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Regestrone 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Novartis India Ltd
Medicine composition: Norethisterone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Regestrone 5 MG Tablet, a synthetic form of progestin, is effective in treating abnormal vaginal bleeding and other menstrual disorders in women which are triggered due to an imbalance of hormones. It is also used in preventing unwanted pregnancies. It is helpful in providing contraception for about eight weeks. It mainly works by stopping the process of ovulation. It also brings changes to the lining of the uterus to make it less probable for a fertilised egg to attach to it. It comes in form of an injection and is convenient form of short-term contraception.

Regestrone 5 MG 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 Regestrone 5 MG 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 Regestrone 5 MG 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, Regestrone 5 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.

Irregular menstrual periods

Moderate Less Common

Enlargement of breasts

Moderate Less Common

Stomach discomfort and pain

Moderate Less Common

Weight loss or weight gain

Moderate Less Common

Trouble sleeping

Moderate Less Common

Acneiform eruptions

Moderate Less Common

Facial hair growth

Moderate Less Common

Loss of vision or blurred vision

Moderate Less Common

Bulging of eyes

Moderate Less Common

Migraine like headaches

Moderate Less Common

Difficulty in breathing

Moderate Less Common

Presence of blood in cough

Moderate Less Common

Sharp or crushing pain in chest

Moderate Less Common

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

Moderate Less Common

Yellowing of skin and eyes

Moderate Less Common

Depressed mood

Moderate Less Common

Difficulty in swallowing

Moderate Less Common

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?

The medicine is suggested to be ignored by breastfeeding mothers as there is a possibility of side-effects on infant. You should consult your doctor to evaluate the potential benefits and risks before taking the medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Regestrone 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Glenmark 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.
This medicine works by inhibiting the secretion of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland and preventing the maturation of follicles and the process of ovulation.

Ques: What is Regestrone 5 mg tablet?

Ans: Regestrone 5 mg tablet belongs to a medicine group that contains Norethisterone as main ingredient present. It is used for the treatment of Endometrial cancer and menstrual disorders. Regestrone 5 mg tablet is prescribed to the patients having abnormal vaginal bleeding. It also controls Amenorrhea and Premenstrual syndrome. This medicine is for the patients having Breast cancer. Regestrone 5 mg tablet also treats symptoms like water retention, headache and mood swings.

Ques: What is the use of Regestrone 5 mg tablet?

Ans: Regestrone 5 mg tablet is used for the treatment of conditions like Amenorrhoea and Endometrial cancer. It is also used to control abnormal uterine bleeding. Regestrone 5 mg tablet helps to improve premenstrual syndromes like headache, mood disturbances and breast pain. This medicine also prevents breast cancer. It is used as an oral contraceptive to avoid pregnancies.

Ques: What are the side effects of Regestrone 5 mg tablet?

Ans: Regestrone 5 mg tablet has many common side effects such as irregular menstrual cycles, dizziness and Fainting. There are some serious side effects of this medicine like swollen facial features, Blood in cough and Migraine attacks. In case of patients, having any of the side effects or issues like blurred vision or eye bulging. It is advised to stop the consumption of Regestrone 5 mg tablet and contact to doctor as soon as possible.

Ques: For what treatment Regestrone 5 mg tablet used for?

Ans: Regestrone 5 mg tablet is used for the treatment of premenstrual syndromes like headache, mood disturbances and breast pain. It is also used to control abnormal uterine bleeding. Regestrone 5 mg tablet helps to improve conditions like Amenorrhoea and Endometrial cancer. This medicine also prevents breast cancer. It is used as an oral contraceptive to avoid pregnancies.
What are you using Regestrone 5 MG Tablet for?
Other
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Amenorrhoea
Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Contraception
Endometrial Cancer
Breast Cancer
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 hours
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Stomach discomfort
Irregular menstrual periods
Weight loss or weight gain
Trouble Sleeping
Loss of vision
Acneiform eruptions
Enlargement of breasts
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hello Dr. Actually my Dr. has prescribed me regestrone 5 mg nd by mistake it is only regestrone which I have purchased nd taken 5 days now I have seen so I want ask that is regestrone or regestrone5 mg same tablet. Suggest me.

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Is there any medicine to increase the level of regestrone n is it harmful to take regestrone tablets.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Is there any medicine to increase the level of regestrone n is it harmful to take regestrone tablets.
Regesterone is a synthetic progesterone and it is given as oral pills, harm is that it is masquiline hormone - leads to water retention, weight gain and low cycle, even after stopping this, it remains in the system for few months for normal unaffe...
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After sex can I take regestrone tablets to get menstruation. Will that helpful for me.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
After sex can I take regestrone tablets to get menstruation. Will that helpful for me.
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I took regestrone only for one day to get periods is that enough. Please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I took regestrone only for one day to get periods is that enough. Please suggest.
Start 3 -4 days before your expected date of period once a day till the day you want to avoid the period.

I have taken regestrone tablets for 2 days for not getting period. For some reasons. I have a doubt after taking regestrone tablets how many days I will get my period.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Usually after stopping tablets gap of 3 to 8 days happens before one gets period and that too if sufficient days treatment is taken
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