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MINIKARE TABLET

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Rs.210for 1 strip(s) (28 tablets each)
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Composition FOR MINIKARE 500mcg tablet

Lynestrenol(500mcg)

food interaction for MINIKARE tablet

alcohol interaction for MINIKARE tablet

pregnancy interaction for MINIKARE tablet

lactation interaction for MINIKARE tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Minikare tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Minikare tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR MINIKARE 500mcg tablet

Lynestrenol(500mcg)

Minikare tablet uses

Minikare tablet is used in contraception

How minikare tablet works

Lynestrenol belongs to a class of drugs called contraceptives. The contraceptive effect of lynestrenol is due to suppression of ovulation (release of egg) and also formation of corpus luteum (a hormone-secreting structure that develops in an ovary after an ovum has been discharged). It increases viscosity of the cervical mucus and decreases its permeability thereby hindering the implantation of fertilized egg.

Common side effects of minikare tablet

Adrenal insufficiency, Rash, Vaginal discharge, Headache, Dizziness, Back pain, Increased appetite, Decreased libido, Pain in extremity, Abdominal distension, Cushing syndrome, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain, Lower abdominal pain, Breast pain, Hair loss, Fatigue, Acne, Hot flushes, Thrombophlebitis, Diarrhoea, Irregular menstrual cycle, Cushingoid syndrome, Increased blood pressure, Depression, Mood changes, Nervousness, Constipation, Increased glucose level in blood, Breathing difficulty

SUBSTITUTES FOR MINIKARE tablet

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Expert advice FOR MINIKARE tablet

  • Avoid exposure of the skin to sunlight, as you may be at risk to develop or aggravate chloasma (dark skin discolouration seen in pregnant women).
  • You will be regularly monitored for lipid profile during lynestrenol therapy.
  • You may be at risk for developing acne and unwanted body hair (hirsutisum) while taking lynestrenol.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any circulatory disorders or history of depression as there may be increased risk of specific cardiovascular disorders with the medication.
  • Do not take if allergic to lynestrenol or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take in undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
  • Do not take if having active venous thromboembolic disorders or severe arterial disease.Patients with blood clotting disorder, severe liver diseases.
  • Do not take if having progestogen-dependent tumours and porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects the skin and other organs.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)