Generic Name: Azelex
What is Azelex?
Let your doctor know if your menstrual period starts. Your doctor may want you to take more of the medicine or may want you to stop taking the medicine for a short period of time. For progesteroneFor oral dosage form capsules : For preventing estrogen from thickening the lining of the uterus endometrial hyperplasia when taking estrogen for ovarian hormone therapy in postmenopausal women: Adults-200 milligrams mg per day at bedtime for 12 continuous days per 28-day cycle of estrogen treatment each month.
For treating unusual stopping of menstrual periods amenorrhea : Adults-400 milligrams mg per day at bedtime for ten days. If pregnancy occurs, treatment can continue for up to ten to twelve weeks. For injection dosage form: For controlling unusual and heavy bleeding of the uterus dysfunctional uterine bleeding or treating unusual stopping of menstrual periods amenorrhea : Adults and teenagers-5 to 10 milligrams mg a day injected into a muscle for six to ten days.
Or, your doctor may want you to receive 100 or 150 mg injected into a muscle as a single dose. Sometimes your doctor may want you first to take another hormone called estrogen.
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Although there is no specific information comparing use of progestins in children or teenagers with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children or teenagers than it does in adults.
This medicine has been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults. Progesterone, a natural hormone that the body makes during pregnancy, has not caused problems. In fact, it is sometimes used in women to treat a certain type of infertility and to aid in egg donor or infertility procedures.
Other progestins have not been studied in pregnant women. Be sure to tell your doctor if you become pregnant while using any of the progestins. It is best to use some kind of birth control method while you are receiving progestins in high doses. High doses of progestins are not recommended for use during pregnancy since there have been some reports that they may cause birth defects in the genitals sex organs of a male fetus.
How should I take Azelex?
Basically, Aygestin is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Additionally, the drug can be prescribed as a treatment of endometriosis, menstrual problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding and other complications. The medication can be administered off-label for other purposes that are not listed in the safety guide. Following the adjusted dose and duration of the therapy you increase your chances of getting positive results without any complications.
However, if you increase or decrease Aygestin dose, you risk getting dangerous reactions. While using Aygestin, a patient will probably have to back-up the use of other birth-control, especially Spermicide and condoms. Your healthcare provider will have to take frequent examinations to make sure the treatment is successful, and you have desirable progress.
What should I avoid while taking Azelex?
Continuous combined estrogen and progestin therapy is safe and well-tolerated by most women. Taking the pill at the same time every day and avoiding missed pills helps to prevent break-through bleeding. Some women who are at higher risk for blood clots or stroke should not take hormonal therapies with estrogen. Progestins alone are also effective in treating endometriosis.
When taken in a long-term continuous fashion, progestins tend to thin the lining of the uterus which stops regular periods and lessens the chance for break-through bleeding or spotting and has similar activity against endometriosis lesions themselves. Setting the alarm on your cell phone can be a good reminder to take your medication at the same time each day. Continuous progestins are safe, effective and well-tolerated by most women.
Azelex side effects
AYGESTIN norethindrone acetate tablets USP is not intended, recommended or approved to be used with concomitant estrogen therapy in postmenopausal women for endometrial protection. Reasonable probability that patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017. All unexpired lots of the RX, OTW, and CS versions are recalled. Material in the patient's bloodstream can result in serious adverse health consequences such as the development of blood clots, embolism of the excess material to vital organs, or death.
Common Azelex ide effects may include:
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