Lynestrenol

Description

Lynestrenol is a synthetic progestogen which has a similar action to the female hormone progesterone. It is used for the treatment of menstrual disorders caused due to a deficiency of this hormone in the body. It is also used as an oral contraceptive for prevention of pregnancy.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lynestrenol

  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Headache and dizziness
  • Loss of libido
  • Breast pain and tenderness
  • Altered menstrual cycle
  • Edema
  • Depressed mood
  • Increase in blood glucose level

Uses of Lynestrenol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Contraception
  • Menstrual abnormalities
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The time required for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the intended use, the levels of other sex hormones in the body, and individual constitution.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to vary based on the intended use and individual constitution.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to lynestrenol, other progestin analogs, or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Liver Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a severe impairment of the liver function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with an abnormal vaginal bleeding that has not been diagnosed by a doctor since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with this rare genetic disorder of the blood and lymphatic system since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with an undiagnosed vaginal bleeding since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate diagnostic tests should be undertaken to determine the cause of the vaginal bleeding. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be needed in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Breast Cancer

This medicine may increase the risk of breast cancer in some patients. This risk is especially high in patients over 40 years of age and in patients with a family history of breast cancer. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose of this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Phenobarbital

Phenytoin

Carbamazepine

Tacrolimus

Rifampicin

Cyclosporine

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver function impairment due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. In patients with mild to moderate liver function impairment, this medicine should be used with extreme caution. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Heart and blood vessel disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with disorders of the heart or blood vessels due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with an undiagnosed vaginal bleeding since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate diagnostic tests should be undertaken to determine the cause of the vaginal bleeding. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be needed in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Blood clotting disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with blood clotting disorders since it may worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially high in the elderly population. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Lynestrenol as instructed by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities or for longer durations than recommended. You are advised to have a regular followup with the doctor during treatment with this medicine. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works like progesterone and helps in regulation of ovulation and menstruation in women of childbearing age. It is thus helpful in treating menstrual disorders as well as acting as a contraceptive for prevention of pregnancy.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Progestins

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/lynestrenol#section=Non-Human-Toxicity-Excerpts

[Internet]. Extranet.who.int. 2018 [cited 10 January 2018]. Available from:

https://extranet.who.int/prequal/sites/default/files/RH021part3v2.pdf

[Internet]. Meppo.com. 2018 [cited 10 January 2018]. Available from:

http://www.meppo.com/pdf/drugs/1302-ORGAMETRIL-1440595598.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Feb 2018

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