Ulipristal acetate is used in the treatment of uterine fibroids. It is used for intermittent treatment and pre-operative treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroid in adult women of reproductive age.
Elata Products side effects
Side Effects of Elata are Absence of menstrual periods, Headache, Endometrial hyperplasia.
Ulipristal acetate 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.
New Elata 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, New Elata Tablet inhibits ovulation leading to stopping of periods. As a result, it may benefit women who have heavy bleeding due to fibroids.
Q. Does New Elata Tablet stop periods?
No, taking a single tablet of New Elata 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, New Elata 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 New Elata Tablet have not been established for repeated use in one menstrual cycle. Hence, its repeated use is not recommended.
Q. How and when should New Elata Tablet be taken?
New Elata 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 New Elata Tablet?
If you vomit immediately after taking New Elata Tablet or within 3 hours of taking it, take another tablet of New Elata 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?
New Elata 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 New Elata Tablet?
While taking New Elata 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 New Elata Tablet does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, syphilis etc.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Nov 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.