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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

Available Medicine

Content on this page was last updated on 18 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)