Primolut-N Tablet (Norethisterone 5mg)
$24.00 – $60.00
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Menstrual bleeding, Pain during menstruation, Endometriosis
Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
10 tablets in 1 strip
30 Tablet/s, 60 Tablet/s, 90 Tablet/s
|Primolut-N Tablet (Norethisterone 5mg)|
|Pack Size||Price||Price/Unit||Add To Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||$24.00 (0.8/unit)||$0.8|
|60 Tablet/s||$44.00 (0.73/unit)||$0.73|
|90 Tablet/s||$60.00 (0.67/unit)||$0.67|
SKU: N/A Category: Women's Health
Primolut-N 5 MG Tablet is composed of a synthetic hormone (chemical messenger) that mimics progesterone (a female hormone crucial for maintaining the menstrual cycle and pregnancy). It is used to treat a range of menstrual problems such as painful, heavy, or irregular periods, endometriosis (abnormal growth of uterus/womb lining), etc. The medicine is also used as a contraceptive to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Higher doses of this medicine are sometimes used to treat breast cancer.
Primolut-N 5 MG Tablet shows side effects like headache, nausea, stomach pain, vaginal spotting, dizziness, and breast tenderness. Inform your doctor if any of these side effects worsen or persist for a long time. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. It is recommended that you take it at the same time every day. Your doctor will decide the dosage of this medicine based on the indication you are taking it for.
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in people who have jaundice, migraine, heart troubles or a history of a heart attack or angina (chest pain). Inform your doctor if you have any kidney problems, diabetes, or any other medical conditions. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. This drug may not be safe for breastfeeding mothers; nevertheless, consult your doctor before taking this medicine while breastfeeding.
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Side effects Primolut-N
Major & minor side effects for Primolut N 5 MG Tablet
Irregular menstrual periods
Breast pain and tenderness
Difficulty in sleeping
Loss of libido
Yellowing of skin and eyes
Uses of Primolut-N 5 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Heavy menstrual bleeding (also known as menorrhagia) is prolonged menstrual bleeding that lasts for more than 7 days. This can lead to anaemia (reduced red blood cell count leading to weakness) and other health issues. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet will help you prevent episodes of prolonged and heavy bleeding during your menstruation. It works by controlling the effect of progesterone (a hormone that regulates the menstrual cycle). Progesterone slows the growth of your uterus (womb) lining before menstruation, thus reduces your bleeding during menstruation.
Contraception is a method to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). It also works by thickening the lining of your cervix (a small passage that connects the vagina and uterus). This prevents the sperm from entering your uterus (womb).
A premenstrual syndrome is a group of symptoms that you get before the start of your monthly periods. These symptoms may include anxiety, mood disturbances, water retention, breast pain, etc. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet works by balancing the level of hormones (chemical messengers) that cause these symptoms in your body.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the lining of your uterus/womb starts to grow abnormally. Its symptoms are pelvic pain, painful periods, excessive bleeding, pain with intercourse, etc. This condition is caused by an imbalance of progesterone hormone (a chemical produced in the body that is responsible for reproduction, menstruation and pregnancy). Primolut N 5 MG Tablet treats this condition by controlling the function of progesterone in your body. Your doctor will prescribe other medications along with Primolut N 5 MG Tablet to help manage endometriosis.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Primolut N 5 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Allergic reactions are rare; however, contact a doctor immediately if you experience symptoms like rashes, itching/swelling (particularly of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and breathing difficulty, etc.
Severe liver disease
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have severe liver problems or liver tumours. The exact reason why this medicine cause liver injury is not known; however, it is believed that high doses or prolonged use of this medicine may increase your liver enzymes and can affect liver function. Thus, it may worsen your condition.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have an abnormal vaginal bleeding episode that has not been diagnosed by a doctor. If you have any menstrual abnormalities, report them to your doctor immediately.
Heart and blood vessel disorder
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have an active or history of stroke (brain damage due to blocked blood flow) or heart attack. This medicine should also be avoided if you have an active or previous blood clotting problem. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet can lead to an increase in clot formation if taken in higher doses and thus can worsen your condition.
Tranexamic acid is a medicine used to control nose bleeding and heavy menstrual flow. Concomitant use of Primolut N 5 MG Tablet and tranexamic acid is contraindicated as it can lead to severe blood clotting which can increase your risk of stroke (brain damage due to blocked blood flow) and heart attack.
If you have or suspect having breast cancer, do not take Primolut N 5 MG Tablet as it may worsen your condition. Inform your doctor if you have a family history of breast cancer before taking this medicine. This medicine is also not recommended for use if you have or are suspected of having hormone-related cancer of the uterus (womb) or other sex organs.
Warnings for special population
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are a pregnant woman as it can cause hormonal changes and affect your pregnancy.
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet is not recommended during breastfeeding as it may harm your infant.
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet may cause blurring of vision and other effects on your eye like proptosis (bulging of the eye), diplopia (double vision), etc. Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like blurred vision, excessive drying of the eyes. Do not perform activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms.
Diabetes is a condition in which there is an increase in blood sugar levels. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet may interfere with your blood sugar control.
You should stop taking Primolut N 5 MG Tablet at least 4 weeks before a planned surgery as it may interfere in bleeding control.
Use in children
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use prior to menarche (beginning of the menstrual cycle in girls).
The risks of side effects are significantly high if you smoke cigarettes. Inform your doctor about your smoking habits before taking Primolut N 5 MG Tablet.
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet may lead to weight gain, especially when you take it for a long period of time.
Driving or operating machinery
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, etc. If you experience any of these symptoms while taking this medication, it is recommended that you avoid doing any activities that require mental alertness such as driving or operating machines.
Do not miss a dose of Primolut N 5 MG Tablet. In case you forget to take your medicine, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is near, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to compensate for a missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose of Primolut N 5 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Depression is a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, anger, and a loss of interest in all activities. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you are diagnosed with depression or other mental health conditions as it may cause hallucinations, aggressiveness, mood swings, suicidal thoughts and other behavioural changes.
Fluid Retention and edema
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet can cause fluid retention and oedema(collection of fluid underneath your skin) especially when used for a long period of time.
Retinal thrombosis is an eye condition where there is the formation of a blood clot in the vein. It is a painless condition that causes blurring of vision or loss of eyesight. This risk is especially high if you have a history of vision problems or have active vision problems while using Primolut N 5 MG Tablet.
Thromboembolism is a condition in which a blood clot gets dislodged from another location in the circulation and causes obstruction in the blood flow. Primolut N 5 MG Tablet when used in high doses, increases your risk for thromboembolism.
Primolut N 5 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution if you are diagnosed with hyperlipidemia (increased fat levels in the blood) as it may increase the fat deposits and worsen your condition.
Information not available.
Thyroid function test
Inform your doctor about Primolut N 5 MG Tablet before thyroid function test as it may interfere with the test results.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
General Instructions Primolut-N
You can take Primolut N 5 MG Tablet with or without food. Do not take more or less than what is advised/prescribed by your doctor. Make sure to complete the course of treatment. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. You may see spotting or bleeding between your menstrual periods. Inform your doctor if this happens regularly. Inform your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects such as headaches, pain and swelling in your leg or pain while breathing. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue the medicine.