Skin complexion varies and is caused by the skin pigmentation known as ‘melanin’, produced by cells called melanocytes, which gives skin the colour. The more amount of melanin, the darker the complexion. Melanin has a protective effect against sun exposure, as it reduces damage caused by the sun on the skin. It is proven that people with a darker complexion (with more melanin) are less prone to damage from sun exposure.

What are they? Freckles are cells that contain more amount of melanin compared to the surrounding areas. It is a common sight where some people have small, tiny black/brown spots on their faces. These spots may also be present on the hands, elbows, neck, back, etc., but are most obvious in the face. These are known as freckles.

Causes: Freckles are very common, and they are triggered by exposure to sunlight. The melanocytes absorb the sun and produce more melanin, thereby causing freckles. They are a natural reaction of the skin to the sun.

  • It runs in families, and children are likely to have freckles if the parents had them.

  • It also depends on complexion – fair people are more prone to have freckles than dark people.

  • Tanning, whether done by the sun or in a salon, also increases the chances of having freckles.

  • In some people, the freckles appear in the summer and disappear in the winter.

  • While some precancerous lesions may start off as tiny brown spots and be mistaken for freckles, freckles per se are not cancerous.

Management: While there are stories that freckles are angel kisses, they are not true. Freckles do not bring any good luck charm and can be prevented and avoided to improve overall skin and esthetic appeal.

Prevention is the first option, and if you are genetically disposed to have freckles, it is best to take measures that can reduce freckles. Avoiding or reducing sun exposure and using good sun protection can help in reducing the number of freckles and the darkness of the freckles.

Freckles can be treated by one of the following:

  1. Topical Creams- Though widely used, these contain bleaching agents which act on the entire skin and not just the freckles. Retin-A is one of the widely used products.

  2. Laser- Considered the best method for freckle removal, a beam of the laser is used to get rid of the unwanted melanocytes which produce melanin. This not only reduces freckles, it also improves skin tone and colour.

  3. Cryotherapy- Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the melanin-producing cells, thereby removing freckles.

If you have freckles, try these measures for getting rid of them. Once that is done, preventing freckle formation with limiting sun exposure and sun protection is extremely essential. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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