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Introduction
Gestanin also known as Allyloestrenol is a birth control pill used for controlling pregnancy and is progesterone structurally related to progesterone which has been given in habitual and threatened abortion, and for preventing premature labour. It is also used for preventing miscarriage as well as preterm birth. Gestanin is a synthetic progestogen used for preventing recurrent pregnancy loss, premature labor and threatened miscarriage. In men, it has also been studied as a cure for benign prostatic hyperplasia with encouraging results and is marketed under numerous brand names; these include Turinal, Gestin, Maintaine, Gestanol or Gestanon, Profar and Orageston. At present, it is not sold in United Kingdom, Canada and United States, but as of 2011, is extensively used in Russia, Japan, much of Southeast Asia and India.
Doses of Gestanin
  • You can take Gestanin as prescribed by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than recommended.
  • Take this medication with full glass of water and with meal to decrease the chance of stomach upset.
  • Take one pill every day, or on the first day of your period or on first Sunday after your period begins.
  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember; don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • Seek emergency medical attention, in case of overdose; symptoms include nausea and vomiting.
  • Store this medication at room temperature away from heat and moisture.