Termipil 200 MG Tablet
Termipil 200 MG Tabletis a steroid used to terminate a 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.
A women should not take Termipil 200 MG Tablet if she:
- has an ectopic pregnancy
- is being treated with long-term corticosteroid medicines
- has inherited porphyria
- has problem with the adrenal glands
- has bleeding problems or is taking anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication
- has an intrauterine device (IUD) in place, it must be removed before taking this medication.
Mifepristone is primarily used for the treatment of condition like:
Unexplained Vaginal Bleeding
Chronic Adrenal Failure
Other Bleeding Disorders
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 Termipil 200 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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.
This medication works by blocking 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
There are no known disease interactions.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
There are no known alcohol interactions.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juiceAvoid the consumption of large quantities of grapefruit juice while taking mifepristone as it can alter the levels of this medicine in the blood.
It is recommended that you avoid grapefruit juice while taking this medication. It may modify the effects of the drug.
Interaction with Medicine
Mifepristone severely interacts with the following drugs- dexamethasone, erythromycin, hydrocortisone, ketoconazole, simvastatin, pimozide, warfarin and ergotamine.
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