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Date last updated: January 21, 2018

By TOP SEXOLOGIST in Mumbai Dr. Ashok Koparday

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Saheli Contraceptive Pill

Novex DS _ Sexologist For Female Mumbai

Novex DS is a trade name of Ormeloxifen HCl Tablets I.P. 60 mg.
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator
I have been asked about the availability of Saheli.
Those who want Saheli, but have not been getting it in the market can choose to get NOVEX DS manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited, a Government of India Enterprise.
Customer Care Number – 044-32215604
Email – [email protected]

The above details of Novex DS are from the prescription information leaflet accompanying Novex DS Tablets checked on January 04, 2016.
Please consult your doctor to verify all/any details before you use Ormeloxifene.

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How to take Saheli ©

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This pill is to be taken twice a week on fixed days for the first three months, followed by one pill in a week thereafter.

Saheli: Nonhormonal safe once a week oral oc pill.
Saheli is priced at Rs.16/- for a cycle of 8 pills.(Please check this)


Side effects of Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene)

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The main USP of Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene) is its complete freedom from side effects and the ease and convenience of its dosage.

  • The only side effect reported with Saheli (Centchroman) is the delay in the menstrual cycles in around 8% of the cases.
  • Saheli may cause urinary incontinence
  • or uterine prolapse.
  • Saheli does not cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness and break through bleeding.
  • Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene) has no adverse effect on lipid profile
  • and platelet function
  • as is seen with steroidal contraceptives.
    Saheli does not cause weight gain.

Protection from pregnancy

Saheli Contraceptive Pill
Non hormonal safe once a week oral oc pill.

Protection from pregnancy may begin after one month. So first month other protecction like condom is advisable.

Which day to begin Saheli©?

Saheli Contraceptive Pill : Non hormonal safe once a week oral oc pill.
Saheli can be started on the 1st day of menses. (Take twice a week for first 3 months.)

How effective is Saheli©? (Success Rate)

Saheli has a failure rate of about 1-2% with ideal use. The success rate is slightly less than that of combined oral contraceptive pills.


What is Saheli©?

saheli safe once a week oral oc pill
Each tablet contains centchroman (Ormeloxifene) 30 mg

Active Ingredient:
Saheli Contraceptive Pill : Non hormonal safe once a week oral oc pill.
Ormeloxifene is a SERM, or selective estrogen receptor modulator.
In some parts of the body, its action is estrogenic (e.g, bones), in other parts of the body, its action is anti-estrogenic (e.g., uterus, breasts.


How does Saheli© (centchroman/ormeloxifene) work as contraceptive?

Saheli is an the only anti-implantation agent approved for clinical use in the world. Though the exact mode of action is not precisely known, we know that Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene) causes an asynchrony in the menstrual cycle between ovulation and the development of the uterine lining.

Saheli Contraceptive Pill : By Best Sexologist for Female Mumbai
In clinical trials, it caused
1. ovulation to occur later than it normally would in some women (Singh 2001), but did not affect ovulation in the majority of women, while
2. causing the lining of the uterus to build more slowly.
3. Saheli (Centchroman) speeds the transport of fertilized egg through the fallopian tubes, hence the fertilized ovum travels more quickly than is normal (Singh 2001).
Presumably, combination of these effects creates an environment that is not conducive for implantation of fertilized ovum.

Mechanism of Action of Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene)

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The molecule centchroman offers a unique combination of weak estrogenic and potent anti estrogenic properties. Due to this subtle mix of estrogenic and anti estrogenic action it inhibits the fertilized ovum from nidation and thus prevents pregnancy, but at the same time, it does not appear to disturb the other estrogen effects.

How carefully has Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene) been studied?

Use of Saheli (Centchroman) as a contraceptive has been extensively evaluated in more than 2000 women of the reproductive age groups who wanted to space their children. Intensive monitoring by
clinical examination,
hematology and
biochemical tests as well as
laparoscopy and
ultra sonographic examinations of ovaries and uterus have shown the drug to be quite safe.
Saheli: Non hormonal safe once a week oral oc pill.

If Saheli© fails and a baby is born will the baby be normal?

Babies born to use failure cases have shown normal milestones.

Will Saheli© (centchroman/ormeloxifene) cause inability to conceive even when it is stopped?

The contraceptive effect is readily reversible and subsequent pregnancy and its outcome is normal.

Why is Saheli© (centchroman/ormeloxifene) better than other contraceptives?

Saheli: Non hormonal safe once a week oral oc pill.
Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene) scores over steroidal contraceptive pills because it does not disturb the endocrine system and the normal ovulatory cycle is maintained. It is extremely significant that Saheli (centchroman/ormeloxifene) does not disturb body’s hormonal system.


Other uses of Saheli©


Saheli© (centchroman/ormeloxifene) is useful in treating

  • dysfunctional uterine bleeding,
  • osteoporosis
  • pre-menstrual syndrome and as a drug for
  • lowering lipid levels in the blood.
  • antibreast cancer agent,
  • menorrhagia,
  • mastalgia and
  • fibroadenoma

Story of Saheli©

Saheli Contraceptive Pill: Safe once a week oral oc pill
Saheli is available only in India. In other parts of world it is available with different brand names.

Saheli is India’s offering to the world of the world’s first and the only approved non hormonal, non steroidal once a week oral contraceptive pill.

Saheli, the non hormonal oral contraceptive, is pride of India as the molecule Centchroman was discovered and indigenously made in India by the (CDRI) Central Drug Research Institute (under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), Lucknow 226001, India.

Who makes Saheli© in India?

Centchroman has been licensed to two companies in India.

Hindustan Latex Ltd., Trivandrum, which is marketing it under the trade name, Saheli©.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahmedabad, which marketed it under the trade name, Centron©.

Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator
Ormiloxifene HCl Tablets I.P.
For details contact:
HLL Lifecare Limited
(A Government of India Enterprise)
12, 1st Floor, 100 ft. Velachery-Taramani Road, Near Canara Bank, Vijaya Nagar, Velachery, Chennai – 6000042

Customer Care Number – 044 – 32215604
Email – [email protected]


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Published: Monday, 20 June 2011
Retrieved: May 3, 2013 Wednesday
Retrieved: May 3, 2013 Wednesday

Shelly, W; Draper, MW, Krishnan, V, Wong, M, Jaffe, RB (2008 Mar). “Selective estrogen receptor modulators: an update on recent clinical findings.”.Obstetrical & gynecological survey 63 (3): 163–81.PMID 18279543.

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29 Replies to “saheli-contraceptive-2018”

  1. Richa

    Hi Dr. Ashok Koparday.

    I want know that after stopping Saheli how long will it take for me to be fertile again?

    I am planning to start Saheli soon and in 6-8 months I am planning to stop it so that I can attempt to be pregnant. Is it advisable to start Saheli since I am planning to have a baby in near future?

    Please reply as soon as possible.


    • Richa

      Addition to my question:

      The instruction on the pack says fertility is readily regained after stopping Saheli but it is unclear as readily could mean 1 ,2 or 3 months?

      • Top Sexologist in Mumbai Ashok Koparday | Samadhan Health Studio: Sexual Health Best Treatment Clinic in Mumbai

        Saheli contraceptive pill prevents pregnancy. As soon as you stop taking Saheli the preventive mechanism ceases. Just as the effect of a headache pill lasts for about 6 hours and then it does not work, similarly the molecule is flushed away from the body system and is no more available to prevent pregnancy as soon as you have stopped Saheli.

        If your question is how soon will I conceive after stopping
        Saheli contraceptive pill, the reply is as soon as you would had you not been taking the pill.
        When a woman is not on any contraceptive pill it is not necessary that she will conceive in the first month.
        Doctors consider that conception can happen within one year when you have unprotected sexual activity.
        Only one ovum is released and available for fertilization in one menstrual cycle. So, in a year you have only 12 chances of conception. Even if you were to have sexual intercourse 365 days, which month conception will happen is left to nature, hence unpredictable. Any month, usually within one year, the conception will occur.

  2. aman kaur

    Sir I am 25 since 11month married and I want to ask that I have just started taking saheli on starting my periods on 11 Oct .So I want to that of there is any need to have extra my hubby is in Dubai yet he is on leave for a month.

    • Ashok Koparday, Sexologist and Marriage Counselor, Sex Therapist, Accredited

      Saheli kaise leni hai?

      Pahele 3 mahine hapte may do din
      Uskay baad hapte may kewal ek din.

      Pahele 3 mahine har Somwar aur Shukrawar ko ek goli lena.
      3 mahine kay baad kewal Somwar ko ek goli lena.

      Saheli kay saath chiti aati hai jis may vividh bhasha may Saheli kaise lena chahiye eh bataya hota hai. Isay padna.

      Mahatwapurn: Apko Saheli lene say pahele apne doctor say puchna hoga.
      Happiness doctor,
      Ashok Koparday
      Samadhan Health Studio
      A1, Namdeep, Barrister Nath Pai Road, Near Vikrant Circle, Barrister Nath Pai Nagar, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 09867788877

  3. shanti mishra

    sir m unmarriedhu or mujhe ye btaiye ki saheli ko kb or kitna lena chahiye taki baby jo h born na ho unprotected sex k kitne time bad saheli leni chahiye or kitne time tk or agr ise lene pr mc ruke to kya krna chahiye mujhe mere question ka ans meri email id pr de

  4. Kacy

    Can saheli be started 2-3 days prior to periods and will it delay periods for a few days? Reason: swimming competition in school for which i want to delay the periods

  5. Sushma

    I am taking saheli from 4-5 age is 40 years,From two months my period does not started what can I do? Is taking it for long time is not safe.

  6. p

    Me and my husband get physics two or three times a week. My menstrual cycle comes in 1.5 or two months. I recently had delivered a ban boy. How can I avoid getting pregnant with the help of saheli and how shud I take it.

  7. Lt col sunil s pillai,Varsha Apartments , Elankulam , Kochi .PIN 682020

    The saheli tab are not available in Ernakulam in Kerala.Request to send through curier or speed post as this medicine proved to very effective to stop excessive bleeding.Please post the address of the medical shops or hospilal who supply this medicine in kerala

  8. pankajkeet

    Hello sir meri girl friend der mahine se pragment he or use period nahi aa raha he app achi si tablet ka name bata digiya taki use period aa Jay pls sir reply fast

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