Ormeloxifene

Description

Ormeloxifene is a nonsteroidal agent which is used as an oral contraceptive medicine. It may also be used to treat uterine bleeding, endometriosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. It is advised that you discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ormeloxifene

  • Delayed periods
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Depression

Uses of Ormeloxifene

What is it prescribed for?

  • Contraception
  • Breast cancer
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby. It should only be used in life-threatening conditions where the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ormeloxifene or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby.

Liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with liver diseases or with a recent history of jaundice due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby. It should only be used in life-threatening conditions where the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Suppression of menstruation

This medicine may cause irregular periods in some women. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of the kidney function tests is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Contraception: Take a pill as soon as possible after it is missed If the medicine is missed by 1 or 2 days but lesser than 7 days, the normal schedule should be continued and the patient needs to use a backup method (e.g. condoms) till the next period starts If the medicine is missed by more than 7 days, the patient needs to start taking it all over again like a new user that is twice a week for 3 months and then once a week. Breast Cancer and Abnormal uterine bleeding: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be taken exactly as instructed by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food. The quantity consumed should not be greater or lesser than the prescribed one. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Report any adverse effects to the doctor immediately.
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 produces estrogen-like effects on certain organs (bones, liver, etc) and blocks the effects of estrogen on the uterus, breast, endometrium, etc.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Selective estrogen receptor modulators, Contraceptives

Schedule

Schedule H

Rishi Kumar Gara M. Anti-Cancer Potential of a Novel SERM Ormeloxifene [Internet]. PubMed Central (PMC). 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4030721/

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5367218/

Gandotra N, Sharma P, Sharma A, Rizvi S. The role of Sevista (ormeloxifene) in the management of dysfunctional uterine bleeding [Internet]. Ijrcog.org. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

http://www.ijrcog.org/index.php/ijrcog/article/view/667/615

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Information on this page was last updated on 22 Jan 2019

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