Ormeloxifene - Drug Information

Generic Name : Ormeloxifene

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Latest prescription information about Ormeloxifene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Oral Contraceptives
Trade Name(s): 
India : 

International : Novex-Ds, Centron and Sevista Other Name : Centchroman

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
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.

Pregnancy Category :


Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
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.

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Dear Dr. I am 38 yrs old, unmarried & have been suffering from Menorrhagia for the past 15 years.I do not have any cyst.I have been under medication all this time, Drs. have advised Deviry, sevista, my Pill & so many others medicines, finally they have put me on Novex 30mg tab twice a week for 3 mths. I would like to know is it safe to take this tablet for so long n what are the side effects.
Jane20  Saturday, February 23, 2013
dear dr, i am 40 yrs old from last 6 months i have periods problems. if bleeding starts it will not stop, so i went to doctor she prescribed Deviry 10 mg and Novex 30 mg, taking this for 15 days will i have regular periods please advise or am i in the menopause please tell

mksrv  Thursday, January 31, 2013
Dear Doc, i am 29 years old unmarried. I was sufering from breast pain for which Doctor suggested me Novex 30mg tab and told me to take it on alternate days. So is the tablet safe to take on alternate days.
priya13  Sunday, November 18, 2012
is ovarian cyst formation following ormeloxifene an FSH mediated phenomenon?
Dr.SupriyaSengupta  Thursday, November 08, 2012
i am 43 yrs old. i was suffering from dysfunctional uterine bleeding for three years.i was prescribed to use sevista. bleeding controlled but no menstruation since 17th. may with heaviness of lower abdomen and mild tenderness. i have completed 6 months of dose of sevista. now i was continuing is as contraceptive.i am worried, whether it is a severe side effect or any other bad symptom. please advise me what i do- whether i will discontinue or do anything else?
malay47  Saturday, July 14, 2012
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