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SUSTEN 200MG CAP
Susten Capsule 200mg
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Susten Capsule 200mg is used in the treatment/adjustment of progesterone component of menopausal hormonal replacement therapy, amenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, recurrent miscarriage with progesterone deficiency, contraception, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and premenstrual syndrome. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Susten Capsule 200mg is Progesterone 200mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Progesterone:

Progesterone is a female sex hormone produced in the ovaries, placenta, and adrenal glands. It plays a key role in sexual desire, where also helps in preparing your body during conception, pregnancy, and regulates the menstrual cycle.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Susten Capsule 200mg:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Susten Capsule 200mg is Progesterone
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Cerebral apoplexy
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Hormone dependent carcinoma
  • History or current high risk of arterial disease
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Susten Capsule 200mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • GI disturbances
  • Fluid retention
  • Edema
  • Acne
  • Skin rash
  • Urticaria
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Breast changes
  • Hirsutism
  • Changes in libido

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Altered menstrual cycle or irregular bleeding
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow Susten Capsule 200mg whole immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break/chew/cut it instead.
Avoid missing/forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which may be dangerous to your health.
Susten Capsule 200mg should be taken on an empty stomach. It should ideally be taken at least 1 hour before food or 2 hours after food.
Take the medication as prescribed by your doctor at the prescribed time and dosage.

Overdosage

Avoid using more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the Susten Capsule 200mg only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Pregnancy:

May be used during pregnancy. However, consider taking the tablet only suggested by your physician. Do not decide to tkae this medicine on your own by your discretion.

Lactation:

Safety during lactation is unknown. Therefore, if you are a nursing mother, inform your doctor about the same, before consuming the capsule.

Food:

Do not take the medication with grapefruit juice because it may result in unwanted adverse effects.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other drugs. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medication(s) (if any) during the treatment.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use Susten Tablet 200mg beyond its expiry.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Progesterone for:

This medication is a hormone, prescribed for replacement therapy in women who have passed menopause. It is also used to prevent uterine cancer.

How does Progesterone work:

Progestins are made by the body and are used by the milk-making glands and to help the period (menstrual) cycle. It helps with pregnancy.

How should Progesterone be used:

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a vaginal suppository to insert through vagina. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Common side effects of Progesterone :

Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension and constipation.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses

What precautions should I take when taking Progesterone :

If you have an allergy to progesterone or any other part of this drug. If you have a peanut allergy and are taking the capsules. The capsules have peanut oil in them. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding into the brain, blood clots, breast cancer, heart attack, liver disease, stroke, or vaginal bleeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Chest pain or pressure. Trouble breathing. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Any rash. For women, period changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Progesterone with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Progesterone :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Oestrogens & Progesterones & Related Synthetic Drugs

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