Medicine Overview of Steron Tablet
Side effects of Steron Tablet
Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.
How to use Steron 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 Steron 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Steron Tablet works
Steron 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 Steron Tablet
Expert advice for Steron 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.
Special precautions for Steron 5mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Steron 5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor....
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Steron 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.+more
Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum...
Nonhormonal contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Steron 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect+more
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear....
There is limited information available on the use of Steron+more
5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor....
Steron 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Steron 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Steron 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....
Use of Steron 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 for Steron 5mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Norethisterone
Yes. Steron is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.
No, Steron 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, Steron is available in India as a prescription medicine.
The prescribed duration of Steron varies depending on the condition. It is recommended to take Steron for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Steron has not been reported to cause miscarriage. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.
Use of Steron may make you feel tired (fatigue). Please talk to your doctor in case you experience this symptom while taking Steron.
Acne has been reported as a side effect of Steron. Please consult your doctor in case you get lot of acne while taking Steron.
Steron 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).
Steron 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 Steron.Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive weight gain while taking Steron.
No, Steron 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, Steron can cause cramps in calves at night as a side effect. Kindly talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive cramps while taking Steron.
Q. Can I take Steron with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system?
There are no reported drug-drug interactions between Steron and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. However, Steron 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 Steron with a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
Q. Can I take Steron with etonogestrel implant?
There are no reported drug-drug interactions between Steron and etonogestrel implant. However, Steron 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 Steron with etonogestrel implant together.
Q. Can I take Steron with levothyroxine?
Steron can be taken with levothyroxine as there are no drug-drug interactions reported between the two medicines. Please consult your doctor before taking Steron with levothyroxine.
Q. Can I take Steron with amoxicillin?
Steron 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 Steron with amoxicillin.
Q. Can I take Steron with desogestrel?
Steron 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 Steron with desogestrel.
Yes, Steron can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking Steron with paracetamol.
User Submitted Feedback For Steron 5mg Tablet
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Pain during menstruation
Premenstural syndrome (PMS)
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