This medication is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen, prescribed for the prevention of miscarriage, breast cancer, premature birth and prostate enlargement.
Contraindicated in patients with breast cancer, blood clots, and during pregnancy.
Dosage is based on patient’s condition. Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10-20 mg/day. As Vaginal pessary: 1 mg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a pessary to insert into the vagina.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breast lumps and cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, migraine headaches, liver, heart or kidney disease, mental depression, high blood pressure during pregnancy and breastfeeding women.
• Most frequent : Abdominal pain with cramps, abdominal swelling, loss of appetite, decreased breast milk flow, painful menstruation, breast enlargement in males, nausea, swelling in the leg, vaginal infection and weight gain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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