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Biogest 200mg Capsule

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Biogest 200mg Capsule is used to prevent premature labor in pregnant women in order to reduce the risk of giving birth too early (preterm birth). It prevents miscarriage and lower the risk of premature birth in women who have had one premature delivery in the past.

Biogest 200mg Capsule should be taken as your doctor advice. Your doctor will decide how much you need to take and for how much time. You may take it with or without food but better to take it at a fixed time. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, hives, and diarrhea. If it bothers you, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing it. It may affect blood sugar levels, so monitor your blood sugar regularly. It is better to inform the doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain while using this medicine.

Before taking this medicine inform doctor, if you have ever had any problems with your blood circulation or have diabetes, or any liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Biogest Capsule

Benefits of Biogest Capsule

In Prevention of Premature Labor

Biogest 200mg Capsule is a synthetic form of the female hormone called progesterone, which helps lower the risk of delivering the baby too early (premature labor), particularly in women who have had this complication in an earlier pregnancy. Progesterone is a hormone that thickens the lining of the uterus and prepares it for the growth and development of the baby. So, it helps your uterus grow during pregnancy and also prevents any contractions that can otherwise lead to miscarriage.

Side effects of Biogest Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Biogest

  • Nausea
  • Hives
  • Diarrhea

How to use Biogest Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Biogest 200mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Biogest 200mg Capsule with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Biogest Capsule works

Biogest 200mg Capsule is a progestin (female hormone). It works by modulating the immune response of the mother to prevent rejection of the embryo and allow its attachment to the uterus. This prevents miscarriage and helps lower the risk of premature birth in women who have had one premature delivery in the past.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Biogest 200mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biogest 200mg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biogest 200mg Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Driving
SAFE
Biogest 200mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biogest 200mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
This medicine contains progesterone which can cause fluid retention in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biogest 200mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Biogest 200mg Capsule
₹17.62/Capsule
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Quick Tips

  • Biogest 200mg Capsule is used in pregnant women to help lower the risk of giving birth too early (preterm birth).
  • It is only given to a woman who has had a preterm delivery in the past.
  • It is not for use in women who are pregnant with more than one baby (twins, triplets, etc.).
  • It may affect blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have pain in the chest, groin or legs, difficulty with breathing, sudden severe headache, slurred speech, sudden unexplained shortness of breath, a sudden loss of coordination, or vision changes while using this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/Mineralocorticoids, Progestogins Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL

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FAQs

Q. What is Biogest 200mg Capsule and what is it used for?

Biogest 200mg Capsule is a type of female sex hormone. It helps to lower the risk of preterm delivery (early birth) in a pregnant woman, who had delivered a preterm baby in the past.

Q. How should I take Biogest 200mg Capsule?

Biogest 200mg Capsule should be taken in the dose decided by your doctor. Your dose will depend on your exact medical condition. It can be taken with or without food. It is advisable to take Biogest 200mg Capsule at a fixed time each day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Biogest 200mg Capsule?

Ideally, you should try not to miss any dose. However, if you miss a dose consult with your doctor as soon as you remember. You may consider taking the medicine at the same time or linking any particular daily activity like having food to fix a set time for medicine. You can also try pill reminders or pill boxes.

Q. What are the side effects of using Biogest 200mg Capsule?

The common side effects of Biogest 200mg Capsule include nausea, diarrhea and hives. However, most of these side effects are not severe and resolve once your body adjusts to the medicine. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Biogest 200mg Capsule safe?

Biogest 200mg Capsule is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 671-72.
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Expires on or after: February, 2021

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