Sunolut

Sunolut

norethisterone

Manufacturer:

Sunward

Distributor:

Antah Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Norethisterone
Indications/Uses
Amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance in the absence of organic pathology eg, submucous fibroids or uterine cancer & endometriosis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Amenorrhoea, abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance in the absence of organic pathology 5-20 mg starting w/ 5th day of menstrual cycle & ending on 25th day. Endometriosis Initially 10 mg daily for 2 wk w/ 5-mg daily increments every 2 wk until 30 mg daily is reached. Therapy may be held at this level for 6-9 mth or until breakthrough bleeding demands temporary termination.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
History of or w/ thrombophlebitis, thromboembolic disorders, cerebral apoplexy. Known or suspected breast carcinoma. Undiagnosed vag bleeding. Missed abortion. Diagnostic test for pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Fluid retention, epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cardiac or renal dysfunction. Diabetic patients. Breakthrough bleeding. Patients on oestrogen-progesterone combination drugs. Hepatic impairment. Not recommended during 1st 4 mth of pregnancy. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Breakthrough bleeding, spotting; change in menstrual flow, wt, cervical mucous & secretion, amenorrhea, oedema, cholestatic jaundice, rash w/ or w/o pruritus, melasma or chloasma, mental depression, nausea, headache, visual disturbances.
Drug Interactions
Increased breakthrough bleeding incidence w/ rifampicin, INH, ampicillin, tetracycline, neomycin, penicillin, chloramphenicol, sulphonamides, nitrofurantoin, barbiturates, phenytoin, primidone, analgesics, tranquilisers, antimigraine prep, antihistamines. Altered effectiveness of oral anticoagulants, anti-convulsants, TCAs, antihypertensive agents (eg, guanethidine), vit, hypoglycaemic agents, tranquilisers, hypnotic prep & theophylline.
ATC Classification
G03DC02 - norethisterone ; Belongs to the class of estren derivative progestogens used in progestogenic hormone preparations.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Sunolut tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
5 × 10 × 10's
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