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Farlutal 5mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Farlutal 5mg Tablet is similar to the progesterone hormone naturally produced by the body. It regulates periods, stops irregular bleeding, and helps with withdrawal bleeding in cases of amenorrhea (unusual stopping of menstrual periods).

Farlutal 5mg Tablet should be taken as your doctor's 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 headache, abdominal pain, weakness, and dizziness. If any of these bothers you, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. It may also cause irregular periods, bleeding, or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.

Before taking this medicine you must let your doctor know if you ever had any problems like bleeding or have a history of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems. 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. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take this medicine.

Benefits of Farlutal Tablet

In Abnormal uterine bleeding

Farlutal 5mg Tablet is a synthetic progestin that replicates the effect of a natural female hormone called progesterone. It slows the growth of the lining of the womb before menstruation, which reduces the bleeding during menstruation. If heavy periods become such a problem that they interfere with your everyday life, then try taking things a little easier on those days. Some women find that relaxation techniques or yoga help them feel more relaxed and reduce stress. Getting a lot of exercise can also help.

In Amenorrhea

Farlutal 5mg Tablet contains progesterone, a female hormone that is important in the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not reached menopause but are not having periods due to a lack of natural progesterone in the body. You should use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective. Avoid any stress and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Improving weight and nutrition may be recommended in females with eating disorders or malnutrition to get maximum benefit from Farlutal 5mg Tablet.

Side effects of Farlutal Tablet

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 Farlutal

  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Nervousness

How to use Farlutal 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. Farlutal 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Farlutal Tablet works

Farlutal 5mg Tablet is a progestin (female hormone). It works by replacing the natural progesterone hormone that the body is unable to make. This treats painful, irregular or absent menstrual periods. It also prevents an overgrowth of the lining of the uterus in menopausal women taking oestrogen (another female hormone).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Farlutal 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Farlutal 5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Farlutal 5mg Tablet 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
UNSAFE
Farlutal 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Farlutal 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Farlutal 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Farlutal 5mg Tablet is used for a wide range of menstrual disorders such as heavy, painful or absent periods, and endometriosis.
  • It may cause bleeding  or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.
  • Stop taking Farlutal 5mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get severe headaches, stabbing pains or swelling in one leg, pain on breathing, sudden changes in your vision or hearing, or yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes.
  • Use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medication.
  • Do not take Farlutal 5mg Tablet if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, have unusual vaginal bleeding, or have a history of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems.

Fact Box

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

Patient Concerns

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Abnormal bleeding prolonged periods
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
This can be because of hormonal imbalance. Get your hormones checked on 2nd day of your cycle. Consult a Gynae nearby
Mild Bleeding without menstruation. This is happening from last one week. There is mild pain also. I have consulted a local gynaecologist she told that it is bcoz of weakness. Plz suggest the reason and proper medicine for this
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Please get a thyroid profile as well as ultrasound done to see what is going on. There is nothing like abnormal bleeding due to weakness. Abnormal bleeding is mostly due to hormonal issues.
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FAQs

Q. How does Farlutal 5mg Tablet work? What is it used for?

Farlutal 5mg Tablet works similar to the progesterone hormone naturally produced by the body. It helps in regulating the periods, stopping irregular bleeding and for controlling the withdrawal bleeding in case of amenorrhea (unusual stopping of menstrual periods). It is also used to prevent endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the lining of the uterus) in women who are taking conjugated estrogens.

Q. When and how to take Farlutal 5mg Tablet?

Take it strictly as advised by your doctor. The number of doses and the duration will depend on the medical problem you are being treated for. You can take it with or without food, preferably at the same time of each day to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I miss to take Farlutal 5mg Tablet?

Ideally, you should not miss any dose during any treatment. Missing a dose may increase the likelihood of breakthrough vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). However, if you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the usual dosing schedule.

Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Farlutal 5mg Tablet?

The common side effects of Farlutal 5mg Tablet include headache, nausea (feeling sick), weight gain, breast pain, and unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting. Do not worry, most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Is Farlutal 5mg Tablet a contraceptive?

No, Farlutal 5mg Tablet is not a contraceptive. You should use an effective form of birth control to prevent pregnancy. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away to avoid any harm to the baby.

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