Ormeloxifene is used in the treatment of contraception
How it works
Ormeloxifene acts on oestrogen receptors. It has a weak estrogenic and potent antiestrogenic actions. It is expected to exert a contraceptive effect and normalise the bleeding from uterine cavity by regularising the expression of oestrogen receptors on the endometrium. As a contraceptive, it prevents proliferation and decidualisation of the endometrium, enhances blastocyst formation and slightly increases embryo transport through the oviducts.
Common side effects
Increased sweating, Hot flushes, Joint pain, Leg cramps, Flu-like symptoms, Peripheral edema