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The pills of Gestanin come in round or elongated shapes of white or yellow colors depending on the manufacturer. Usually, one tablet of Gestanin contains 5 mg of a plant-based analog of the female hormone progesterone.
Gestanin is usually taken to correct menstrual irregularities in women or with the threat of a miscarriage. This is a progestagen agent which stimulates a secretory phase in the myometrium, creates conditions for the development of a fertilized egg, it contributes to the preservation of pregnancy. It activates the appearance of the acini of the mammary glands. Increases fat reserves. It helps the liver accumulate glycogen and increases glucose utilization. This solution increases the adrenal gland production of aldosterone. It is well absorbed when it's taken orally, metabolized in a liver, excreted by the kidneys.
The leaflet provided with the packing offers basic information on how to use this medicine. Before use, it is better to discuss the dosage with your physician and make sure to follow his exact prescriptions.
This medicine has a set of side effects for health if used any differently from doctor's orders. Side effects can be various, for example:
- From a digestive system: dyspepsia, nausea, cholestatic jaundice;
- From a nervous system: headache, depression, insomnia or drowsiness;
- From a urinary system: fluid retention, edematous syndrome.
With threatening preterm birth, the doses and duration of use of Gestanin are set individually in each case.
This is not a complete list of adverse reactions, and you should report to your doctor immediately about any unpleasant symptoms that persist.