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Emtee 25 mcg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Emtee Tablet

Emtee 25 mcg Tablet is a medicine which acts on the uterus and increases its contractions. It is used for medical abortion of early pregnancy (up to 63 days, counting from the first day of the last menstrual period). It also helps to prevent bleeding after delivery. Follow the doctor's advice strictly while taking this medicine.

Emtee Tablet side effects

Common
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Uterine contractions
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramp

How to use Emtee 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. Emtee 25 mcg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Emtee Tablet works

Emtee 25 mcg Tablet increases contractions of the uterus to cause abortion. It can also prevent post-delivery bleeding due to poor contraction of the uterus.

Emtee Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Emtee 25 mcg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Emtee 25 mcg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
Emtee 25 mcg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Emtee 25 mcg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Emtee 25 mcg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. This medicine may be started with a low dose and then increased with caution by your doctor.
Liver
Emtee 25 mcg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emtee 25 mcg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Emtee Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Emtee 25 mcg Tablet, it is likely that the termination will not be fully effective. Talk to your doctor if you forget to take Emtee 25 mcg Tablet.

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Expert Advice

  • Emtee 25 mcg Tablet helps terminate pregnancy when used along with another medicine called mifepristone.
  • It may also be used to prevent excessive bleeding after delivery.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It does not affect fertility. Use contraception to avoid pregnancy.
  • For pregnancy termination:
    • Take it no later than 63 days after the first day of your last menstrual period.
    • Take it 36 – 48 hours after taking mifepristone.
    • Rest for at least 3 hours after taking the medicine.
    • If you vomit within 30 minutes of taking the tablet, talk to your doctor immediately, as you may need to take another tablet.
    • Take it only as prescribed by the doctor. Miscarriages, if incomplete, may result in serious medical complications leading to hospitalization, surgery and possible infertility.
    • Vaginal bleeding lasting for approximately 12 days may occur after taking this medicine. Inform your doctor immediately if excessive bleeding occurs or if you suffer from severe abdominal pain.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Emtee

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Sir/Mam I am currently going through a medical abortion , my doctor prescribed me to take mifepristone tablet at my home and told me to come after 2 days to clinic for rest of medication , but i have started bleeding after taking the mifepristone alone , should i go and take extra medication or the mifepristone will do it alone?I am having bleeding and pain after 24 hours of taking the mifepristone
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Yes u should go
Sir, i m 56 days of pregnancy. I m married and i do not want baby now. Is medical abortion is legal in india. And can i do that at home by taking tablet. Is there heavy blooding after taking it.
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Yes it's legal. Consult a Gynae nearby. Don't take tab of your own
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FAQs

Q. What is Emtee and what is used for?

Emtee contains a medicine called Misoprostol. It helps in medical termination of the pregnancy. It is prescribed along with another medicine called Mifepristone. It is only used to terminate a pregnancy which should not be more than 63 days old, counting from the first day of the last menstrual period. It works by increasing the contractions of the uterus. It may also be used in the prevention or treatment of post-delivery bleeding and for cervical ripening.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Emtee?

This medicine is administered only in a clinic or healthcare facility under the supervision of a gynaecologist.

Q. What should I expect after taking Emtee?

For medical termination of pregnancy: You may experience abdominal cramping, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea immediately after taking Emtee. You may also have vaginal bleeding within 4 hours of taking Emtee. You may also be asked to stay at the clinic or healthcare center for at least 3 hours after taking this medicine. After 14 days of taking Mifepristone (pill you took before Emtee) your gynaecologist may run some blood tests or perform ultrasonography to confirm whether pregnancy has been terminated or not.

Q. Can Emtee affect my future chances of getting pregnant?

No, studies have shown that this medicine does not impair the fertility of the women. Your future chances of getting pregnant are as equal as of those who have not taken this medicine.

Q. What are the common side effects of taking Emtee?

The common side effects of using Emtee are abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, uterine contractions, pelvic pain, and shivering. If you experience a very heavy vaginal bleeding or if any of these side effects bother you please consult with your gynaecologist.

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