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Ormeloxifene is a brand new contraceptive pill. It is considered a very efficient non-hormonal and non-steroidal Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM); this means that the use of this medication affects the estrogen receptors - it either stimulates or suppresses these proteins. A more detailed explanation is that the use of Ormeloxifene stimulates the receptors that are located in the bones, or in similar body parts, while it suppresses those found in the breasts, uterus and ovaries. Studies have shown that this medication is actually more effective that most other known birth control methods, including IUDs, condoms, the rhythm method, etc.
Being a contraceptive pill, Ormeloxifene is employed by women from all over the world who want to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Besides the fact that this medication is prescribed as a contraceptive method, it can also be prescribed to females who present irregular menstruation. Furthermore, it has been shown that the use of Ormeloxifene prevents the development of uterine or breast cancer while stimulating bone-formation. This product can also be recommended to females who are suffering from dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
Some of the most common contra-indications that have been associated with the use of Ormeloxifene include: medical history of liver disease, jaundice, ovarian disease (polycystic ovaries), cervical hyperplasia, cervicitis, and so on. Furthermore, patients who are suffering from chronic renal disorders should avoid the use of this medication. Nursing mothers should seek an alternative contraceptive method, as Ormeloxifene is not recommended in such cases (especially if the baby is younger than 6 months). Patients who are suspected to suffer from an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients of Ormeloxifene should also avoid the use of such a medication. In order to make sure that one is not allergic to Ormeloxifene, undergoing allergy tests may be necessary.
It is important to follow a strict dosing routine with Ormeloxifene - it is the only way in which one can ensure that the therapy will indeed be as effective as it is expected to be. All patients must be fully aware of the fact that a newly started treatment trial with this product does not provide 100% contraceptive effectiveness; thus, females are advised to employ condoms during their first month of therapy with Ormeloxifene. It will be easier for you to swallow the tablet if you take it along with a glass of liquid (milk, water, juice).
The most common form in which Ormeloxifene can be purchased is that of 30 mg tablets. One should employ a tablet of this medication two times per week (if possible, on Wednesdays and Sundays) during the first 3-4 months of therapy; after the initial stage of the treatment is complete, the female should take a single dose of Ormeloxifene every 7 days. You can acquire additional dosing instructions directly from your PD or from the product's label (the one that accompanies a whole pack of this medication).
Unfortunately, over-dosage with this medication is a severe medical condition that yields rapid harmful effects. For this reason, any patient who suspects to be suffering from such a medical condition should seek professional medical assistance at once. It is important to bring your pack of Ormeloxifene along with you, at the emergency room, in order to help the doctors rapidly determine the appropriate course of action to be taken. Ask your PD to give you a list of the most common symptoms that can be triggered by over-dosage with this medication.
We must emphasize on the importance of following a strict dosing routine with Ormeloxifene. If you are unable to do so, your therapy will not be effective and you are at a high risk of becoming pregnant. You should ask your doctor in what way you ought to correct a missed dose of Ormeloxifene and follow all of his recommendations concerning this matter. You may have to employ an additional contraceptive method for a short period of time, in case you miss using one or more of your prescribed doses of Ormeloxifene.
One of the main advantages of Ormeloxifene is that Ormeloxifene is a non-hormonal remedy. In other words, the use of this medication will not trigger weight gain, dizziness, nausea and other similar symptoms that are commonly associated with most contraceptive pills. However, in some cases, the regular use of this product can lead to delayed periods (in about 10% of all cases); this symptom generally occurs during the first 3 months of therapy with Ormeloxifene. Other clinical manifestations that have been reported by females who were being treated with Ormeloxifene include: water retention, tender breasts, acne, heavy periods, and so on. Luckily, most of the side effects that can be triggered by the extensive use of this medication are merely temporary symptoms that fade away in time, as the patient's organism fully adjusts to the treatment. If any of your symptoms become excessively bothersome, you should seek your PD's professional advice. Do not alter your treatment routine in any way without consulting it first with your medical specialist.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with information concerning the main medical products with which Ormeloxifene may harmfully interact. However, as such information is vital for the success of your treatment course with this product, we strongly suggest you to seek the needed medical data concerning this matter from your PD, pharmacist or from a nurse.