Ovuloc Ld 0.2/0.15 Mg Tablet 28
Ethinyl estradiol is used to treat the deficiency of estrogen (a female sex hormone) and the associated risks. The USES include treatment of bone loss and fractures in post-menopausal women, menstrual disorders, and underdeveloped ovaries. It is also used as a hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This medicine is used to treat prostate cancer in men. Desogestrel is a type of female sex hormone. It is an ingredient of the oral contraceptive medicines used to prevent pregnancy.
How does the drug work?
Ethinyl estradiol is a synthetic steroid that belongs to a class of medications called estrogens. It is similar to the naturally occurring female hormone, therefore, it helps in restoring the estrogen levels in the body. Desogestrel acts by preventing the entry of sperm cells into the womb. It also prevents the ripening of the egg cells.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of ethinyl estradiol are nausea, vomiting, headache, swelling, breast tenderness, breast pain, burning sensation, heartburn, flatulence, constipation, abdominal pain, pain during periods, depression, mood changes, skin rash, skin redness, hair loss, vaginal burning sensation, vaginal discharge, altered libido, weight loss, or weight gain. The common side effects of desogestrel are vaginal bleeding, mood changes, decrease in sexual drive, acne, breast pain, headache, nausea, irregular or no periods, and weight gain.
• Patient who has undergone uterus removal surgery or have any problems of the uterus such as fibroids, cancer, etc. should consult the doctor before taking Ovuloc tablet.
• If the patient has a history of blood clotting disorders, liver problems, gall bladder disorders, high blood pressure, hearing problems, diabetes, breast cancer, heart problems, high blood cholesterol or migraine headache, a doctor should be consulted before taking the contraceptive pill.
• Patients experiencing sudden chest pain and difficulty breathing, pain in the chest that spreads to arm or neck, unexplained migraine-type headaches, with or without disturbed vision, or painful swelling in leg should seek immediate medical attention.
• Patients receiving Ovuloc treatment should undergo regular breast screening and cervical smear test.
• It is very important to take every dose of Ovuloc medicine because forgetting even a single dose can make you pregnant in case of having intercourse.
• Inform the doctor in case of pregnancy or plan for pregnancy or breastfeeding.
• Avoid Ovuloc birth control pill if an allergic reaction has been experienced to any of its ingredients during the previous use.
• The safety of this medicine is not known for use in children and adolescents aged below 18 years. So, they should consult a doctor before using this medicine.
• Read the leaflet for information such as Ovuloc tablet dosage, USES and side effects.
FAQs : Ethinyl estradiol
1. What lifestyle changes should I make while taking ethinyl estradiol tablet? Quit smoking and avoid alcohol as alcohol may worse the drowsiness and calmness with ethinyl estradiol.
2. Is ethinyl estradiol used in the treatment of acne? Yes, ethinyl estradiol may help in treating acne but consulting the doctor before using hormonal tablets is recommended.
3. I am on ethinyl estradiol medication. Will I gain weight? Yes, there is a chance of weight gain or weight loss if you are taking ethinyl estradiol medication.
4. Do I develop breast cancer if am using ethinyl estradiol birth control pill? You may be at a risk of developing breast cancer. Regular screening of the breasts may help to reduce the risk by early detection in case of any abnormal changes in the breast tissue.
5. Is ethinyl estradiol prescribed to men? Yes, it is used for the treatment of prostate cancer in males. Desogestrel
1. Can I take Desogestrel during breastfeeding? Yes. Desogestrel is safe to take during breastfeeding.
2. Does desogestrel offer protection against HIV infection? Desogestrel does not provide protection from sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV or AIDS.
3. I have jaundice. Can I take desogestrel for birth control? People with liver problems such as jaundice should not take contraceptive pills such as desogestrel. You may adopt non-hormonal methods of birth control.
4. Is it safe to drive after desogestrel medication? Desogestrel does not affect a person’s driving ability. Therefore, you may drive after taking this medicine. Please check how you react to the medicine before driving.
5. What if I forget taking a dose of desogestrel? Taking the missed dose within 12 hours of forgetting can still offer protection from pregnancy. But beyond that the risk is high with intercourse and you should continue taking the next dose at its usual time along with additional contraception such as use of condoms.