Trade Names/Brand Names :
Arandal, Aroserine, Cobarenol, Elmolan, Gravynon, Maintane Tab, Perselin, Pregnolin, Turinal
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a synthetic progestogen, prescribed for the prevention of threatened miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in people with history of blood clot events, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, incomplete abortion, cancer, stroke, severe liver impairment, pregnancy and hypersensitivity.
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10 to 40 mg per day 1 week.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Discontinue the medication if there is sudden, partial or complete loss of vision, migraine and blood clot disorders.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of epilepsy, migraine, asthma, heart or kidney disease, depression, diabetes and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Changes in libido (sexual drive), breast changes, altered menstrual cycles or irregular menstrual bleeding (rare).
Gastrointestinal disturbances and appetite/weight change.
• Central Nervous System
Headache, depression and fatigue.
Fluid retention, swelling in extremities, pimple, skin rash, hives, fever and excessive hair growth over the body.
Other Precautions :
Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.