Allylestrenol is a drugto prevent miscarriage, due to low levels of the hormone progesterone. To prevent miscarriage, allelestrenol acts as a hormone replacement progesterone in the body.
Allylestrenol works like the natural hormone progesterone which helps prepare the uterus to receive a fertilized egg, and helps reduce the risk of miscarriage and maintain the pregnancy. Allylestrenol can also be used to prevent premature birth or recurrent miscarriage.
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|Category||Progesterone replacement therapy|
|Benefit||Prevent miscarriage caused by a lack of the hormone progesterone|
|Allylestrenol for pregnant and lactating women||Category N:Not categorized. |
It is not known whether allylestrenol is absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Warnings Before Taking Allylestrenol
Allylestrenol should only be used according to a doctor's prescription. Before taking allylesrenol, you need to pay attention to the following:
- Do not take allylesrenol if you are allergic to this drug. Always tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
- Tell your doctor if you have liver disease. Allylestrenol should not be used in patients with severe hepatic impairment.
- Tell your doctor if you have vaginal bleeding outside of your menstrual cycle, mental disorders, breast tumors, breast cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, migraines, asthma, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, or have ever had a heart attack.
- Do not drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery while you are taking allylesrenol, as this medication can reduce concentration.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including supplements, or herbal products.
- Tell your doctor right away if you have an overdose, allergic reaction to a drug, or a more serious side effect after taking allylesrenol.
Dosage and Rules for Use of Allylestrenol
The usual dose of allylesrenol that doctors give to prevent miscarriage is 5 mg, 3 times a day for 5–7 days. The duration of treatment may be extended according to the patient's condition.
How to Take Allylestrenol Correctly
Follow the doctor's advice and read the information listed on the drug packaging before taking allylesrenol. Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting your doctor first.
Allylestrenol can be taken before or after meals. However, to prevent indigestion, this drug can be taken with food or after meals.
Use plain water to swallow allylesrenol tablets. It is recommended to take allylesrenol at the same time every day so that the effect of the drug is maximized and the risk of side effects is lower.
If you accidentally miss your medication schedule, take your medication immediately if the break with the next schedule isn't too close. If it is close, ignore it and do not double the dose.
Store allylesrenol in a closed place at room temperature and do not freeze. Avoid heat, humid places, and direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
Allylestrenol Interactions with Other Drugs
There is no known definite interaction effect when allystrenol is used with other drugs. However, the progesterone content in it can interact with several types of drugs, such as ciclosporin, ketoconazole, carbamazepine, phenytoin, or phenobarbital. To be safe, always tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications.
Allylestrenol Side Effects and Dangers
Side effects that may appear after taking allylesrenol are:
- Headache or migraine
- Visual disturbances, including proptosis or double vision
- Throw up
In addition, allystrenol is a synthetic progesterone. The use of progesterone can also cause some side effects, such as abdominal pain, changes in appetite, weight gain, edema, weakness, drowsiness, difficulty sleeping, mood disturbances, or changes in the menstrual cycle.
Do an examination to the doctor if the above complaints do not subside or even get worse. Immediately see a doctor if you experience drug allergy symptoms which can be characterized by an itchy skin rash, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, eyes, or lips, after taking allylesrenol.