Gestodene Pharmacology


About Gestodene
Hormonal contraceptive, Synthetic Progesterone
Mechanism of Action of Gestodene
It is a progestin derivative its action through nuclear progesterone receptor situated in female genital tract, breast, CNS, and pituitary.It inhibit growth hormone release from pituitary.It suppress ovulation.It also disrupts fertilization and inhibits implantation
Pharmacokinets of Gestodene
Absorption: Absorbed after oral administration
Distribution: Extensively bound to plasma proteins (75-87% to sex hormone binding globulin, and 13-24% to albumin)
Metabolism: Metabolised via hepatically
Excretion: Excreted mainly through urine
Onset of Action for Gestodene
Duration of Action for Gestodene
Half Life of Gestodene
16 to 18 hrs
Side Effects of Gestodene
1.GI disturbances
2.Changes in appetite or wt
3.Fluid retention
6.Chloasma (melasma)
7.Allergic skin rashes
9.Mental depression
10.Breast changes including discomfort or occasionally gynaecomastia
Contra-indications of Gestodene
1.Breast cancer
2.Circulatory system diseases
3.Genital bleeding
4.Disturbance of lipid metabolism
Special Precautions while taking Gestodene
1.CV or renal impairment
3.Epilepsy and migraine
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Gestodene
2.Menopausal HRT
Interactions for Gestodene
Carbamazepine, Griseofulvin, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, and Rifampicin may reduce the effectiveness of gestodene
Gestodene may inihibit ciclosporin metabolism
Typical Dosage for Gestodene
Contraception: 75 mcg daily in monophasic preparations, 50-100 mcg daily in triphasic preparations
Menopausal HRT: 25 or 50 mcg daily for 12 days of a 28-day cycle
Schedule of Gestodene
Storage Requirements for Gestodene
Stored in a well closed container in below 25 degree celcius. Protect from moisture. Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Gestodene
Effects of Overdose of Gestodene

Home Delivery for Gestodene in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including gestodene.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for gestodene and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for gestodene may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take gestodene only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for gestodene before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for gestodene with the pharmacy.

Gestodene is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for gestodene might be better known than gestodene itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have gestodene in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for gestodene.