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By Medicover Hospitals / 05 Feb 2021
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What is Utovlan?

  • The Utovlan tablet is used to treat menstrual period absence or irregularity. It is a medicine with a prescription. This drug works by preventing eggs from being released from the ovaries. Utovlan is also used to treat endometriosis-induced abnormal tissue growth in the uterus. It is also used to treat hormonal imbalance-induced abnormal uterine bleeding. For the prevention of pregnancy, Utovlan is also used. This medicine works by stopping sperm from entering the uterus. Women who cannot use other forms of birth control, such as estrogen, usually take this medicine as a contraceptive.
    1. Utovlan Uses
    2. Utovlan Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Utovlan warnings
    5. Frequently Asked Questions
    6. Citations

    Utovlan Uses:

  • Before using Utovlan, follow the instructions on the product label, the information guide, and those provided by your doctor. As per the instructions of your doctor, eat this medicine. It is likely that your dose depends on many personal factors. To find out the dosage that is right for you, you can speak with your doctor. The dosage of Utovlan depends on the factors below.
    • The wellbeing of a patient
    • The health of the liver of a patient
    • The health of the kidneys of the patient
    • Recommended treatment from your doctor
    • Any other medications in use
    • Consumed Herbal supplements

    Utovlan Side Effects:

    • Abdominal cramps
    • Bloating
    • Breast pain
    • Hair loss
    • Headache
    • Irregular vaginal spotting or bleeding
    • Menstrual irregularity
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Acne
    • Dizziness
    • Extra hair growth on the face and body
    • Tender breast
    • Weight gain
    • Eye abnormalities
    • Fibroids
    • Fluid retention
    • Heart attack
    • High blood sugar
    • Liver disorders
    • Mental depression
    • Pulmonary embolus
    • Stroke
    • Vaginal yeast infection

    Precautions:

    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or its ingredients before using the Utovlan tablet. In order to record this information, your doctor can recommend an alternative medicine and update your medical records.
    • Usage of the Utovlan Tablet can change your body's thyroid hormone (thyroxine) level. Indigestion, heart function, muscle function, brain growth, and bone maintenance, thyroxine plays a vital role. The use of this drug lowers the body's thyroxine amount.
    • The usage of this medication can change your body's blood glucose levels. The use of this drug contributes to elevated blood sugar levels in the body.
    • The use of this medicine can alter your body's levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs). The amount of high-density lipoproteins and apolipoproteins is lowered by the use of this drug. This may contribute to higher levels of your body's bad cholesterol.
    • The use of the Utovlan tablet can alter the levels of cholesterol in the body. This can increase the risk of heart disease.

    Warnings:

    • Heart disease - Patients with conditions such as elevated blood pressure, elevated blood sugar (diabetes mellitus), high blood cholesterol, obesity, autoimmune disorders, a current blood clot in the vein, or a history of blood clots in the veins are at increased risk of utilizing this medicine. Patients with heart disease should be carefully treated when taking this drug, and while using Utovlan, consult with their physician.
    • Vision abnormalities - When taking this drug, people who use oral contraceptives are at greater risk. In patients taking this drug, there is a chance of sudden vision loss, eye displacement, double vision, migraine, and other eye-related problems.
    • Cigarette Smokers - When taking this drug, females who smoke cigarettes are at risk. In women, smoking raises the risk of serious heart disease. It is strongly recommended that women using oral contraceptives not to smoke.
    • The combined use of oral contraceptives - When taking this drug, women who use combination oral contraceptives (progestin with estrogen) are in danger. Liver tumors can develop in patients using this medication. A rupture of the tumor can be fatal because of bleeding.
    • Pregnancy - talk to your doctor if you are hoping for a baby or you are pregnant.
    • Breast-feeding - before breastfeeding talk to your doctor because it might pass through breast milk.
    • Ectopic pregnancy - Women who use progestin-only oral contraceptives during use of this drug are at increased risk. There is a chance of pregnancy arising outside the uterus in patients taking this drug (ectopic pregnancy). Patients who become pregnant or have lower abdominal pain should remain alert to the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy while using this medicine. Patients with a history of ectopic pregnancy should not be treated with this drug.
    • Ovarian cyst - When using this medicine, women who use oral contraceptives are at increased risk. There is a chance of ovarian cyst/large follicle formation associated with moderate abdominal pain in patients.
    • Breast Cancer- When taking this drug, women who use combination oral contraceptives (e.g. progestin with estrogen) are in danger. In patients using this medicine, there is an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This drug should not be used by women who have breast cancer.
    • Bleeding Genitals- When using this medicine, women using progestin-only oral contraceptives are at risk. Among patients using this drug, and abnormal menstrual pattern, including genital bleeding, is normal. If there is a prolonged lack of menstrual periods, the possibility of pregnancy should be assessed by the patient.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Norethisterone keeps the amount of progesterone high enough to avoid the start of your period if you take Utovlan to delay your period. Utovlan is also used for the prevention of heavy or painful periods, cancer of the breast and edometriosis.
    This can be increased to 12 tablets by your doctor (60 mg). You will normally take 1 tablet 3 times (15 mg) a day by taking Utovlan to prolong your cycles. 3 days before your cycle is due to begin, you need to start taking the tablets. Usually, your duration will begin within 3 days of finishing the tablets.
    The reply to your inquiry is yes! If you have unprotected sex while taking norethisterone to postpone your time on holidays, you are at risk of becoming pregnant. So keep using condoms and have a nice holiday.
    Norethisterone is a medication for female hormones. The normal dosage is either two or three times a day for one tablet. Every day, or only to take them on those days of the month, you might be asked to take the tablets regularly. Feeling bloated, feeling sick (nausea), and headaches are the most common side effects.

    Citations:

  • Utovlan, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-349-11052-0_44
  • Utovlan for treatment,https://dtb.bmj.com/content/19/16/63.short