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      Asmita 21S tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Asmita 21S tablet is a combination medicine used for oral contraception (to prevent unintended pregnancies) and in the treatment of irregular periods. This medicine helps to prevent the release of the egg and its fertilization by the sperm and also reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. It is a safe and reliable method for contraception, if used correctly. It is not recommended for use in patients yet to achieve menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation) and who are below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy are not clinically established. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Asmita tablet are Drospirenone (3Mg) and Ethinyl estradiol (0.03Mg)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Drospirenone works by preventing the fertilization of the egg with the sperm and also induces changes in the hormonal levels contributing to the prevention of pregnancy. Ethinyl estradiol works by replenishing or replacing the hormone oestrogen that is normally produced in the body and changes the lining of the womb, rendering it unsuitable for pregnancy.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Asmita tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
      • History of or current breast cancer
      • Cardiovascular disorders
      • Oestrogen dependant tumours
      • Undiagnosed genital bleeding
      • Thrombolytic disorders
      • Hepatic impairment
      • Porphyria
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      • Caution:
      • Diabetes mellitus
      • Epilepsy
      • Asthma
      • Vision abnormalities
      • Jaundice
      • Hypertension
      • Severe hypocalcaemia
      • Hereditary angioedema
      • Cholestatic jaundice
      • Vaginal infection
      • Children
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Asmita tablet usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Stomach pain
      • Nausea
      • Headache
      • Irregular uterine bleeding
      • Weight gain
      • Breast pain
      • Dizziness
      • Vomiting
      • Hair loss
      • Flu like symptoms
      • Vaginal discharge with no odour

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Inverted nipples
      • Hot flushes
      • Rash
      • Trouble breathing and swallowing
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Asmita tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      This tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant avoid stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. This medicine is usually taken once a day.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking more than the recommended dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of Asmita tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Nausea
      • Oedema
      • Vomiting
      • Bloating
      • Breast pain or tenderness
      • Abdominal pain
      • Vaginal bleeding
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take Asmita tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with moderate to severe liver diseases.

      Pregnancy:

      Use of this tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. Studies in animals and pregnant women have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with this capsule is not recommended as it increases side effects of the medicine. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Driving:

      This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Grape fruit juice and caffeine should be avoided.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Asmita tablet with diltiazem, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir, rifampicin, efavirenz, nevirapine, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, efavirenz, phenytoin, folic acid.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      • Keep the medicine out of reach of children
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or 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.


      Drug Composition information
      Therapeutic Classification

      Oestrogens & Progesterones & Related Synthetic Drugs, Oral Contraceptives


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Asmita 21S tablet?

      It is a combination medicine used for oral contraception (to prevent unintended pregnancies) and in the treatment of irregular periods. This medicine helps to prevent the release of the egg and its fertilization by the sperm and also reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. It is a safe and reliable method for contraception, if used correctly. It is not recommended for use in patients yet to achieve menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation) and who are below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy are not clinically established.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Asmita tablet?

      The medicine is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects are stomach pain, nausea, headache, vomiting, irregular uterine bleeding, weight gain, breast pain, dizziness, hair loss, vaginal discharge with no odour, flu like symptoms, swelling of face, lips, tongue, hands and feet. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as inverted nipples, hot flushes, rash, trouble breathing and swallowing.

      Q3. Should we take Asmita tablet with food or without food?

      The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, you could take it with food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Asmita tablet?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, history of or current breast cancer, cardiovascular disorders, oestrogen dependant tumours, undiagnosed genital bleeding, thrombolytic disorders, hepatic impairment, porphyria, pregnancy and lactation. Caution is advised among patients with diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, asthma, vision abnormalities, hypertension, severe hypocalcaemia, hereditary angioedema, cholestatic jaundice, vaginal infection, children.

      Q5. Does Asmita tablet make you sleepy?

      This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Asmita tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Asmita tablet lead to?

      The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to nausea, oedema, vomiting, bloating, breast pain or tenderness, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, ovarian cancer.

      Q7. Can I take Asmita tablet during pregnancy?

      Use of this tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. Studies in animals and pregnant women have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Asmita tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Asmita tablet?

      Consumption of alcohol with this capsule is not recommended as it increases side effects of the medicine. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Q10. How to store Asmita tablet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Asmita tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Asmita tablet to children?

      This tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Asmita tablet?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 14-30 days of administration.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Asmita tablet last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 7-12 days.

      Q15. Can we take Asmita tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet a day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Asmita tablet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Asmita tablet?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

      glenmark house, b. d. sawant marg, chakala, off western express highway, andheri (e), mumbai - 400 099

      Packed By

      GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

      glenmark house, b. d. sawant marg, chakala, off western express highway, andheri (e), mumbai - 400 099

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