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Norethindrone Acetate 5mg

Norethindrone Acetate 5mg

Norethindrone Acetate

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Norethindrone Acetate 5mg is an artificial progestin used in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and other related condition such as endometriosis and as amenorrhea. It is also used to treat abnormal period and to bring normal menstrual cycle in women. Progestin is steroid hormones which will show the same effect as progesterone. It works by reducing gonadotropin production from the pituitary gland that lead to prevent ovulation in females. Norethindrone is an FDA approved drug in April, 1982.

Mechanism of Action

Progestin present in Norethindrone diffuses freely into target cells and helps in binding to the progesterone receptor. Target cells include the female reproductive tract, the pituitary, mammary gland and hypothalamus. Once the progestin bound to the receptor, progestin will slow the frequency of deliver gonadotropin releasing hormone from the hypothalamus and change the pre-ovulatory LH surge.

Dosing of Norethindrone Acetate

Norethindrone is a tablet taken by mouth with or without mouth. It is taken on different schedules which depend on the condition of the patient and how well it works to treat the condition. Take Norethindrone at the same time every day. Don't take more than one tablet in 24 hours. To help you to remember, take it around the same time so that you are scheduled to it.

In case of miss dose, take norethindrone as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose then skip the previous one and continue with your regular routine. Do not take 2 doses at a time.

In case of over dose, immediately call your nearby poison center.

Contraindication of Norethindrone Acetate 5mg

Norethindrone can interact with other medical conditions can cause severe side effects. Do not use Norethindrone if you are:

  • allergic to it or any of its ingredient present in it
  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding
  • undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding or postmenopausal
  • having a history of severe blood clots in lungs, eyes or leg, blood vessel problems or breast cancer
  • decreased liver function or active liver disorder

Drug Interaction With Norethindrone Acetate

Some medications may interact with Norethindrone and cause serious health problem. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications such as felbamate, griseofulvin, carbamazepine, aprepitant, hydantoins, rifampin, modafinil and nevirapine as they can reduce Norethindrone effect.

Corticosteroids, theophylline and beta-adrenergic blockers can cause side effects if taken along with Norethindrone.

Storage: Store Norethindrone in an air tight container at room temperature between 20 to 25°C. Store this medication away from excess heat and moisture. Keep away from children and pets.

Side Effects of Norethindrone Acetate 5mg

Norethindrone can lead to cause some mild side effects such as change in menstrual flow, breakthrough bleeding, missed periods, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, fever, nausea, pain, stomach pain, weakness, loss or gain of weight, difficulty breathing, chest pain, partial change in vision, swelling of calf, numbness and yellowing of skin and eye.

Precaution While Taking Norethindrone Acetate 5mg

  • Conform to your doctor while taking Norethindrone with any other prescribed, non-prescribed, herbal and other dietary substance.
  • Do not take this medication with alcohol as it can cause your condition worse.
  • Avoid using heavy machine after intake of this medication, as it causes dizziness.
  • Norethindrone may cause dark skin patches on the face. Avoid going out in the sun or use protective cloths and apply sunscreen while moving out.

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