Medicine Overview of Sternil Tablet
Edema (swelling), Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.
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. Sternil 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Sternil 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 Sternil 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.
Sternil Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sternil 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.
Sternil 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
Sternil 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
There is limited information available on the use of Sternil 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Sternil 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sternil 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sternil 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.
Frequently asked questions about Sternil Tablet
Yes. Sternil is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.
No, Sternil 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, Sternil is available in India as a prescription medicine.
The prescribed duration of Sternil varies depending on the condition. It is recommended to take Sternil for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Sternil has not been reported to cause miscarriage. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.
Use of Sternil may make you feel tired (fatigue). Please talk to your doctor in case you experience this symptom while taking Sternil.
Acne has been reported as a side effect of Sternil. Please consult your doctor in case you get lot of acne while taking Sternil.
Sternil 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 Sternil.Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive weight gain while taking Sternil.
No, Sternil 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, Sternil can cause cramps in calves at night as a side effect. Kindly talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive cramps while taking Sternil.
Q. Can I take Sternil with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system?
There are no reported drug-drug interactions between Sternil and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. However, Sternil 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 Sternil with a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
Q. Can I take Sternil with etonogestrel implant?
There are no reported drug-drug interactions between Sternil and etonogestrel implant. However, Sternil 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 Sternil with etonogestrel implant.
Q. Can I take Sternil with levothyroxine?
Sternil can be taken with levothyroxine as there are no drug-drug interactions reported between the two medicines. Please consult your doctor before taking Sternil with levothyroxine.
Q. Can I take Sternil with amoxicillin?
Sternil 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 Sternil with amoxicillin.
Q. Can I take Sternil with desogestrel?
Sternil 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 Sternil with desogestrel.
Q. Can I take Sternil with paracetamol?
Yes, Sternil can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking Sternil with paracetamol.
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