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Primosiston: what is it for and how to take it (to stop menstruationção)

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Primosiston: what is it for and how to take it (to stop menstruationção)
Primosiston: what is it for and how to take it (to stop menstruationção)

Primosiston is a remedy indicated to stop bleeding from the uterus or to anticipate or delay menstruation, as it contains two hormones in its composition, norethisterone and ethinylestradiol, which are capable of preventing ovulation and hormone production.

Furthermore, Primosiston also causes a modification of the tissue lining the uterus internally and therefore stops bleeding caused by irregular sloughing of the endometrium. To stop menstruation, in addition to using Primosiston, there are other techniques that can be used. Check out other ways to stop your period.

Primosiston can be found in pharmacies or drugstores and should be used with guidance from the gynecologist who should indicate the most appropriate form of use according to the condition to be treated.

What is it for

Primosiston is composed of two hormones, ethinylestradiol and norethisterone, and is normally indicated for:

  • Bleeding or bleeding from the uterus;
  • Delay menstruation;
  • Anticipating menstruation.

This remedy works by preventing ovulation and hormone production, and in this way, leads to a change in the tissue lining the uterus, called the endometrium, stopping bleeding.

Primosiston should only be used with medical indication after gynecological evaluation and after performing breast and uterus exams, in addition to tests that exclude the possibility of pregnancy.

Is Primosiston contraceptive?

Although it contains hormones in its composition, Primosiston is not a contraceptive, therefore it should not be used as a method to prevent pregnancy.

Thus, it is recommended to consult the gynecologist so that the best contraceptive is indicated individually, in addition to using condoms during intimate contact. See the main contraceptive methods that can be indicated by the doctor.

How to take it

Primosiston must be taken orally, the doses and duration of treatment depending on the condition to be treated:

  • To stop bleeding caused by dysfunctional uterine bleeding:

The dose normally recommended by the doctor is 1 tablet, 3 times a day for 10 days, which stops uterine bleeding in 1 to 4 days, when it is not associated with any injury to the uterus.

Although it varies from woman to woman, uterine bleeding usually decreases within the first few days of starting treatment, and can last for 5 to 7 days until it stops completely.

Even if the bleeding stops within the first few days of treatment, you should continue taking Primosiston until you complete 10 days of treatment. 1 to 4 days after the end of treatment, normal menstruation should occur.

In cases where the woman wants to interrupt menstruation that is very prolonged, lasting more than 8 days, it is important to talk to the gynecologist to identify the cause. Check out what are the causes and treatment for prolonged menstruation.

  • To bring your period 2 or 3 days earlier:

The dose normally recommended by the doctor is 1 tablet, 3 times a day, for at least 8 days, from the 5th day of the menstrual cycle, counting as the first day of menstruation the first day of the cycle.

In this case, menstruation usually occurs 2 to 3 days after the end of treatment.

  • To delay period 2 to 3 days:

The dose normally recommended by your doctor is 1 tablet 3 times a day for 10 to 14 days, taking the 1st tablet 3 days before your next period is due.

In this case, before use, it is very important that the woman certifies that there is no pregnancy, for safe use, without risk to the he alth of the baby if it is being generated.

Possible side effects

Primosiston is generally well tolerated and, although rare, can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, increased breast tenderness, or stomach pain.

In addition, when used in larger doses than recommended, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or vaginal bleeding may occur.

Primosiston can cause angioedema, especially in people who have hereditary angioedema. Therefore, you should stop treatment and seek the nearest emergency department if you experience symptoms such as hives, blistering of the skin, difficulty breathing, cough, chest pain, feeling of a closed throat, swelling in the mouth, tongue or face..Understand better what angioedema is and how to treat it.

Who should not use

Primosiston should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or have a history of breast cancer, or by people who are allergic to the components of the formula.

This medicine should also not be used by women with heart disease, liver disorders, sickle cell anemia or a previous episode of stroke or heart attack.

Furthermore, it should be noted that Primosiston contains hormones, but is not a contraceptive. Therefore, it is recommended to consult the gynecologist so that a contraceptive is indicated, in addition to using a condom during intimate contact.

Primosiston may interfere with the action of oral antidiabetics and is therefore not recommended for diabetic women.

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