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Unipristal 5mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Unipristal 5mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat uterine fibroids (a non-cancerous growth in the uterus) in premenopausal women who cannot undergo surgical treatment or have not responded to surgical intervention.

Unipristal 5mg Tablet reduces symptoms like vaginal bleeding, prolonged periods and lower back pain. It can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken in the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. It is important to note that this medicine makes birth control less effective, so use proper contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy.

This medicine's most common side effects include amenorrhea (absence of menstrual period) and headache. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Usually, your periods stop within 10 days of taking it, but if you still experience heavy bleeding, consult with your doctor. This medicine might stop your period for some time, but periods generally return within 4 weeks after the end of each treatment course.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have had liver problems or severe asthma. Your doctor may perform regular blood tests to monitor your liver function while taking Unipristal 5mg Tablet. Inform your doctor about all other medications you are taking, as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change how it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Unipristal Tablet

Benefits of Unipristal Tablet

In Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Unipristal 5mg Tablet helps control the symptoms associated with uterine fibroids such as excessive menstrual bleeding, lower back pain, and also reduces the size of the existing fibroids. It blocks the action of the enzyme responsible for the growth of the broids. As a result they decrease in size and also stop growing further. Take this medicine as advised by the doctor to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Unipristal 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 Unipristal

  • Absence of menstrual periods
  • Headache
  • Endometrial hyperplasia

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

How Unipristal Tablet works

Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Unipristal 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Unipristal 5mg 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.
Breast feeding
Unipristal 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Unipristal 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
After taking Unipristal 5mg Tablet, 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 Unipristal 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Unipristal 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Unipristal Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Unipristal 5mg Tablet, 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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Quick tips

  • Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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 Unipristal 5mg Tablet.
  • Your periods will usually start again within four weeks of stopping Unipristal 5mg Tablet.
  • Use a reliable barrier contraceptive method (such as condoms or a diaphragm) to prevent pregnancy while you are taking Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Estradiol Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Selective Progesterone receptor modulators(SPRM)

Patient concerns

I am suffering with uterine fibroids & get it treated.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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.
How to get treated for uterine fibroids Is fibroid reason for infertility
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Maybe it can cause but site of fibroid and the size is important

User feedback


Q. How does Unipristal 5mg Tablet work for fibroids?

Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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, Unipristal 5mg Tablet inhibits ovulation leading to stopping of periods. As a result, it may benefit women who have heavy bleeding due to fibroids.

Q. Does Unipristal 5mg Tablet stop periods?

No, taking a single tablet of Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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, Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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 Unipristal 5mg Tablet have not been established for repeated use in one menstrual cycle. Hence, its repeated use is not recommended.

Q. How and when should Unipristal 5mg Tablet be taken?

Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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 Unipristal 5mg Tablet?

If you vomit immediately after taking Unipristal 5mg Tablet or within 3 hours of taking it, take another tablet of Unipristal 5mg Tablet. 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?

Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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 Unipristal 5mg Tablet?

While taking Unipristal 5mg Tablet 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 Unipristal 5mg Tablet does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, syphilis etc.

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MEYER ORGANICS PVT. LTD., A-303, Road No. 32, Wagle Estate, Thane – 400 604 (Mumbai), Maharashtra, INDIA.
Country of origin: India
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