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Pri Vc 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Alembic Ltd
Medicine composition: Mifepristone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Mifepristone is a steroid used to terminate pregnancy. It inhibits the secretion of progesterone that is needed to maintain the pregnancy. It should only be used if the pregnancy is within 70 days (10 weeks). It is recommended that you do not use it if you are over 10 weeks pregnant. It can only be bought with a prescription. For a complete medical termination of the pregnancy, Mifepristone is used with Misoprostol. Mifepristone is taken as a tablet once. After 24-48 hours, Misoprostol is taken.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Obstetrician before using this medicine.

Mifepristone is prescribed for terminating pregnancies, which are less than 70 days and also to induce labour in case of fetal death. It may also be given to treat high blood sugar level in patients with Cushing’s syndrome.

Unexplained vaginal bleeding

Chronic adrenal failure

Other bleeding disorders

In addition to its intended effect, Pri Vc 200 MG 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.

Heavy vaginal bleeding

Major Less Common

Infections

Major Rare

Unusual tiredness and weakness

Major Less Common

Abdominal pain and cramps

Moderate Common

Uterine cramping

Moderate Common

Nausea and Vomiting

Moderate Common

Headache

Moderate Common

Dizziness

Moderate Common

Diarrhea

Minor Common

Pain in the arms and legs

Minor Less Common

Decreased appetite

Minor Rare

Sleeplessness

Minor Rare

Difficult or painful urination

Major Rare

Loss of strength

Minor Less Common

Difficult and painful breathing

Moderate Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 7-10 days.

What is the onset of action?

Mifepristone starts producing the required effects within 1-2 hours of administration.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

It is advised that Mifepristone is used to terminate a pregnancy that is within 63-70 days. Use of this drug to control elevated blood sugar level should not be done if you are pregnant.

Is it habit forming?

It is not habit forming.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

It is recommended that you do not breastfeed your child if the administration of this drug is highly necessary.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is still unknown. Consult your doctor before proceeding

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Mifepristone may cause sleepiness. It is advised that you do not drive if you are experiencing this side-effect.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no reported impairment to the kidney functioning.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no reported impairment to the liver functioning.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Pri Vc 200 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Are there any missed dose instructions?

For termination of pregnancy, it is a single dose therapy; it is not possible to miss a dose. If you are taking it for controlling blood sugar level and miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. But do not double dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

If you overdose on Mifepristone, contact your physician right away.

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United States

Japan

Pri Vc 200 MG Tablet 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

Disease

Information not available.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

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

Moderate

There are no known alcohol interactions.

Interaction with Food

Grapefruit juice

Moderate
Avoid the consumption of large quantities of grapefruit juice while taking mifepristone as it can alter the levels of this medicine in the blood.

Moderate

It is recommended that you avoid grapefruit juice while taking this medication. It may modify the effects of the drug.

Interaction with Medicine

Moderate

Mifepristone severely interacts with the following drugs- dexamethasone, erythromycin, hydrocortisone, ketoconazole, simvastatin, pimozide, warfarin and ergotamine.

What are you using Pri Vc 200 MG Tablet for?
Termination Of Pregnancy
How much was the improvement?
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Heavy vaginal bleeding
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am handicapped I can walk a little bit and can not walk much. I do night shift job which makes dinner time different from eating time and sleeping time differ. My face and stomach have become very thick. My question is (from morning to evening let me tell you the diet plan what should I eat.

M.B.B.S.; MD(MEDICINE)
General Physician, Lucknow
I am handicapped I can walk a little bit and can not walk much. I do night shift job which makes dinner time differen...
Generally and broadly speaking you need 2-3 chapatis of 40 gms each (or one and half bowl katori of 160 ml of rice) along with one bowl of dal daily to survive. You add another chapati (or rice equivalent) along with 1/3rd bowl of dal for every km you walk. In case you require non veg, exchange one bowl of dal with 100 gms of non veg. You are in addition allowed to take abot 50 gms of seasonal fruits daily. To have the filling feeling of stomach you can have as much salad as you want.
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I am a mother of 2 boys. And my age is 37 years. I have frequent business tours. So can do sex with my husband occasionally. But for some days my sexual desire is growing up very strong and so I have involved in sex with different partners. I inserted copper t 3 yrs. Ago. Will this activity affect the copper t and is there any possibility of menstrual block due to inside discharge. please guide.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am a mother of 2 boys. And my age is 37 years. I have frequent business tours. So can do sex with my husband occasi...
Copper T is perfectly safe and won't affect your sexual activity of cause menstrual block. But even then while having sex with other partners better use condoms as their HIV status won't be known, and many are high rick, if you do not know them. All the best.
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BHMS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Learn relaxation techniques vc ll energise u. Eat healthy nutritious food. Do some exercises. Drink 10 -15 glasses of water daily.
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BHMS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Sir When my penis are erect then vanes are visible. I am afraid about this. Is it any problem. please give solution.
It is normal 2 c veins on erected penis. It is the only visible organ vc increases n decreases in size. No need to worry.
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Popular Health Tips

Uterine Fibroids - How They Can Be Managed?

Fellowship in Gynae Endoscopy, FMAS, DNB, DGO, MBBS, ellow ship of Indian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FICOG), MNAMS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Uterine Fibroids - How They Can Be Managed?

The uterine fibroids are one of the most common gynecologic problems, with over 40-50% of women having them at some point in their life. The number and size of the fibroids, the age of onset, associated symptoms like dysfunctional bleeding and pelvic pain will determine the management of fibroid. The following is a series of management measures, starting from the most conservative to the most invasive. 

1. Wait and watch: In women who are asymptomatic, it is best to watch them for the development of symptoms without any intervention. Also, in women nearing menopause, it is best to just watch the fibroids as they just shrink once menstruation ceases. 

2. Medical therapy: In some women, menstrual cycles could be heavy or irregular and require hormonal replacement. They could also have occasional pain, and so may require painkillers. 

  1. Tranexamic acid is a non-hormonal medication that can be used on heavy bleeding days only to ease the heavy menstrual flow. 
  2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are useful in pain control. Iron and vitamin supplements are also useful in managing anemia and weakness associated with heavy bleeding. 
  3. Oral contraceptives and/or progestins are also used to control abnormal menstrual bleeding. They do not have any effect on fibroid size though. 
  4. Progestin could also be delivered through an intrauterine device (Mirena) to relieve heavy bleeding and prevent pregnancy
  5. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists: They block the production of oestrogen and progesterone, and so induce a temporary postmenopausal state. This can also be used to shrink the fibroid so it is easier to remove it surgically. This is not used for more than 3 to 6 months as they can cause hot flashes and bone loss. 
  6. Newer drugs like Mifepristone and Ulipristal acetate are being used to shrink the size of fibroids. 

3. Noninvasive procedure: MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery is when the women are inside the MRI scanner and an ultrasonic transducer is used for treatment. The exact location of the fibroids are identified and sound waves are used to destroy the fibroid. Done on an outpatient basis, it is safe and effective. 

4. Minimally invasive procedures: Uterine artery embolization is where the arterial supply is cut off to reduce fibroid growth. Myolysis is where laparoscopically heat or cold waves are used to lyse off the fibroids. Endometrial ablation is where the uterine lining is destroyed through high-intensity heat or cold waves. 

5. Invasive procedures: Abdominal or Laparoscopic myomectomy is where the fibroids are removed through an abdominal incision or keyhole surgery. If fibroids are extensive and completed family, hysterectomy is the choice of treatment. Given their high incidence, fibroids require management based on symptoms, age, and other considerations as discussed and decided between the patient and the doctor.

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Methods of Abortion for Unwanted Pregnancy

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Methods of Abortion for Unwanted Pregnancy

There are two methods by which abortion can be done:

  • Medical Abortion - Non-surgical abortion in which medicines are used to induce abortion
  • Surgical Abortion - Use of transcervical procedures for terminating a pregnancy, including vacuum aspiration, and dilatation and evacuation (D and E).

Surgical or Medical Abortion for Unwanted Pregnancy

  • If pregnancy is lesser than = 7 weeks; medical method with Mifepristone with Misoprostol is favorable as the success rate is as high as 97%.
  • If pregnancy is between 7-12 weeks; surgical abortion is the only option.
  • If pregnancy is beyond 12 weeks - 20 weeks, then the woman needs to be hospitalized and will be given either Mifepristone followed by Misoprostol tablet or only Misoprostol tablets and woman will then abort like a miscarriage in the hospital. If any products are remaining, then it will be evacuated surgically.

Surgical abortion is preferred if patient desires concurrent tubal ligation or IUCD (CuT) insertion. If a woman fulfills the criteria for selecting either method i.e. before 7 weeks, final choice has to be given to the woman.

Summary of choice between Surgical or Medical abortion in India

  • Lesser than = 7 weeks - Medical method or surgical method
  • 7-12 weeks - Surgical abortion
  • 12 - 20 weeks - Medicines with or without surgical procedure in hospital

Advantages of Medical Abortion

  • Avoid surgery - Controlled by the woman and may take place at home
  • No need for admission to the hospital
  • Usually, well tolerated by women, if properly counselled and motivated
  • No need to take leave from work, as bleeding can be managed with menstrual pads even while in the office or at work.

Disadvantages of medical abortion

  • Takes time (hours to days) to complete abortion, and the timing may not be predictable. Women experience bleeding and cramping, and potentially some other side-effects (nausea, vomiting, fever, and shivering). May require more clinic visits than surgical abortion.

Advantages of Surgical Abortion

  • Quick procedure
  • Complete abortion easily verified by evaluation of aspirated products of conception
  • Takes place in a hospital so Sterilization or placement of an intrauterine device (IUD) may be performed at the same time as the procedure. It can be performed under local anaesthesia if woman is properly motivated and counselled

Disadvantages of surgical abortion

  • Requires instrumentation of the uterus
  • Small risk of uterine or cervical injury
  • Timing of abortion controlled by the doctor and hospital
  • Anaesthesia needs to be administered. Most doctors perform this procedure under short general anaesthesia. A woman needs to be in the hospital for at least 6 hours. Effect of sedation will be there throughout the day.

Related Tip: Why eating fish is essential for a healthy pregnancy??

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Choice between Surgical and Medical Abortion

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
There are two methods by which abortion can be done

Medical Abortion -non-surgical abortion in which medicines are used to induce abortion
Surgical Abortion - Use of transcervical procedures for terminating pregnancy, including vacuum aspiration, and dilatation and evacuation (D&E).

Surgical or Medical Abortion for Unwanted Pregnancy

If pregnancy is <= 7 weeks; medical Method with Mifepristone with misoprostol is favorable as success rate is as high as 97%.
If pregnancy is between 7-12 weeks; surgical abortion is the only option.
If pregnancy is beyond 12 weeks – 20 weeks, then woman needs to be hopsitalized and will be given either Mifepristone followed by Misoprostol tablet or only misoprostol tablets and woman will then abort like a miscarriage in the Hospital. If any products are remaining then it will be evacuated surgically.
Surgical abortion is preferred if patient desires concurrent tubal ligation or IUCD (CuT) insertion.
If a woman fulfills the criteria for selecting either method i.e. Before 7 weeks), final choice to be given to the woman.

Summary of Choice between Surgical or Medical abortion in India

<= 7 weeks – Medical method or Surgical method
7-12 weeks – Surgical abortion
12 – 20 weeks – Medicines with or without surgical procedure in Hospital.

Advantages of Medical Abortion

Avoids surgery. Controlled by the woman and may take place at home. No need for admission to the Hospital. Usually well tolerated by women if properly counselled and motivated. No need to take leave from work, as bleeding can be manged with menstrual pads even while in office or at work.

Disadvantages of Medical abortion

Takes time (hours to days) to complete abortion, and the timing may not be predictable. Women experience bleeding and cramping, and potentially some other side-effects (nausea, vomiting, fever, and shivering). May require more clinic visits than surgical abortion.

Advantages of Surgical Abortion

Quick procedure. Complete abortion easily verified by evaluation of aspirated products of conception. Takes place in a Hospital so Sterilization or placement of an intrauterine device (IUD) may be performed at the same time as the procedure. It can be performed under local anaesthesia if woman is properly motivated and counselled.

Disadvantages of Surgical abortion

Requires instrumentation of the uterus. Small risk of uterine or cervical injury. Timing of abortion controlled by the Doctor and Hospital. Anaesthesia wneeds to be administered. Most doctors perform this procedure under short general anaesthesia. Woman needs to be in the Hospital for at least 6 hours. Effect of sedation will be there throuout the day.
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Reality Check On Skin Lightening Products - Why Your Own Natural Skin Color is Beautiful?

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Reality Check On Skin Lightening Products - Why Your Own Natural Skin Color is Beautiful?

Skin lightening and brightening products have become extremely popular and are aggressively promoted by film stars, cricket players and fair-skinned models on TV, print and other media. These products promise you not only a lighter and flawless skin but also promote the fact that with this you will be able to get your perfect life-partner and your perfect chosen job! Many of these products do not disclose their exact composition, while some list many chemical names which are simply incomprehensible. However, some of these unregulated products could actually contain ingredients that are beneficial for your skin, but some could be quite harmful:

Therefore, you must keep a check on the following:

  • Many products may contain mercury as a skin lightening ingredient, which is a toxic metal which can lead to brain and kidney damage.

  • Steroids are commonly used in lightening creams and cause permanent thinning of the skin. These chemicals also increase the risk of skin infections, aggravate acne, cause stretch marks, precipitate bruising and make your skin more sensitive and red.

  • Hydroquinone is a prescription product and if used under proper supervision is useful for skin lightening. Unregulated use may cause skin irritation, cataract and unwanted discoloration.

  • Vitamin A derivatives can cause flakiness, irritation and increased sensitivity.

Your own photochromic " Skin Umbrella"

It is worthwhile understanding that nature has cleverly and correctly adapted your skin color on the darker side for geographic, genetic and evolutionary reasons. This pigmentation is actually beneficial since it acts as your very own personal 'skin umbrella' which protects you from sunburns, deep wrinkles and skin cancers. Just like photochromic glasses, your 'skin umbrella' turns darker with sun exposure. You call this a “tan”. Thus, medically speaking, black is beautiful. It doesn't make too much sense to try and alter your natural baseline skin color. Your baseline color is your natural skin color on your constantly covered area like on your lower waist.

In case of abnormal pigmentation do seek an opinion

Of course, for abnormal blemishes, acne, freckles and distinct weird pigmentation you should definitely discuss with your dermatologist regarding proper diagnosis and various treatment options like prescription medications, peels and lasers. Also discuss with your dermatologist about daily products suited specifically for you and your skin type. But you would be much wiser and much better off for not using any medicinal product without proper supervision.

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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About Pri Vc 200 MG Tablet
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