Drug information on Arisafe (250 mg) (Dydrogesterone) from Arika Healthcare

Arisafe (250 mg)

Arika Healthcare
Generic : Dydrogesterone
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Medical Condition(s) for which Arisafe (250 mg) may be prescribed

Premenstrual Syndrome

Overview of Arisafe (250 mg)

Dydrogesterone is a synthetic progesterone. Progesterone is a female hormone which is responsible for the healthy growth of the womb (uterine) lining also known as endometrial. If the egg released during the menstrual cycle is not fertilized, progesterone levels decrease and initiates proper shedding of the womb lining (menstruation). If the egg is fertilized and attaches to the womb lining, progesterone levels continue to increase and helps in maintaining the integrity of womb lining which is very necessary to preserve the pregnancy.
Dydrogesterone is used to mimic the action of progesterone in various conditions

Side effects of Arisafe (250 mg)

  • Pulsating headache which can develop into a migraine
  • Pain in breast and breast tenderness
  • Occasional blood spotting
  • Pain during periods
  • Irregular period
  • Heavy bleeding during periods
  • Missed period
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Abnormal liver function which can progress into jaundice Nausea and abdominal discomfort
  • Hypersensitivity

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Drug dosage varies as per the medical condition.

  • Painful menstruation and irregular menstrual periods: 10 mg twice daily from starting from the 5th day of the menstrual cycle to the 25th day.
  • Endometriosis: 10 mg twice or thrice daily starting from the 5th day of the menstrual cycle to the 25th day.
  • Dysfunctional bleeding/ unexpected bleeding:
  • 10 mg twice daily for a week for stopping bleeding.
  • 10 mg twice daily starting from the 11th day of the menstrual cycle to 25th day to prevent heavy bleeding.
  • Secondary Amenorrhea: Should be given in combination with estrogen therapy. 10 mg twice daily starting from the 11th day of the menstrual cycle to the 25th day.
  • Abortion: In case of threatened abortion, 40 mg immediately and then 10 mg doses repeated every 8 hours till remission.
  • In case of habitual abortion, 10 mg once daily till 12th week of pregnancy.
  • Infertility: 10 mg once daily from 14th day of menstrual cycle to 25th day.
  • In post-menopausal conditions: Should be given in combination with estrogen therapy in a dose of 2.5 mg to 10 mg once daily as per the severity of the condition.

How to use Arisafe (250 mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Arisafe (250 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed, abnormal vaginal bleeding, blood clot disorder, stroke, incomplete abortion, breast cancer, brain cancer, breastfeeding mothers, liver dysfunction, and hypersensitivity.
The drug is contraindicated in children under age 18 years.
While the drug is useful in sustaining pregnancy in patients with recurrent abortion, the drug is contraindicated in pregnant patients who are not at any risk of abortion or in patients with advanced pregnancy.

Warnings and Precautions for Arisafe (250 mg)

• Patients should be monitored for visual disturbances, migraine headache or embolic disorders.
• The duration and the frequency of the treatment should be decided by the treating physician.
• If any allergic reaction reactions occur, the medicine has to be stopped and should consult a physician.

Other Precautions for Arisafe (250 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with a history of blood clot disorder, kidney impairment, heart disease, epilepsy, asthma, migraine, fluid retention, and breastfeeding. Monitor closely eye vision and symptoms of blood clot disorders.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Should be used with extreme care in patient with a history of clinical depression.

Drug Interactions of Arisafe (250 mg)

No specific symptoms are observed with drug overdose. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

Storage Conditions for Arisafe (250 mg)

Store in a dry, dark place at temperatures not exceeding 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

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