Norethisterone helps control excessive vaginal bleeding during menstruation. The drug is also effective in treating hormonal imbalance. Norethisterone aids in preventing unwanted pregnancies. The drug inhibits ovulation and transforms the lining of the uterus to ensure that eggs do not attach to it.
The medicine is known to produce certain side effects, such as weight gain, irregular menstrual bleeding, acne, dizziness, hirsutism and nausea. Before you administer the drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also important to let the physician know if you suffer from liver disease, ovarian cysts, porphyria, breast cancer, or systemic lupus. Report all other medications you are on at the time of Norethisterone administration.
If your doctor deems you fit to take Norethisterone, he/she will administer it during the first 5 days of your menstrual cycle. If the drug is administered as an injection, it is injected into the buttock region. Consult your physician immediately if you suffer from allergies to the medication of components within the medication.
The efficiency of the drug varies from one person to the next, depending on the condition affecting them and sex hormone levels in the body.
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.
Noresthisterone is recommended if you suffer from certain diseases, such as endometrial cancer, amenorrhoea, abnormal uterine bleeding, breast cancer and premenstrual syndrome. Apart from this, the medicine is useful as a contraceptive tool.
You should avoid the drug if you have an allergic reaction to it.
The duration of Norethisterone’s effect varies from one person to the next, based on the intent of usage. Furthermore, the dosage administered also plays a vital role in determining the effect duration.
The level of sex hormones in the body determines the time it takes for the medicine to show its intended effect. Additionally, your dosage is also an important factor for determining the onset of action.
The medicine should not be used if you are pregnant or are planning to conceive soon. Consult your physician if you think you might be pregnant while using the medicine.
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.
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.
The exact interaction of norethisterone with alcohol remains unclear. Therefore, consult your doctor to understand whether it is safe to consume alcohol along with the medication.
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.
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.
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.
In case of a missed dose, take the dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is already time for your next dose, you can skip the missed dose. Use additional forms of contraceptive to avoid accidental pregnancies from missed doses of the drug.
Contact your doctor or visit your nearest clinic in case of an overdose. Symptoms such as vaginal bleeding, vomiting and nausea are common in case of overdose on norethisterone.
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.
If you are taking norethisterone, make sure you are not on certain other drugs, such as phenytoin, divalproex, clarithromycin, phenobarbitol, aminophylline, Tranexamic acid, and Carbamazepine.