Allylestrenol is a synthetic hormone (chemical messenger) that acts as progesterone (a female hormone crucial for maintaining the menstrual cycle and pregnancy). It is used to prevent miscarriages and preterm labour in women. It is not recommended for use in children under the age of 16 years.
Allylestrenol shows side effects like headache, nausea, swelling (oedema of hands and feet), bloating, tiredness, excessive hair growth and irregular periods. Inform your doctor if any of these side effects worsen or persist for a long time. Stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reaction to it. This medicine may affect your alertness, so it is recommended that you avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you are using Allylestrenol.
Allylestrenol can be taken with or without food. It is recommended that you take it at the same time every day. Your doctor will decide the dosage of this medicine based on your condition. Do not stop using this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Allylestrenol may not be suitable for all people. It is not recommended if you have heart problems, kidney problems, seizures and breathing disorders. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It is safe and designed to be used during pregnancy but it should not be used after delivery. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine while breastfeeding.