About the drug:
Centchroman is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Saheli tablets. Centchroman is the world’s first nonsteroidal oral contraceptive. It is a weak estrogen and a potent antiestrogen with a high therapeutic index.Saheli is different from other birth control pills because it doesn’t contain any hormones. Instead of using the hormone it blocks estrogen to prevent pregnancy
Uses of the drug:
Saheli is the non-steroidal oral contraceptive pill. It is known for preventing the unwanted pregnancy. This tablet is recommended for all women in the reproductive age group who does not want to have pregnancy.
Working of the drug:
This drug consists of Centchroman. It has a weak estrogenic and potent anti-estrogenic action. Centchroman works by blocking the estrogen in the uterus that leads to the alteration of the uterus lining, which prevents a fertilized egg from implanting.Since it did not affect or disturb the endocrine system, normal ovulatory cycle is maintained.
Saheli is manufactured by Hindustan Latex Ltd, India.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Saheli – 30 mg Tablet
Buy Saheli – 30 mg
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Centchromanor any other ingredients of the medicine
- Have a Polycystic ovarian disease
- Have Cervical hyperplasia
- You are a man or child
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have a problem of high blood pressure
- Have diabetes
- Have a jaundice or a liver disease
- Have severe allergic states, chronic illnesses such as tuberculosis, renal diseases, etc.
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two doses at one time
How to take the drug?
The drug is usually recommended to take, 1 tablet of 30 mg twice a week for 3 months. For e.g. if you take the first pill on a Sunday take the second one on Wednesday. From the fourth month onwards, take only one tablet once a week as long as you don’t want to get pregnant.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you don’t want to have pregnancy. Do not change the dose, use this medicine as per your doctor’s direction. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Saheli, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time, can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
prolongation of menstruation cycleare the common side effects of Centchroman. If this condition is continue for a longer time or become worsen, contact your doctor immediately.
Centchromanmay rarely cause serious side effects such as nausea, weight gain, fluid retention, hypertension, etc. there is no cases has been reported of vaginal discharge, spotting, breakthrough bleeding or menorrhagia have been reported.
Common drug interactions:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these other contraceptive pill. However, there are no known drug interactions with Centchroman. There may be other medications that may show interaction. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have a same condition that you have, without consulting a doctor.
- Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting with the doctor
- In case you do not feel comfortable after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
- Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature