Trade Names/Brand Names :
Novex-Ds, Centron and Sevista
Other Name :
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is one of the selective estrogen receptor, used as a contraceptive or as a treatment for dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with polycystic ovarian disease, recent history of jaundice, liver impairment, kidney impairment, abnormal growth of cervix, pregnancy, lactation 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- Dysfunctional uterine bleeding- 60 mg twice a week for the 1st 12 week, then 60 mg/week for up to next 12 week.
Contraception- 30 mg twice a week for the 1st 12 week, then 30 mg/week from 13th week onwards. Take 1st tab on the 1st day of menstrual cycle. Follow dose irrespective of menstrual periods.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet, to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Women who desire to be pregnant should discontinue the drug intake.
Side Effects :
Nausea, headache, rise in blood pressure, weight gain and delayed or prolonged menstrual period.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.