What is Esmya tablets used for?

Esmya is a medicine for treating moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumours of the womb (uterus).

How do you take Esmya tablets?

You should always start taking Esmya within the first week of your menstrual period. The tablet should be swallowed with water and may be taken with or without food. If you take more Esmya than you should Experience with Esmya when several doses are taken at once is limited.

What are the side effects of Esmya?

What are the side effects of Esmya?

  • Hot flushes.
  • Headache.
  • Sensation of spinning (vertigo).
  • Pain in the abdomen.
  • Feeling sick.
  • Acne.
  • Breast pain or tenderness.
  • Cysts in the ovaries.

How do you stop fibroids from growing?

To help prevent more growth of the fibroid, your doctor may recommend that you stop taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. But in some cases, your doctor may prescribe birth control pills to help control the bleeding and anemia from fibroids, even though the hormones may cause fibroids to grow.

Can you get pregnant while taking Esmya?

You should avoid getting pregnant both while you are taking ulipristal acetate and for at least 12 days after stopping taking it. Please use a barrier method of contraception (such as a condom), as hormonal methods of contraception are not suitable with ulipristal acetate.

Which fruits are good for fibroids?

Fruits – such as tomatoes, apples, grapes, figs, melons, peaches and avocado can also help to lower the risk of fibroids. Pears and apples particularly contain a flavonoid known as phloretin which is an estrogen blocker. In some cases, this can also help to impair fibroid growth.

Esmya treatment is to be initiated and supervised by physicians experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids. The treatment consists of one tablet of 5 mg to be taken once daily for treatment courses of up to 3 months each. Tablets may be taken with or without food.

What is Esmya used for?

Esmya is a medicine that contains the active substance ulipristal acetate. It is available as tablets (5 mg). What is Esmya used for? Esmya is used to treat moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous (benign) tumors of the womb (uterus), in adult women who have not yet reached the menopause.

The most common side effects associated with Esmya (seen in more than 1 in 10 patients) are amenorrhea (absence of menstrual period) and endometrial thickening (thickening of the lining of the womb).

Does Esmya work for fibroids?

In the first study, 91.5% of women taking Esmya for three months had reduced menstrual bleeding compared with 18.8% of women taking placebo. The size of the fibroids was also smaller in women treated with Esmya than in those who received the placebo.