Primolut N Tablets for Treatment of Menstrual Problems

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Primolut N is used to treat dysfunctional bleeding, primary and secondary amenorrhoea, premenstrual syndrome, delay of menstrual period, in combination with estrogen hormone replacement therapy and endometriosis.

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Primolut N Tablets for Treatment of Menstrual Problems

  1. 1. Primolut N Tablets Primolut N tablets are used to treat dysfunctional bleeding, primary and secondary amenorrhoea, premenstrual syndrome, delay of menstrual period, in combination with estrogen hormone replacement therapy and endometriosis. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Primolut N Tablets Active Ingredient The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Primolut N Tablets is Norethisterone Acetate. Primolut N is available as 5 mg tablets. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Primolut N Tablets Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Primolut N Tablets Indications ➔Timing of menstruation ➔Disturbances of the monthly bleeding ➔Lack of the monthly bleeding ➔Premenstrual complaints ➔Endometriosis © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Primolut N Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage Dysfunctional Bleeding: The recommended dose of Primolut N is 1 tablet to be taken 3 times daily for 10 days Primary and Secondary Amenorrhoea: •Endometrial priming with an estrogen must be carried out before beginning treatment with Primolut N. Thereafter 1 tablet of Primolut N is given 1 to 2 times daily for 10 days. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Primolut N Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage Timing of Menstruation: Women not at risk of pregnancy during the treatment cycle can postpone their monthly menstrual bleeding with administration of Primolut N. The recommended dosage is 1 tablet Primolut N 2 to 3 times daily for not longer than 10-14 days, beginning about 3 days before the expected menstruation. Bleeding will occur 2-3 days after having stopped medication. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Primolut N Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage Premenstrual Syndrome: One tablet of Primolut N taken 1 to 3 times daily during the luteal phase (days past ovulation) of the cycle may relieve or improve premenstrual symptoms such as headaches, depressive moods, water retention, and a feeling of tension in the breasts. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Primolut N Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage Endometriosis: Treatment with Primolut N has to start between the first and fifth day of the cycle with 1 tablet twice daily. In the event of spotting, the dose can be increased to 2 tablets twice daily. If bleeding stops, dose reduction to the initial dose should be considered. Treatment is to be continued for at least 4 to 6 months. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Primolut N Tablets Missed Dose If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you remember when it is almost time for your next dose, take only your usual dose at that time. Do not take two doses at once. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Primolut N Tablets Contraindications Primolut N Tablets are contraindicated in the following cases: ➔Known hypersensitivity to to Norethisterone or any of the other ingredients present in the medicine. ➔Known or suspected pregnancy ➔Lactation ➔Thromboembolic disorders, thrombophlebitis, cerebral apoplexy or a history of these conditions © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Primolut N Tablets Contraindications ➔Patients with arterial and cardiovascular disease present or in history ➔Diabetes mellitus with vascular involvement. ➔Presence or history of severe hepatic disease as long as liver function values have not returned to normal ➔Presence or history of liver tumors (benign or malignant) © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  12. 12. Primolut N Tablets Contraindications ➔Known or suspected sex hormone-dependent malignancies. ➔Dubin-Johnson syndrome. ➔Rotor syndrome. ➔Missed abortion. ➔Undiagnosed vaginal or urinary bleeding. ➔Undiagnosed breast pathology © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  13. 13. Primolut N Tablets Side Effects of Primolut N Tablets In the indication of endometriosis, changes in bleeding pattern including irregular bleeding, scanty bleeding and the absence of bleeding may occur. Other side effects that have been reported in users of Primolut N are abnormal vision, nausea, headache, fluid retention, migraine, shortness of breath and hypersensitivity reactions (e.g rash, hives). © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  14. 14. Primolut N Tablets Warnings And Precautions ➔Use of oral estrogen/progestogen containing ovulation inhibitors increases the incidence of thromboembolic diseases. ➔In rare cases, benign liver tumors, and even more rarely, malignant liver tumors have been reported in users of hormonal substances such as the one contained in Primolut N. ➔Strict medical supervision is necessary if the patient suffers from diabetes. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  15. 15. Primolut N Tablets Overdosage Symptoms Studies conducted with norethisterone acetate did not indicate a risk of acute adverse effects in case of inadvertent intake of a multiple of the daily therapeutic dose. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  16. 16. Primolut N Tablets Primolut N Tablets Manufactured by Zydus Healthcare For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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