Norgest 5mg Tablet

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Micro Labs Ltd

Composition for Norgest 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Menorrhagia, Pain during menstruation, Endometriosis
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Pregnancy
51.97
₹5.2/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Norgest Tablet

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Uses of Norgest Tablet

Norgest 5mg Tablet is used in mennorhagia, pain during menstruation, endometriosis and breast cancer.
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Side effects of Norgest Tablet

Common

Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.

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

How Norgest Tablet works

Norgest 5mg tablet is a progestin (female hormones). It works as part of hormone replacement therapy by replacing the amount of oestrogen in the uterus. It works to bring on menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women are missing.

In Depth Information on Norgest Tablet

Expert advice for Norgest Tablet

For oral contraceptive pill: Take your pill at the same time every day. Do not take norethisterone tablets (for other uses):
  • If you have ever had a reaction to or been told that you are allergic to norethisterone or any of the other ingredients in the tablets.
  • If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be.
  • If you have missed any of the pills in a strip, and you do not bleed within 45 days of your last period, you may be pregnant. Stop taking norethisterone oral contraceptive pill and contact your doctor or family planning clinic, or do a pregnancy test yourself.
  • If you lose a pill, just take a pill from a spare strip. Then take all the other pills from your current strip as usual.
  • If you are sick or have very bad diarrhea or vomiting (within 3 hours of taking the pill), your body may not get its usual dose of hormones from that pill; just take a pill from a spare strip. Carry on taking your pills as normal if you can. You won’t need to use extra contraception.
  • If you have been sick more than 3 hours after taking the pill carry on taking your pills as normal and use extra contraception for 2 days after you are better.
  • If you are planning a baby, it’s best to use another method of contraception after stopping the pill until you have regular periods. However, it will not cause you or the baby any harm if you get pregnant straight away.
Do not take norethisterone tablets for any indication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Norgest 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Norgest 5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Norgest 5mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
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Driving
Norgest 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Norgest
5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Norgest 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Norgest 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Norgest 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Norgest 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Norethisterone

Yes. Norgest is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.
No, Norgest is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs and is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Yes, Norgest is available in India as a prescription medicine.
The prescribed duration of Norgest varies depending on the condition. It is recommended to take Norgest for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Norgest has not been reported to cause miscarriage. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.
Use of Norgest may make you feel tired (fatigue). Please talk to your doctor in case you experience this symptom while taking Norgest.
Acne has been reported as a side effect of Norgest. Please consult your doctor in case you get lot of acne while taking Norgest.
Norgest belongs to a group of medicines called progestins which are female sex hormones. It is used to treat a number of disorders of the menstrual cycle including pre-menstrual symptoms (such as a headache, migraine, breast discomfort, water retention or changed behaviour before a period is due), abnormal, heavy or continuous bleeding from the uterus (womb) not related to a period, heavy bleeding during a period, painful periods, endometriosis (a painful condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus).
Norgest works by suppressing ovulation when given at particular doses by its effect on the brain.
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect of Norgest.Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive weight gain while taking Norgest.
No, Norgest does not help in ovulation. Rather it works by suppressing ovulation (release of eggs) and hence decreasing the production of female hormones like estrogens and progesterone.
Yes, Norgest can cause cramps in calves at night as a side effect. Kindly talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive cramps while taking Norgest.
Q. Can I take Norgest with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system?
There are no reported drug-drug interactions between Norgest and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. However, Norgest belongs to a group of medicines called progestins which are female sex hormones and levonorgestrel is also a progestin. As both the medicines contain the similar chemical substance, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Norgest with a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
Q. Can I take Norgest with etonogestrel implant?
There are no reported drug-drug interactions between Norgest and etonogestrel implant. However, Norgest belongs to a group of medicines called progestins which are female sex hormones and desogestrel is also a progestin. As both the medicines contain the similar chemical substance, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Norgest with etonogestrel implant together.
Q. Can I take Norgest with levothyroxine?
Norgest can be taken with levothyroxine as there are no drug-drug interactions reported between the two medicines. Please consult your doctor before taking Norgest with levothyroxine.
Q. Can I take Norgest with amoxicillin?
Norgest can be taken with amoxicillin as no drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two medicines. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Norgest with amoxicillin.
Q. Can I take Norgest with desogestrel?
Norgest belongs to a group of medicines called progestins which are female sex hormones and desogestrel is also a progestin. As both the medicines contain the similar chemical substance, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Norgest with desogestrel.
Yes, Norgest can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking Norgest with paracetamol.
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