Delgest 5mg Tablet

Introduction to Delgest 5mg Tablet

Delgest 5mg Tablet is a synthetic formulation of hormone progesterone. Tablet is prescribed under various gynecological contraceptive. 

  • The drug helps to stabilise the internal lining of uterus and support development of endometrial lining. 
  • The drug helps in regulation of menstrual cycle by controlling the duration and frequency of menstrual cycle. 
  • The drug is effective in treating the condition of abnormal growth of endometrial tissues.

 

How Delgest 5mg Tablet Works?

Norethisterone acts on progesterone receptors and helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. The drug suppresses ovulation by inhibiting the release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone which suppresses Follicle stimulating hormone and Luteinizing Hormone.

How To Use Delgest 5mg Tablet

  • Follow your doctor's guidance on dosage and duration.
  • Ingest the tablet whole; avoid chewing, crushing, or breaking.
  • You can be taken with or without food.
  • For consistency and optimal results, prefer taking it at a fixed time.
  • Consult your doctor for any concerns or adjustments to the medication schedule.

Special Precautions About Delgest 5mg Tablet

  • Do not use Norethisterone during pregnancy.
  • Notify your doctor clearly about the medical condition oyu are going through.
  • Caution if you have a history of blood clots.
  • Monitor for unusual side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Benefits Of Delgest 5mg Tablet

  • Regulates hormones and controls menstrual cycles.
  • Effective in treating irregular periods.
  • Reduces pain associated with menstruation.
  • Helps manage symptoms of endometriosis.

Side Effects Of Delgest 5mg Tablet

  • Vaginal itching
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea
  • Depressed mood
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness

What If I Missed A Dose Of Delgest 5mg Tablet

  • If a dose of the drug is missed, take it promptly. But if your next dose is approaching, skip the missed one and return to your regular schedule. 
  • Avoid taking an extra dose, as it may lead to issues. 
  • Consistent use is vital for effectiveness. 
  • Consult your healthcare provider for guidance on managing missed doses to ensure proper medication adherence.

FAQS

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. What if I forget to take Delgest?

If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You can continue taking the next scheduled tablets at their usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. However, if you miss your dose often, you may experience frequent bleeding and spotting. Consult your doctor about it.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Delgest?

The common side effects caused by Delgest are vaginal bleeding or spotting, headache, nausea (feeling sick) and weight gain. Delgest can also cause fluid retention, thereby causing swelling. Most of these symptoms are temporary and may resolve with time. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. For how long do I need to take Delgest?

The dose and the number of days for which you need to take Delgest will depend on the condition for which you are being treated and how well the medicine works for that condition. For example, when taken for endometriosis it is usually prescribed once daily for 6 to 9 months or until breakthrough bleeding becomes bothersome. When Delgest is used to bring on a normal cycle in women who have stopped menstruating, it is usually supposed to be taken once a day for 5 to 10 days during the second half of the planned menstrual cycle. Always take the medicine exactly as advised by your doctor.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. Can you bleed while taking Delgest?

Yes, Delgest may cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting in some cases. However, this usually happens in cases where the medicine is not taken as prescribed. Such cases include taking lower than prescribed dose or not taking it 3 days before your periods start. Therefore, it is advised to take Delgest strictly as prescribed.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. How and in what dose should I take Delgest?

For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and the number of days for which you take it depends on the medical problem being treated. However, it is recommended that you take it at the same time of each day. This will ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. Does Delgest reset your cycle?

Yes, Delgest may reset your cycle. It is usually given for about 10 days to help manage heavy periods. Usually, your periods will resume within 3 days after stopping the medication. Your body may correct itself after 3-4 cycles and your period cycle may resume as before.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. Can I get pregnant while taking Delgest?

Yes, you can get pregnant even if you are taking Delgest. It is not a birth control pill. Therefore, you should use contraceptives or other birth control methods while you are on Delgest. Consult the doctor if you have any other related concerns.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. Can Delgest be used as a birth control medicine?

No, Delgest cannot be used as a birth control medicine. You may need to use other contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy. Consult with your doctor to seek options for contraceptives.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. Does Delgest disturb your cycle?

Yes, Delgest may disturb your cycle. It is usually given for about 10 days to help manage heavy periods. Usually, your periods will resume within 3 days after stopping the medication. Your body may correct itself after 3-4 cycles and your period cycle may resume as before.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. How quickly does Delgest stop bleeding?

Delgest is advised to patients having heavy periods or prolonged periods. The usual dose is prescribed to be taken 3 times a day for 10 days. The bleeding will stop usually within 48 hours of taking it. However, consult your doctor if the bleeding continues.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. What is Delgest used for?

Delgest is similar to the progesterone hormone naturally produced by the body. It helps in treating a variety of menstrual problems, such as heavy bleeding, amenorrhea (absence of periods) and irregular periods. Additionally, it is helpful in treating premenstrual syndrome where one experiences irritability, bloating, fatigue which occurs a few days before the period. Delgest is also used to delay periods. Consult your doctor before starting Delgest to avoid any complication.

Delgest 5mg Tablet

Q. Does Delgest cause miscarriage?

No, Delgest has not been reported to cause miscarriage. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.

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Safety Advice For Delgest 5mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

Alcohol consumption should be avoided.

Pregnancy

This medicine hasn't shown any effects on the milk supply to the infant or the composition of milk in pregnant women but must be used after consultation.

Breast feeding

This medicine hasn't shown any effects on the milk supply to the infant or the composition of milk in breastfeeding women but must be used after consultation.

Kidney

It is contraindicated in patient with kidney problems.

Liver

It may cause liver injuries so must be used with caution.

Driving

It may make you feel dizzy and may create drowsiness that impair the ability to drive.

Alcohol

Alcohol consumption should be avoided.

Pregnancy

This medicine hasn't shown any effects on the milk supply to the infant or the composition of milk in pregnant women but must be used after consultation.

Breast feeding

This medicine hasn't shown any effects on the milk supply to the infant or the composition of milk in breastfeeding women but must be used after consultation.

Kidney

It is contraindicated in patient with kidney problems.

Liver

It may cause liver injuries so must be used with caution.

Driving

It may make you feel dizzy and may create drowsiness that impair the ability to drive.

Health And Lifestyle

Follow nutritious diet, regular physical execise, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress adequately, practice safe sex and involve in mental health care.

Drug Interaction

  • Cyclosposrine
  • Rifampicin
  • Warfarin
  • Hormonal Contraceptives

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • High-Fat Meals
  • Alcohol
  • Fiber-Rich Foods
  • Calcium-Rich Foods

Disease Explanation

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Mentrual disorders refer to a condition of disrupted menstraul cycle; characterised by alteration in duration and frequency of menstrual periods.

Patient Concern

Gynecological contraceptive- refers to the methods helps to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It includes: Borth control pills, Contraceptive patch, Contraceptive ring, Birth control injection, Birth control implants, and many more.

Update on: Monday, 6 May, 2024

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Written By:

Rakshita Garg