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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.

  • Endometrial Cancer

    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.
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

    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.
  • Breast Cancer

    This medicine is also sometimes used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer.
  • Allergy

    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.
  • Liver Disease

    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.
  • Irregular Menstrual Periods

  • Enlargement Of Breasts

  • Stomach Discomfort And Pain

  • Weight Loss

  • Trouble Sleeping

  • Acneiform Eruptions

  • Facial Hair Growth

  • Loss Of Vision Or Blurred Vision

  • Bulging Of Eyes

  • Headache

  • Difficulty In Breathing

  • Presence Of Blood In Cough

  • Sharp Or Crushing Pain In Chest

  • Dizziness

  • Weakness In Arms, Hands, Legs Or Feets

  • Swelling Of Face, Lips, Eyelids, Tongue, Hands And Feet

  • Yellow Colored Eyes Or Skin

  • Depressed Mood

  • Difficulty In Swallowing

  • Allergic Skin Reaction

  • 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.

  • 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.

Ques: How long do I need to use regestrone 5 mg tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use regestrone 5 mg tablet?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of usage of this medication will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow the proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use regestrone 5 mg tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to be taken orally and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of regestrone 5 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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