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Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol combined oral contraceptive is used to help prevent pregnancy.
US Brand Name Orthotricyclen
Generic Name Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol
Other Brand Name OVRAL G
Manufacturer WYETH
Packing 20
Form Tablet
Strength 0.5/0.05 mg

  • 0.5/0.05 mg 20 Tablet $9.90
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Details

Ethinyl Estradiol

Uses

Ethinyl Estradiol is used for contraception, it is also used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis, prostate cancer, hormone replacement therapy (hrt) and failure of ovarian development.

How it Works

Ethinyl estradiol is known as an estrogen. Ethinyl Estradiol is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone in the body and it helps in development and maintenance of menstrual cycle. In post-menopausal women, Ethinyl Estradiol works by reducing the post-menopausal symptoms and risk of weakening bones and bone fracture.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Ethinyl estradiol may suffer from such side effects;

Headache,
Nausea,
Mood changes,
Change in body weight,
Abdominal pain,
Breast enlargement,
Metrorrhagia,
Breast tenderness,
Edema,
Fibroid,
Sexual dysfunction

Norgestrel

Uses

Norgestrel is used as a contraceptive or in preventing pregnancy.

How it Works

Norgestrel works by preventing ovulation, thus altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus.

Common Side effects


Patients who take Norgestrel may suffer from such side effects;

Nausea,
Vomiting,
Stomach cramping/bloating,
Dizziness,
Headache,
Tiredness,
Breast tenderness,
Decrease in breast size,
Acne,
Oily scalp,
Hair loss,
Weight gain

Introduction

Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol is a contraceptive pill which is used to prevent pregnancy. It is a birth control pill, which prevents ovulation in women. It is advisable not to take any form of medication along with Norgestrel, as it may react with other medicines and cause severe side effects. It is also always advisable to consult a doctor and do follow the prescription.

Use

Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol is used to prevent pregnancy. It consists of 2 hormones, progestin and estrogen. It prevents ovulation during menstrual cycle. It also makes the vaginal fluid very thick, which prevents sperm penetration. It changes the lining of the uterus so as to prevent the egg from attaching to the womb and therefore passing out of the body. It makes periods regular, decreases pain during periods, and treats acne.

Dosage and administration

It is usually recommended by the physician to take one pill daily at the same time. It is an oral medication and should be followed with a glass of water. It is important to follow the timing. Take this pill exactly as prescribed by a doctor. It is advised not to skip any pill as it may lead to pregnancy. In case you miss a dose, then start a new pack with a new timing and continue the same every day.

It is usually available in 0.05mg/ 0.5mg. In a 21 day package, the first tablet is taken on the day of menstruation. One tablet is taken daily after that and then the medication is stopped for 7 days followed by a new pack.

Warning

  • Inform the doctor if have any existing or past allergies to any substances as the medication may have such substances in its composition. In case you experience any allergies or discomfort while using this medication, stop using this medication and consult the doctor immediately.
  • In case of any blood clots in the past, the person should not take this medication as it may worsen the condition.
  • Avoid this medication if the patient is suffering from high blood pressure.
  • If the patient has frequent mood swings or depression then it is better to consult the doctor prior to medication.
  • During medication, avoid alcoholic beverages or smoking. They increase the risks of serious heart diseases which may be fatal in some cases.
  • Side effects

    There are many side effects of taking this contraceptive pill, which are as follows:

  • Nausea, dizziness, and vomiting
  • Severe headaches
  • Breast tenderness and swelling
  • Fluid retention in the ankles and feet
  • Flatulence
  • High blood pressure
  • Formation of lumps in the breast
  • Mood swings
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Yellowing of the eyes and skin
  • Dark urine