Overview

Uses of Elestra Tablet

Elestra Tablet is used in the treatment of polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). It is used to treat symptoms of PCOS such as excessive hair growth (hirsutism), acne and irregular menstrual cycle (periods).

Elestra Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Breast pain
  • Mood changes

How to use Elestra Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Elestra Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it preferably after the evening meal or at bed time.

How Elestra Tablet works

Elestra Tablet is a combination of two hormonal medicines: Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol which treat PCOS symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and irregular menstrual cycle (periods). Cyproterone works by blocking the overproduction of androgens (male hormones) in the ovaries thereby reducing unwanted hair growth and acne. Ethinyl Estradiol enhances the effect of Cyproterone by reducing the amount of androgens in the blood circulation. Together, they also regularize the menstrual cycle in PCOS.

Elestra Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Elestra Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Elestra Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
It is not known whether Elestra Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Elestra Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Elestra Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Elestra Tablet to treat symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) such as excessive hair growth (hirsutism), acne and irregular menstrual cycle (periods).
  • Take your pill at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • You may experience menstrual irregularities such as spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods. Consult your doctor if this persists.
  • Do not use Elestra Tablet if you are obese, over 50, smoke, on prolonged bed rest or have a history of blood clots.
  • Stop taking it and inform your doctor if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain or changes in vision.
  • Do not use additional hormonal contraceptives when taking Elestra Tablet.

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FAQs

Q. What is Elestra?
Elestra is a combination of two hormonal medicines: Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol. It treats PCOS symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and irregular menstrual cycle (periods). Cyproterone works by blocking the overproduction of androgens (male hormones) in the ovaries, thereby reducing unwanted hair growth and acne. Ethinyl Estradiol enhances the effect of Cyproterone by reducing the amount of androgens in the blood circulation. Together, they also regularize the menstrual cycle in PCOS.
Q. Is it safe to use Elestra?
Yes, Elestra is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted common side effects like nausea, stomach pain, headache, weight gain, breast pain, mood changes. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Q. Can the use of Elestra cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Elestra can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.
Q. Does cyproterone lower testosterone?
Yes, Elestra lowers testosterone by inhibiting the release of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) that is responsible for the release of testosterone in men.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Elestra?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Oct 2018.
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