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Ulipristal acetate

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 17, 2019

This medication is a Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulator (SPRM) that is used as an emergency contraceptive and a medication for uterine fibroid. It is used for the prevention of pregnancy in case any regular method of birth control failed.

The use of this medication should be avoided if you are already pregnant or if you are allergic to it or any ingredients in it. You should also avoid using it if you are breastfeeding. It is advised that you consult a doctor, before taking Ulipristal acetate, if you experienced your last menstrual period more than four weeks ago or have a history of tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, or you are already on some medication. It should also be avoided if your menstrual period has not yet started, or if your menopause has already passed.

This medication is available as 30mg tablets that have to be taken orally. It should be taken within 5 days (120 hours) after suspected contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse.

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.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Fibroprist 5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Ulipristal acetate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Ulipristal acetate as ingredient

The precise working nature of this medication has not yet been fully determined. It works by inhibiting ovulation. This inhibition happens by preventing progestin combination to the receptor known as progesterone.

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 Medicine

    This medicine interacts with barbiturates, phenytoin, fosphenytoin, carbamazepine, and oxcarbazepine.

Ques: What is Ulipristal acetate?

Ans: This medication is a Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulator (SPRM) that is used as an emergency contraceptive and a medication for uterine fibroid. It is used for the prevention of pregnancy in case any regular method of birth control failed.

Ques: How long do I need to use Ulipristal acetate before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: It depends on the condition of the patient and severity of the disease.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Ulipristal acetate?

Ans: It should be taken within 5 days (120 hours) after suspected contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse.

Ques: Should I use Ulipristal acetate empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ulipristal acetate?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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