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Primosiston: How to take it to stop menstruation

Primosiston is a medication that can be used to stop bleeding from the uterus. It is also widely used to prevent or delay menstruation and can be purchased with a prescription from pharmacies.

This medication contains norethisterone acetate 2 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.01 mg as active ingredients, which are capable of preventing ovulation and hormone production, thereby modifying the tissue lining the uterus internally and stopping bleeding caused by irregular flaking of the endometrium.

While using Primosiston, vaginal bleeding gradually ceases and within 5 to 7 days should completely disappear. To stop menstruation, besides using Primosiston, there are other techniques that can be used. See other ways to stop menstruation.

Primosiston: How to take it to stop menstruation

What is it for

Primosiston is indicated for the treatment of uterine bleeding and to delay or anticipate the day of menstruation as it is able to prevent ovulation and hormone production by modifying the tissue that lines the uterus, called the endometrium and stopping bleeding caused by your period.

How to take it 

The use of Primosiston is indicated in the following ways:

  • To stop bleeding caused by a dysfunctional uterine bleeding:

The recommended dose is 1 pill, 3 times a day for 10 days, which can stop uterine bleeding within 1 to 4 days when it is not associated with any injury to the uterus.

Although variable, bleeding usually subsides within the first few days of treatment initiation, which can last 5 to 7 days until it stops completely. In cases where the woman wishes to stop her long-term menstruation lasting longer than 8 days. It is important to talk to the gynecologist to identify the cause. See what are the causes and treatment for prolonged menstruation.

  • To anticipate menstruation 2 or 3 days:

Take 1 pill, 3 times daily for at least 8 days from the 5th day of your menstrual cycle. The first day of your menstrual cycle is the first day of your period. In this case, menstruation usually occurs 2 to 3 days after discontinuation of the medication.

  • To delay menstruation 2 to 3 days:

Take 1 pill, 3 times a day for 10 to 14 days, taking the 1st pill 3 days before the scheduled date of your next period. In this case, before use it is very important that you make sure that there is no pregnancy, for safe use, without risking the baby's health if it is being generated.

Possible Side Effects

Primosiston is generally well tolerated, but sometimes unpleasant symptoms such as headache, nausea, a feeling of breast tension and an upset stomach may occur. Taking more pills than you should may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and vaginal bleeding.

This medication can also interfere with the action of oral anti-diabetics and is therefore not recommended for diabetic women.

Who should not take it

Primosiston should not be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, allergy to form components in cases of breast cancer.

It should be used with caution if there are heart diseases, liver abnormalities, sickle cell anemia or previous episode of stroke or a heart attack.

In addition, Primosiston should be considered to contain hormones but is not a contraceptive and therefore with its use it is recommended to use condoms in all intimate contact.

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