DROSTOL Tablet 21's

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Drospirenone 3mg+Estradiol(Ethinyl Estradiol) 0.03mg
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Drug Information for DROSTOL Tablet 21's

What is DROSTOL Tablet used for?

DROSTOL Tablet tablet is used to regulate the process of ovulation. Also, it is used to treat the postmenopausal symptoms, such as itching, vaginal dryness, irritation and burning.

DROSTOL Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DROSTOL Tablet work?

In DROSTOL Tablet, Drospirenone belongs to the class of drugs called progestins. The drug acts by binding to the progesterone receptor to reduce the frequency of release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus. Also, the changes in cervical mucus inhibit sperm penetration, which decreases the tendency of ovulation.

Estradiol belongs to the class of drugs called estrogens. The drug acts by binding to the target receptors and suppresses the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) from the anterior pituitary. Thereby, it regulates the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

How to take DROSTOL Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take DROSTOL Tablet tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of DROSTOL Tablet, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of DROSTOL Tablet include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vaginal bleeding

Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with DROSTOL Tablet?

Drugs that interact with DROSTOL Tablet include the following:

  • Atropine
  • Carbamazepine
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Griseofulvin
  • Hyoscyamine
  • Isoniazid
  • Ospemifene
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Phenobarbital
  • Rifampin
  • Ritonavir
  • Tamoxifen
  • Tizanidine
  • Tranexamic acid

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of DROSTOL Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of DROSTOL Tablet:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Headache
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fluid retention
  • Abnormal weight change

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the chest or left arm
  • Unusual sweating
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Vision changes
  • Spotting
  • Heavy bleeding

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking DROSTOL Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DROSTOL Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of DROSTOL Tablet.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on DROSTOL Tablet.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Limit the exposure to sunlight while taking DROSTOL Tablet as it can cause blotchy and melasma (dark areas on the skin).
  • Avoid using nicotine or tobacco while taking DROSTOL Tablet as it can increase your risk of hypertension, blood clots and heart attacks.

You are advised not to take DROSTOL Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking DROSTOL Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of asthma, seizures, migraine headaches, kidney, liver or heart diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you have problems, such as blood clots, bleeding disorder or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you are including grapefruit or grapefruit juice in your diet.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking salt substitutes that contain potassium.

Frequently Asked Questions about DROSTOL Tablet

  1. Is it safe to take DROSTOL Tablet while having diabetes?
  2. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking DROSTOL Tablet while having diabetes as it can increase the blood sugar levels.

  3. Should I undergo any laboratory tests while taking DROSTOL Tablet?
  4. It is advisable to have regular gynaecology check-ups and breast examination while on DROSTOL Tablet.

  5. Is it safe to take DROSTOL Tablet while having a history of gallbladder disease?
  6. Please consult your doctor before taking DROSTOL Tablet if you are having a history of gallbladder disease.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking DROSTOL Tablet?
  8. It is required to have a check on your blood pressure regularly, as DROSTOL Tablet may increase your blood pressure.

  9. Is it safe to continue DROSTOL Tablet if I experience vaginal bleeding?
  10. No. It is advisable to discontinue taking DROSTOL Tablet. Also, consult your doctor immediately as vaginal bleeding is one of the serious side effects of the medication.


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