Steron 5 MG Tablet
Steron 5 MG Tablet is primarily prescribed to control excessive vaginal bleeding during menstruation. It is 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 fertilized egg to attach to it. It comes in the form of an injection and is a convenient form of short-term contraception.
Steron 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 Regestrone Tablet ensure you have discussed with your doctor if you have:
- Liver problems
- Problem with your arteries
- Ovarian cyst
- Any abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Systemic lupus erythematous
- Breast cancer.
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 Steron 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.
How long is the duration of effect?
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.
What is the onset of action?
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.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
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.
Is it habit forming?
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.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
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.
Is It safe with alcohol?
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.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
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.
Does this affect kidney function?
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.
Does this affect liver function?
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Steron 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
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.
Are there any overdose instructions?
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 an overdose on Steron 5 MG Tablet.
This medicine works by inhibiting the secretion of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland and preventing the maturation of follicles and the process of ovulation.
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 Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Thyroid function testReport the use of this medicine if a thyroid function test is advised. This medicine may interfere with the test results.
Interaction with Medicine
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.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Disease
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.
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