Activella (Estradiol/Norethindrone Acetate) and/or equivalents
Activella LD 0.5/0.1mgSource Country: Canada
Shipped From: Canada Marketed as Activelle LD in Canada Manufacturer: Novo Nordisk Canada Inc
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- This item requires a prescription from your doctor
Description of Activella
The drug Activella is mostly used for the treatment of various symptoms associated with menopause. Estradiol and norethindrone are the two active ingredients present in Activella.
As a form of estrogen, Estradiol helps in the maintenance of the reproductive system in females. Norethindrone is a type of female hormone called progesterone. It regulates the functions of menstruation and ovulation. Together, they are known as Activella.
Some of the menopause symptoms that are treated with the help of Activella are spells of intense sweating, warmth in the upper regions of the body, and conditions like hypogonadism. The generic name of Activella is estradiol and norethindrone.
Indications & Dosage of Activella
Activella is indicated for treating symptoms of menopause in women. It may also be indicated for use in some cases of osteoporosis.
Activella is available in the form of tablets in two strengths- Activella 1/0.5mg and Activella 0.5/0.1mg. The former consists of 1mg estradiol and 0.5mg norethindrone and the latter contains 0.5mg estradiol and 0.1mg norethindrone.
The dosage of Activella should be based strictly on a doctor’s prescription. One should not take a higher or lower dose than prescribed. Activella should be taken on a daily basis with a glass of water. It is also recommended to have Activella at the same time every day.
Checkups are a vital part of Activella treatment, and users should not skip appointments. Last but not least, the drug should be stored away from excess heat and moisture, at room temperature.
Side effects & Interactions of Activella
Activella users may experience several side effects. One should be aware of these side effects before he/she decides to buy Activella. Some side effects are minor and wear off in time. These are:
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Darkening of the face and other parts;
- Vaginal discomfort;
- Breast enlargement or tenderness;
- Altering of menstrual cycle associated with painful bleeding
Apart from the aforementioned side effects, some side effects may occur, which require urgent medical attention. These side effects, if not monitored, may lead to severe health problems. Some of these side effects are:
- Severe pain in the abdominal region ;
- Allergic reactions in the form of rashes, severe itching, etc.;
- Headaches and dizziness;
- Problems with vision and speech;
- Unusual vaginal bleeding;
- Lumps in one/both breasts
Drug interactions are possible when using Activella. Anticoagulants like warfarin can interact negatively with Activella, and it is best not to take Activella if one is already taking warfarin. A doctor should be consulted before taking any other substance along with Activella.
Warnings & Precautions of Activella
People with problems related to undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, any hormone dependent cancer, or any liver problems should not buy Activella, as the drug may severely damage their health. A doctor should be consulted before taking Activella if one is suffering from certain medical conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, kidney problems, etc. Pregnant women should stay away from the drug because it is known to harm unborn babies. Breastfeeding women should also steer clear of Activella.