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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
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Trade Name(s): 

India : 



International : 

Novex-Ds, Centron and Sevista

Other Name : 

Centchroman

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.

Pregnancy Category :


A

B

C

D

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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 (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.

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