Susten 300 mg capsule is used in premenstural syndrome (symptoms before onset of mensturation)
How it works
Susten 300 mg capsule stimulates luteal actions, changes in uterus and vagina as seen in early pregnancy. It also has prolonged uterotrophic effect. Contractile response of the myometrium to oxytocin is inhibited.
Common side effects
Adrenal insufficiency, Breathing difficulty, Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Back pain, Increased appetite, Decreased libido, Pain in extremity, Abdominal distension, Cushing syndrome, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain, Abdominal pain lower, Breast pain, Hair loss, Fatigue, Acne, Hot flushes, Thrombophlebitis, Diarrhoea, Irregular menstrual cycle, Cushingoid syndrome, Increased blood pressure, Depression, Mood changes, Constipation, Nervousness, Increased glucose level in blood, Vaginal discharge
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a synthetic hormone, prescribed for miscarriage, uterine bleeding, and endometrial cancer.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, pregnancy, lactation, severe liver disease, bleeding disorder and hypersensitivity.
Pregnancy Category : Category B
Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
IM- The recommended dose is 250 to 500 mg weekly by intramuscular injection during the first half of pregnancy.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.
Warnings and Precautions :
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of abdominal bleeding, tumors, abortion, sugar, mental depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications.
Monitor blood sugar level in diabetic patients.
If bleeding disorder occurs, stop this medication.
Side Effects :
Diarrhea, headache, skin rash, hives and pain at the injection site.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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