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What is Regestrone used for?
Regestrone is a progestin that is used to treat menstrual disorders in women. It restores menstruation in women suffering from amenorrhea. It is also used in the treatment of endometriosis. Besides, Regestrone or Norethisterone helps control abnormal uterine bleeding caused by hormonal imbalance. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Regestrone?
The dosage of Regestrone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Regestrone. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The usual dosage of Regestrone is between 2.5 and 10 milligrams.Take this medication by mouth, along with food to prevent stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Regestrone?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Regestrone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Regestrone?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Regestrone, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are severe nausea and vomiting.
What other drugs could interact with Regestrone?
- St. John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Regestrone.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Regestrone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Regestrone can interact with certain anti-seizure medicines and azole antifungal medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Regestrone?
Like other medicines, Regestrone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Regestrone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Regestrone cannot be anticipated. If any of its side effects develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Regestrone can cause side effects such as headache, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weight gain or loss, acne, change in menstrual flow, and sleeplessness. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are chest pain, blurred vision, fainting, trouble breathing, and rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Regestrone.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Regestrone?
Is it possible for me to take Regestrone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods, and other products be avoided when I take Regestrone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Regestrone?
How will Regestrone work in my body?
How should Regestrone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Regestrone drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists, or other health care professional. Before taking Regestrone, inform your doctor if you have a history of epilepsy, high cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, and heart or kidney problem. Do not take Regestrone if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Also, it is best to avoid the drug while breastfeeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. As this drug may cause dizziness, exercise caution while driving or performing any activity that requires alertness.