Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, polymenorrhoea, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, metropathia haemorrhagia

Indication for Norethisterone

Population group: Suitable for women, only adults (18 - 65 years old)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

10-15 mg in 2-3 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

10 - 15 mg

Dosage regimen

From 3.333 To 5 mg 3 time(s) per day every day

Loading dose

15 mg

Maintenance dose

10 mg

Detailed description

5 mg three times daily for 10 days; bleeding usually stops within 48 hours. Withdrawal bleeding resembling true menstruation occurs a few days after the end of treatment. 5 mg twice daily, from days 19 to 26 of the two subsequent cycles, should be given to prevent recurrence of the condition.

Active ingredient

Norethisterone has progestational actions similar to those of progesterone, but is a more potent inhibitor of ovulation and has weak oestrogenic and androgenic properties. It is used to treat a number of disorders of the menstrual cycle.

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