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Prizal Capsule


Introduction of Prizal Capsule

Prizal Capsule is a medicine used to treat uterine fibroids (a non-cancerous growth in the uterus). It is used for intermittent treatment and pre-operative treatment of uterine fibroid in women of reproductive age.

Prizal Capsule reduces symptoms like vaginal bleeding, prolonged periods and lower back pain. It should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. This will ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body. Treatment with this medicine usually stops periods, but they return once the course is completed. It is important to note that this medicine does not work as a birth control medicine so use proper contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Prizal Capsule

Prizal Capsule side effects

  • Absence of menstrual periods
  • Headache
  • Endometrial hyperplasia

How to use Prizal Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Prizal Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Prizal Capsule works

Prizal Capsule is a selective progesterone receptor modulator. It works by modifying the action of progesterone (natural female hormone). It is used either before surgery of fibroids or for intermittent (at regular intervals) treatment of fibroids. It helps reduce their size, stops or controls bleeding and increases your red blood cell count.

Prizal Capsule related warnings

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Prizal Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Prizal Capsule 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.
Prizal Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Prizal Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
After taking Prizal Capsule, some women experience dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and/or loss of concentration. If you experience these symptoms, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Prizal Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Prizal Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Prizal Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Prizal Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Prizal Capsule is used for the treatment of uterine fibroids and their associated symptoms, such as painful periods, heavy bleeding and pelvic pain.
  • It considerably reduces or stops your menstrual bleeding within the first 10 days of treatment. Notify your doctor if you continue to have heavy bleeding despite taking Prizal Capsule.
  • Your periods will usually start again within four weeks of stopping Prizal Capsule.
  • Use a reliable barrier contraceptive method (such as condoms or a diaphragm) to prevent pregnancy while you are taking Prizal Capsule as it may make hormonal contraceptives (such as pills) less effective.
  • Your doctor may get routine blood tests done to assess the functioning of your liver. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of skin/eye, dark urine, or stomach pain.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Prizal

Any medication of utres hybrid
Dr. Megha Tuli
Uterine fibroids are usually best treated with surgical removal depending upon its size and location and symptoms it is causing
I am suffering with uterine fibroids & get it treated.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Treatment would depend on size and site of the fibroids, age and parity and also on symptoms. A detailed evaluation would be required. I suggest you visit a gynaecologist in your area or you could visit me at my clinic in Gurgaon.
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Q. How effective is Prizal?

Prizal is an oral contraceptive which prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex. It also helps when a contraceptive method has failed. It is an effective medicine considering that the possibility of women becoming pregnant while using this medicine is 2 out of 100.

Q. How does Prizal work for fibroids?

Prizal acts by blocking the receptors of progesterone, which decreases the levels of progesterone and therefore it is helpful in decreasing the size of fibroids. Fibroids are non-cancerous development around the uterus. When given at a certain prescribed dose, Prizal inhibits ovulation leading to stopping of periods. As a result, it may benefit women who have heavy bleeding due to fibroids.

Q. Does Prizal stop periods?

No, taking a single tablet of Prizal does not stop periods, but it may delay or prepone your periods. In some cases you may have bleeding in between your periods. Consult your doctor if this happens.

Q. Can ulipristal be used as regular birth control medicine?

No, Prizal cannot be used as a regular contraceptive. It is meant for occasional use as an emergency contraceptive. It is important to know that the safety and effectiveness of Prizal have not been established for repeated use in one menstrual cycle. Hence, its repeated use is not recommended.

Q. How and when should Prizal be taken?

Prizal should be taken orally as soon as possible after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure and not later than 120 hours (5 days). It can be taken at anytime of the day and before, during or after food. It can be taken at anytime during your menstrual cycle.

Q. What if I vomit after taking Prizal?

If you vomit immediately after taking Prizal or within 3 hours of taking it, take another tablet of Prizal. However, if you have vomited after 3 hours of taking the medicine you need not take another tablet.

Q. Do I need to continue with my regular birth control method?

Prizal may make your birth control pills less effective and therefore in addition to birth control pills you should continue using condoms till your next period (menses).

Q. What other important points I need to remember regarding Prizal?

While taking Prizal you should be aware of some important points such as it does not work if you are already pregnant and it is not effective if you have unprotected sex after taking the tablet. It is also important to know that Prizal does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, syphilis etc.

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