What is Susten 100 mg Capsule?
Susten 100 MG Capsule is a medication that is used in hormone replacement therapy. This means that it is orally administered into women’s bodies when they do not produce enough progesterone. It reduces menopause symptoms and the risk of cancer of the uterus.
Progesterone is a type of female hormone (progestin). This medication is similar to the progesterone that your body naturally makes and is given to replace the hormone when your body is not making enough of it. In women who are not pregnant and not going through menopause, this medication is used to restore normal menstrual periods that have stopped for several months (amenorrhea).Progesterone is also used as part of combination hormone replacement therapy with estrogens to reduce menopause symptoms (e.g., hot flashes).
Progesterone is added to estrogen replacement therapy to reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus.This medication is not for use in children.Progesterone must not be used to test for pregnancy.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to maintain pregnancy.
It corrects menstrual disorders in women and can also be used as contraception. Susten 100 MG Capsule, belonging to a group of medications called Progestins, works by inducing some changes in endometrium and decreasing the level of estrogen in the uterus.
Susten 100 mg Capsule Uses?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use SUSTEN 100mg Injection as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the whole tablet/capsule. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with food. Taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
- Apply a thin layer of SUSTEN 100mg Injection gel over the affected area and ensure the area is clean and dry before application.
- SUSTEN 100mg Injection injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.
You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.
How does Susten 100 mg Capsule work?
Susten 100mg Capsule is a progesterone (female hormone). It works on the lining of the uterus and helps to establish and maintain pregnancy in infertile women. It helps in protecting the uterus from the negative effects of estrogen when used for the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms.
How to take Susten 100 mg Capsule?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash and dry your vaginal area. Dip the tablet in lukewarm water just to moisten it. Lie on your back and gently insert the tablet into the vagina as high as possible with or without the use of an applicator as mentioned in the label. It is best to use it just before bedtime.
Susten 100 mg Capsule Contraindications?
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to progesterone or any other ingredient present with it. This medicine might contain peanut oil and should never be used by patients who are allergic to peanuts.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an abnormal bleeding episode which has not been diagnosed by a doctor.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have breast cancer or are suspected to have it. It is not recommended for use if the patient has a history of breast cancer.
This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient has had an incomplete miscarriage or missed abortion recently.
Heart and blood vessel disorder
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an active or historic instance of stroke or heart attack. It should not be used by patients having an active or historic clotting disorder.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a liver disease or impairment of normal liver function.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or are suspecting a pregnancy.
Susten 100 mg Capsule Dosage:
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. Contact your doctor if you have missed more than one dose.
Contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected. The short-term effects of an overdose could be a headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
What are the Side effects of Susten 100 mg Capsule?
In addition to its intended effect, Susten 100 MG Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Fever and chills
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Breast pain and tenderness
- Muscle or joint pain
- White or brownish discharge from the vagina
- Viral infections
Susten 100 mg Capsule Warnings?
Pregnancy – This medicine is recommended for use in pregnancy only if the need is clinically established. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Breast-feeding – Use of this medicine is not recommended if you are breastfeeding. This medicine can pass into the breast milk and may harm the nursing infant.
Dizziness – Use of this medicine can cause dizziness and impair the ability to perform tasks requiring cognition and alertness. Caution is advised while driving or performing other tasks that demand a high level of mental alertness. You are advised to take the medicine at recommended times to avoid any such effect.
Breast cancer – Use of this medicine in conjugation with estradiol for hormone replacement therapy has been associated with instances of breast cancer and hence caution is advised. This medicine should be given with extreme caution to patients with a previous or active case of breast cancer.
Blood clotting disorders – Use of this medicine is not recommended for patients having a clotting disorder. It is advised to undergo a test to confirm if the medicine can be safely used. Report any instance of such disease to the doctor.
Bleeding disorders – Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have severe undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
Fluid retention – Use of this medicine is known to cause mild to moderate amounts of fluid retention in the body. Hence, caution is advised while administering in patients with diseases like epilepsy, asthma, migraine, heart and blood vessel disorders, kidney impairment etc.
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- What are the contraindications of Susten 100mg Capsule ?
Susten 100mg Capsule is contraindicated in patients with myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism and retinal thrombosis.
- Is Susten 100mg Capsule used in hormone replacement therapy?
Yes. Susten 100mg Capsule is used in hormone replacement therapy to decrease the symptoms of menopause.
- Does lack of Susten 100mg Capsule cause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
Yes, lack of Susten 100mg Capsule causes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), due to the failure of the ovary to release the egg.
- Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking Susten 100mg Capsule ?
It is advised to avoid caffeinated foods, such as coffee and tea and increase a diet rich in magnesium, folate and vitamin supplements while taking Susten 100mg Capsule.