- Penorit Tablet contains
Norethisterone Acetate 10mg
What is Penorit Used For? > Indications
Penorit Tablet is a hormone preparation for the treatment of the non-occurrence of menstrual periods in certain cases (secondary amenorrhea). Treatment with Penorit should not be carried out until at least 8 weeks have elapsed since the last menstruation and the existence of pregnancy has been ruled out.
When to avoid Penorit Tablets? > Contraindications
Penorit should not be used in women who currently have the following conditions:
- Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
- A past history of deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
- Cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease
- Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast
- Carcinoma of the endometrium or other known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia
- Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
- Hepatic adenomas or carcinomas.
Recommended Dosage of Penorit
After excluding the existence of pregnancy, 1 tablet of Penorit is taken with a little fluid on two consecutive days. After 3-6 days on average a menstrual-like bleeding of normal intensity occurs. In some patients 15 days may elapse before bleeding occurs.
If this bleeding does not occur, then further diagnostic and therapeutic are required.
Use of Penorit in Nursing Mothers
Small amounts have been identified in the milk of nursing mothers, and a few side effects on the child have been reported, including jaundice and breast enlargement. In addition, oral contraceptives, given in the postpartum period may interfere with lactation by decreasing the quantity and quality of breast milk.
How Penorit interacts with other Drug?
Reduced efficacy and increased incidence of breakthrough bleeding and menstrual irregularities have been associated with concomitant use of rifampicin. A similar association though less marked, has been suggested with barbiturates, phenylbutazone, phenytoin sodium, and possibly with griseofulvin, ampicillin and tetracycline.
Penorit Side Effects
An increased risk of the following serious adverse reactions has been associated with Penorit; Thrombophlebitis, arterial thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis, hypertension, gallbladder disease, hepatic adenomas, carcinomas or benign liver tumors.
Do not take Penorit or any other prescription drug without asking a qualified healthcare professional.