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Primolut-N Tablet

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Introduction

Primolut-N Tablet is used to treat various menstrual problems including painful, heavy, or irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and a condition called endometriosis. It is a man-made version of the natural female sex hormone progesterone.

Primolut-N Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at the same time each day. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need so as to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed to you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, vaginal spotting, dizziness, and breast tenderness. Let your doctor know if these bother you or appear serious, as there may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some side effects may mean you should stop taking this medicine, including if you develop jaundice, migraine, or changes to your speech or senses (eyesight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch). You should also stop taking it if you become pregnant or if your blood pressure becomes too high.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have diabetes, have a migraine, or any liver disease or ever had any problems with your blood circulation. 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. This medicine can affect the results of some blood and urine tests so make sure any doctor treating you knows that you are taking it.

Uses of Primolut-N Tablet

Benefits of Primolut-N Tablet

In Heavy menstrual bleeding

Primolut-N Tablet is a synthetic hormone which replicates the effect of a natural female hormone called progesterone. Progesterone 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 Pain during menstruation

Primolut-N Tablet is a man-made hormone that replicates the effect of a natural female hormone called progesterone. It counters the effects of another hormone called estrogen and reduces pain (cramps) during periods. Painful periods have a big impact on the everyday life of a woman and there is not always an obvious cause. This medicine is normally used during a particular part of the menstrual cycle. You may have to use painkillers (NSAIDs) as well for rapid pain relief. Ask your doctor about which are most suitable.

In Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue like the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places. The main symptoms include pain in your lower stomach or back, period pain, pain during and after sex, constipation, diarrhea, and feeling sick. It can also make it difficult to get pregnant. Primolut-N Tablet is a synthetic hormone that behaves like the natural hormone progesterone. It works by preventing the lining of your womb and any endometriosis tissue from growing too quickly. This will help relieve the symptoms you may have. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective and you may need other medicines or procedures to help control endometriosis.

In Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Primolut-N Tablet is a synthetic progestin that replicates the effect of a natural female hormone called progesterone. It may be used to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but is not always recommended for this purpose. It may help reduce PMS symptoms such as mood swings, anxiousness, tiredness, bloating, breast tenderness, and headaches. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and using relaxation techniques may also be helpful.

Side effects of Primolut-N 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 Primolut-N

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Vaginal spotting
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramp

How to use Primolut-N 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. Primolut-N Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Primolut-N Tablet works

Primolut-N Tablet is a synthetic progestin. It works by mimicking the effects of natural progesterone (female hormone). It helps in regulating the growth and shedding of the womb lining, thereby treating menstrual irregularities.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Primolut-N Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Primolut-N 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Primolut-N Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Driving
UNSAFE
Primolut-N 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 Primolut-N Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Primolut-N Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Primolut-N Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Primolut-N 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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Quick Tips

  • Primolut-N Tablet regulates menstrual cycles and treats a wide range of menstrual disorders such as heavy, painful periods and endometriosis.
  • It may cause bleeding or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.
  • Stop taking Primolut-N Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get severe headaches, stabbing pains or swelling in one leg, pain while breathing, yellowing of your skin or sudden changes in your vision or hearing.
  • Do not take Primolut-N Tablet if you are pregnant. Use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medication, as it is not a contraceptive.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Progesterone Congeners
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL

Patient Concerns

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I want to postpone periods for 5 to 6 days Primolut N is safe or not Any side effects????
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FAQs

Q. Does Primolut-N Tablet reset your cycle?

Yes, Primolut-N Tablet may reset your cycle. It is usually given for about 10 days to help manage heavy periods. Usually, your periods will resume within 3 days after stopping the medication. Your body may correct itself after 3-4 cycles and your period cycle may resume as before.

Q. Can you bleed while taking Primolut-N Tablet?

Yes, Primolut-N Tablet may cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting in some cases. This more likely occurs if the medicine is not taken as prescribed, such as taking lower than prescribed dose or not taking it 3 days before your periods start. It is, therefore, very important that you take Primolut-N Tablet as prescribed.

Q. How quickly does Primolut-N Tablet stop bleeding?

Primolut-N Tablet is advised to patients having heavy periods or prolonged periods. The usual dose is prescribed to be taken 3 times a day for 10 days. The bleeding will stop usually within 48 hours of taking it. However, consult your doctor if the bleeding continues.

Q. Can I get pregnant while taking Primolut-N Tablet?

Yes, you can get pregnant even if you are taking Primolut-N Tablet. It is not a birth control pill. Therefore, you should use contraceptives or other birth control methods while you are on Primolut-N Tablet. Consult the doctor if you have any other related concerns.

Q. For how long do I need to take Primolut-N Tablet?

The dose and the number of days for which you need to take Primolut-N Tablet will depend on the condition for which you are being treated and how well the medicine works for that condition. For example, when taken for endometriosis it is usually prescribed once daily for 6 to 9 months or until breakthrough bleeding becomes bothersome. When Primolut-N Tablet is used to bring on a normal cycle in women who have stopped menstruating, it is usually supposed to be taken once a day for 5 to 10 days during the second half of the planned menstrual cycle. Always take the medicine exactly as advised by your doctor.

Q. What is Primolut-N Tablet used for?

Primolut-N Tablet is similar to the progesterone hormone naturally produced by the body. It helps in treating a variety of menstrual problems, such as heavy bleeding, amenorrhea (absence of periods) and irregular periods. Additionally, it is helpful in treating premenstrual syndrome where one experiences irritability, bloating, fatigue which occurs a few days before the period. Primolut-N Tablet is also used to delay periods. Consult your doctor before starting Primolut-N Tablet to avoid any complication.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Primolut-N Tablet?

For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and the number of days for which you take it depends on the medical problem being treated. However, it is recommended that you take it at the same time of each day. This will ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I forget to take Primolut-N Tablet?

If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You can continue taking the next scheduled tablets at their usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. However, if you miss your dose often, you may experience frequent bleeding and spotting. Consult your doctor about it.

Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Primolut-N Tablet?

The common side effects caused by Primolut-N Tablet are vaginal bleeding or spotting, headache, nausea (feeling sick) and weight gain. Primolut-N Tablet can also cause fluid retention, thereby causing swelling. Most of these symptoms are temporary and may resolve with time. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can Primolut-N Tablet be used as a birth control medicine?

No, Primolut-N Tablet cannot be used as a birth control medicine. You may need to use other contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy. Consult with your doctor to seek options for contraceptives.

Q. Does Primolut-N Tablet cause miscarriage?

No, Primolut-N Tablet has not been reported to cause miscarriage. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.

Q. Does Primolut-N Tablet disturb your cycle?

Yes, Primolut-N Tablet may disturb your cycle. It is usually given for about 10 days to help manage heavy periods. Usually, your periods will resume within 3 days after stopping the medication. Your body may correct itself after 3-4 cycles and your period cycle may resume as before.

Q. Can you bleed while taking Primolut-N Tablet?

Yes, Primolut-N Tablet may cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting in some cases. However, this usually happens in cases where the medicine is not taken as prescribed. Such cases include taking lower than prescribed dose or not taking it 3 days before your periods start. Therefore, it is advised to take Primolut-N Tablet strictly as prescribed.

Q. How quickly does Primolut-N Tablet stop bleeding?

Primolut-N Tablet is prescribed to patients who have heavy periods or prolonged periods. The usual dose is prescribed to be taken 3 times a day for 10 days. The bleeding will stop usually within 48 hours of taking it. However, consult your doctor if the bleeding continues.

Q. Can I get pregnant while taking Primolut-N Tablet?

Yes, you can get pregnant even if you are taking Primolut-N Tablet. It is not a birth control pill. Therefore, you should use contraceptives or other birth control methods while you are on Primolut-N Tablet. Consult the doctor if you have any other related concerns.

Q. For how long do I need to take Primolut-N Tablet?

The dose and the number of days for which you need to take Primolut-N Tablet will depend on the condition you are being treated for and how well the medicine works for that condition. For example, when taken for endometriosis, it is usually prescribed once daily for 6 to 9 months or until breakthrough bleeding becomes bothersome. On the other hand, when being used to bring on a normal cycle in women who have stopped menstruating, it is usually supposed to be taken once a day for 5 to 10 days during the second half of the planned menstrual cycle. Therefore, it is advised to consult your doctor and follow the instructions regarding the use of the medicine.

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