This combination hormone drugs are accustomed to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin with an estrogen. It works usually by preventing the discharge associated with an egg (ovulation) in your period. It also makes vaginal fluid thicker to help you prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changes the lining with the uterus (womb) to stop attachment of the fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out with the body.
Besides preventing pregnancy, birth control pills might make your periods more regular, decrease loss of blood and painful periods, lessen your probability of ovarian cysts, plus help treat acne problems.
Using this medication will not protect you or perhaps your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (like HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).
Read the Patient Information Leaflet supplied by the pharmacist before you start applying this product and every time you get a refill. The leaflet contains extremely important information about when to take your pills and what to do in the event you miss a dose. If you've any questions, ask your physician or pharmacist.
Take prescription drugs by mouth as directed by a medical expert, usually once daily. Pick a period that is certainly easy for you to keep in mind, and take your pill as well each day.
It is very important to keep taking this medication the same manner prescribed by your physician. With certain brands of contraceptive pills, the quantity of estrogen and progestin in each active tablet will be different at different times in the cycle. Therefore, it is extremely important which you stick to the package instructions to find the first tablet, commence with the initial tablet inside pack, and take them in the correct order. Do not skip any doses. Pregnancy is a bit more likely should you miss pills, take up a new pack late, or take your pill at the different time of the day than usual.
Vomiting or diarrhea can prevent your contraceptive pills from working well. If you've got vomiting or diarrhea, you could need to use a back-up contraceptive method (including condoms, spermicide). Follow the directions inside Patient Information Leaflet and check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Taking this medication after your evening meal or at night can help in the event you have stomach upset or nausea with all the medication. You may prefer to take medicines at another time which is easier for you to remember. No matter what dosing schedule you have, it is crucial that you take prescription drugs at the same time on a daily basis, a day apart. Ask your doctor or pharmacist in case you have questions.
Your pill pack contains 21 pills with active medication. It may also contain 7 reminder pills without medication. Take one active pill (with hormones) once daily for 21 days consecutively. If you might be using a product with 28 tablets, take an exercise-free pill once daily for seven days uninterruptedly when you have taken the final active pill unless otherwise directed by your physician. If you're using something with 21 tablets, don't take on any tablets for one week unless otherwise directed by your doctor. You should have your period during the fourth week with the cycle. After you've taken the last inactive tablet inside the pack or gone one week without taking an engaged tablet, start a new pack the very next day regardless of whether you've your period. If you do not get your period, consult your physician.
If this is the initial time you are using this medication and you're not switching from another way of hormonal contraceptive (including patch, other birth control pills), take the first tablet inside the pack on the 1st Sunday following a beginning of one's monthly period or on the initial day of your respective period. If your period begins over a Sunday, begin taking this medication on that day. For the first cycle people only, work with an additional way of non-hormonal contraceptive (like condoms, spermicide) for the first one week to avoid pregnancy until the medication has plenty of time to work. If you start on the very first day of your period, you don't to use back-up birth control the very first week.
Ask a medical expert or pharmacist regarding how to switch using their company varieties of hormonal birth control (such as patch, other contraceptive pills) to this particular product. If any information is unclear, consult the Patient Information Leaflet or a medical expert or pharmacist.
Nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention), or weight change may occur. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the very first few months of use. If some of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If you miss 2 periods in a row (or 1 period when the pill has not been used properly), contact your physician to get a pregnancy test.
Remember that your medical professional has prescribed prescription drugs as he or she has judged that this help to you is more than the likelihood of side effects. Many people using this medication will not have serious unwanted effects.
This medication may raise the blood pressure levels. Check your blood pressure level regularly and tell your doctor in the event the email address particulars are high.
Tell your physician straight away in case you have any serious unwanted side effects, including: lumps inside breast, mental/mood changes (like new/worsening depression), severe stomach/abdominal pain, unusual changes in vaginal bleeding (like continuous spotting, sudden heavy bleeding, missed periods), dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
This medication may rarely cause serious (sometimes fatal) problems from blood clots (like deep vein thrombosis, cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism, stroke). Get medical help right away if all of these side effects occur: chest/jaw/left arm pain, confusion, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth inside groin/calf, slurred speech, sudden shortness of breath/rapid breathing, unusual headaches (including headaches with vision changes/lack of coordination, worsening of migraines, sudden/very severe headaches), unusual sweating, weakness on one hand with the body, vision problems/changes (for example double vision, partial/complete blindness).
A very serious allergic attack to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away in case you notice any symptoms of an serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially with the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete report on possible unwanted side effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact a medical expert or pharmacist.
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Call your physician for medical advice about side effects. You may report unwanted effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your medical professional for health advice about unwanted effects. You may report unwanted effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
See also Warning section.
Before using medicines, tell a medical expert or pharmacist in case you are allergic to any estrogens (such as ethinyl estradiol, mestranol) or any progestins (for example norethindrone, desogestrel); or in case you have every other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or another problems. Talk to the pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your health background, especially of: blood clots (by way of example, inside the legs, eyes, lungs), blood clotting disorders (like protein C or protein S deficiency), high hypertension, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), high cholesterol or triglyceride (blood fat) levels, depression, diabetes, family or personal history of a certain swelling disorder (angioedema), gallbladder problems, severe headaches/migraines, heart disease (such as heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), history of yellowing eyes/skin (jaundice) during pregnancy or while using the hormonal contraception (such as pills, patch), kidney disease, liver disease (including tumors), stroke, swelling (edema), thyroid problems, unexplained vaginal bleeding.
If you have diabetes, prescription drugs may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed and share the results with a medical expert. Tell your physician without delay in the event you have the signs of high blood glucose levels like increased thirst/urination. Your doctor ought to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
Tell your physician if you just had or is going to be having surgery or in the event you will be restricted to a bed or chair to get a long time (for example a long plane flight). These conditions raise your probability of getting blood clots, especially in the event you are choosing hormonal birth control. You should stop this medication for the time or take special precautions.
Before having surgery, tell your medical professional or dentist about each of the products you employ (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication could cause blotchy, dark areas on your face and skin (melasma). Sunlight may worsen this effect. Limit your time within the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
If you are nearsighted or wear contacts, you could possibly develop vision problems or trouble wearing your contact lenses. Contact your eye doctor if these issues occur.
It might take longer for you to conceive after you stop taking birth control pills. Consult your doctor.
This medication really should not be used during pregnancy. If you get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your physician straight away. If you've just given birth or were built with a pregnancy loss/abortion after the initial a few months, talk with a medical expert about reliable forms of contraception, to see if it is safe to start using birth control which has a type of estrogen, like this medication.
This medication may decrease breast milk production. A small amount passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects with a nursing infant. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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