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Can Promolut be used to abort a pregnancy?

Q: Last week we did a blood and urine test for my wife and it was confirmed that she is pregnant. We tried to use medicine Promolut to avoid pregnancy, but according to the blood test the hormones level is very high 4,000 + and the doctor advised not to abort or use any medicine, please advise.

A:Promolut-N is the brand name of a hormone called norethisterone. It is a progesterone and is indicated for certain gynaecological disorders such as menorrhagia, premenstrual tension, dysfunctional bleeding etc. It is not indicated or used for medical termination of pregnancy. Fortunately its short term use will not have any adverse effect on the baby when taken during first few days/weeks. Hence I agree with your doctor that you need not do anything further and certainly not try to abort.


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