This combination hormone drugs are accustomed to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin and an estrogen. It works mainly by preventing the release associated with an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual period. It also makes vaginal fluid thicker to aid prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changes the lining from the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not affix to the uterus, it passes out from the body.
Besides preventing pregnancy, birth control pills will make your periods more regular, decrease hemorrhaging and painful periods, lessen your chance of ovarian cysts, plus deal with acne.
Using medicines does not protect you or perhaps your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).
Read the Patient Information Leaflet furnished by your friendly phamacist prior to starting employing this product and every time you get a refill. The leaflet contains extremely important information about when you ought to take your pills and what direction to go in the event you miss a dose. If you might have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take prescription drugs by mouth as directed by a medical expert, usually once daily. Pick a period that is certainly simple for you to recollect, and take your pill at the same time daily.
It is very important to keep taking medicines exactly as prescribed by your medical professional. With certain brands of contraceptive pills, the amount of estrogen and progestin in each active tablet vary at different times inside cycle. Therefore, it is essential that you just keep to the package instructions to find the first tablet, commence with the first tablet within the pack, and bring them in the correct order. Do not skip any doses. Pregnancy is a bit more likely in the event you miss pills, begin a new pack late, or take your pill with a different time in the day than usual.
Vomiting or diarrhea can prevent your contraception pills from working well. If you've got vomiting or diarrhea, you might need to use a back-up birth control method method (including condoms, spermicide). Follow the directions in the Patient Information Leaflet and check with your physician or pharmacist for more details.
Taking medicines after your evening meal or at bedtime may help if you have stomach upset or nausea using the medication. You may take medicines at another period that is easier to remember. No matter what dosing schedule you use, it is essential that you just take prescription drugs as well every day, 24 hours apart. Ask your doctor or pharmacist in case you have any queries.
Your pill pack contains 21 pills with active medication. It may also contain 7 reminder pills with no medication. Take one active pill (with hormones) once daily for a three week period back to back. If you are using something with 28 tablets, take an inactive pill once daily for 1 week consecutively after you have taken the past active pill unless otherwise directed by your medical professional. If you're using something with 21 tablets, do not take on any tablets for 1 week unless otherwise directed by a medical expert. You should have your period throughout the fourth week from the cycle. After you've got taken the final inactive tablet inside pack or gone seven days without taking an engaged tablet, find a new pack the following day regardless of whether you've got your period. If you do not get a period, consult a medical expert.
If this is the very first time you are using prescription drugs and you're not switching from another kind of hormonal contraception (including patch, other contraception pills), take the 1st tablet inside the pack on the first Sunday following the beginning of the menstrual period or on the first day of one's period. If your period begins over a Sunday, begin taking this medication on that day. For the first cycle people only, use an additional kind of non-hormonal contraceptive (including condoms, spermicide) for the initial 1 week to stop pregnancy prior to the medication has plenty of time to work. If you start the initial day of your period, you don't need to work with back-up contraceptive the initial week.
Ask a medical expert or pharmacist regarding how to change business kinds of hormonal contraception (like patch, other contraception pills) to this product. If any facts are unclear, consult the Patient Information Leaflet or your physician or pharmacist.
Nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling in the ankles/feet (fluid retention), or weight change may occur. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of usage. If some of these effects persist or worsen, tell your physician or pharmacist promptly. If you miss 2 periods in a row (or 1 period if the pill has not been used properly), contact your physician for any pregnancy test.
Remember that a medical expert has prescribed prescription drugs as they or she gets judged how the benefit to you is in excess of the likelihood of unwanted side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious unwanted effects.
This medication may raise your hypertension. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell a medical expert if the answers are high.
Tell a medical expert without delay if you have any serious negative effects, including: lumps in the breast, mental/mood changes (for example new/worsening depression), severe stomach/abdominal pain, unusual adjustments to vaginal bleeding (including continuous spotting, sudden heavy bleeding, missed periods), dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
This medication may rarely cause serious (sometimes fatal) problems from blood clots (such as deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke). Get medical help immediately if any of these negative effects occur: chest/jaw/left arm pain, confusion, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth inside the 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 side of the body, vision problems/changes (such as double vision, partial/complete blindness).
A very serious hypersensitivity to this particular drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of an serious hypersensitivity, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially from the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete listing of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call a medical expert for medical health advice about unwanted effects. You may report unwanted side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your medical professional for medical health advice about negative effects. You may report negative effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
See also Warning section.
Before using this medication, tell a medical expert or pharmacist if you are allergic to any estrogens (like ethinyl estradiol, mestranol) or any progestins (like norethindrone, desogestrel); or in case you have any other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, that may cause allergies or any other problems. Talk to the pharmacist for more information.
Before using this medication, tell a medical expert or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood clots (for instance, inside the legs, eyes, lungs), blood clotting disorders (such as protein C or protein S deficiency), high blood pressure, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), high cholesterol levels or triglyceride (blood fat) levels, depression, diabetes, family or personal history of a certain swelling disorder (angioedema), gallbladder problems, severe headaches/migraines, heart related illnesses (including heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, previous cardiac arrest), reputation yellowing eyes/skin (jaundice) in pregnancy or while using hormonal contraceptive (such as pills, patch), kidney disease, liver disease (including tumors), stroke, swelling (edema), thyrois issues, unexplained vaginal bleeding.
If you might have diabetes, prescription drugs may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood glucose regularly as directed and share the outcome with your doctor. Tell your doctor without delay in the event you have signs of high blood glucose including increased thirst/urination. Your doctor ought to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
Tell your physician should you just had or will probably be having surgical treatment or should you will likely be confined to a bed or chair for a long time (such as a long plane flight). These conditions improve your probability of getting blood clots, especially should you are using hormonal contraceptive. You might need to stop medicines to get a time or take special precautions.
Before having surgery, tell your physician or dentist about all of the products you employ (including medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication might cause blotchy, dark areas on the face and skin (melasma). Sunlight may worsen this effect. Limit your time and effort within the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
If you are nearsighted or wear contacts, you might develop vision problems or trouble wearing your contacts. Contact your eye doctor if these complaints occur.
It will take longer so that you can get pregnant once you stop taking birth control pills. Consult your doctor.
This medication mustn't be used while pregnant. If you become pregnant or think you might be pregnant, tell your medical professional without delay. If you've got just given birth or a pregnancy loss/abortion after the initial three months, talk with your doctor about reliable kinds of contraception, and find out if it's safe to begin using contraception which has a type of estrogen, including medicines.
This medication may decrease breast milk production. A small amount passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on the nursing infant. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.