Tibolone is used for the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis and also used in hormone replacement therapy (hrt).
How it Works
Tibolone works similar as the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Tibolone also has some male hormone, androgen effects. Tibolone works to restore the balance of female hormones in women who have a lack of oestrogen; it helps to relieve symptoms of menopause, such as osteoporosis, hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal problems.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Tibolone may suffer from such side effects;
Unusual bleeding or discharge from the vagina,
Unusual hair growth,
Lower abdominal pain,
Tibolone is the drug that is designed for the treatment of hormone replacement therapy. It is not giving the direct solution to the problems but it is used as the agent to avoid the symptoms in the treatment of hormone related diseases. The US brand name of the drug is Livial and having the other brand name as TIBOFENE. It is designed by CIPLA. They are usually made in the form of tablets. Each tablet is having the strength of 2.5 mg. It drives the hormones for both the men and women. Generally the main hormone for the female is oestrogen and androgen for men.
The active and main component of the drug is 2.5 mg TIBOLONE. Inactive ingredients of this drug are lactose, magnesium stearate, potato starch, and ascorbyl palmitate.
The main advantage of this drug is it used for the hormone replacement therapy treatment. It is used to reduce the symptoms of menopause. The drug performs the stimulation action of the hormones. It acts like the hormones oestrogen, and androgen in your body. So, the hormones level in your body will come in to the stable positions.
Dosage and administration
The dosage should be taken at least for 3-6 months. You should take one tablet for a day on the regular basis. It is advised that the medicines are taken with the water. It should be taken after the heavy meals. It is better when you take the medicine at the night time when you going to sleep.
The drug should not be taken when you are pregnant and breast feeding. You should wait at least six months after the milk feeding. You should not miss any dosages and do not take overdose. The dosage should be given as per the age of the patients. If the age is above 60 you should take more dosage to improve the hormone level. You have to follow the conditions and timings given by the doctor.
You should not use this drug if you are having allergy. You need to tell about your allergy and medical conditions to the doctor before taking the medicines. Because of the doctors will judge only at the point of general side effects. It is also necessary that you should not take sleep within one hour after taking the medicine.
Sometimes the medicine will create allergy like pain and rashes in our body. So you have to well aware of them and consult with the doctors to get best solutions to the problems. You may also get tumors in the faces, joints of the legs and hands. You may also face mental disorder and confusions.
It can be stored in the temperature limit of 23-25 degrees. It should be prevented from weather conditions like moisture and sun light. It should be kept away from the children and pets in the home. You should also note the expiry date that is given in the tablet.