PCI :Contraindicated in pregnancy

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Molecule Info

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Description & Indication(s)

This medication is used to prevent pregnancy.

Following compositions are available:

  • Lynestrenol (a progestagen) BP 2.5 mg + Ehtinylestradiol (an estrogen) 0.05 mg  and
  • Lynestrenol BP 0.7500 mg + Ethinylestradiol USP 0.0375 mg

Prescribing a balanced OCP not only ensures that women with balanced cycles will meet few problems, but also avoids aggravating any pattern with existing estrogen or progestogen domination. Thus greater patient acceptance is obtained for all patient groups no matter whether they exhibit normal or disturbed menstrual patterns. The first requirement for guaranteed efficacy with oral contraception is 24 hourly tablet administration. However in studies with radioactive labeled Lynestrenol, the biological half- life of this substance and its metabolites was shown to be of the order of 40 hours.

Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided with the manufacturers packaging before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. The leaflet contains very important information on when to take your pills and what to do if you miss a dose. If you have any questions, consult your doctor.

1 tablet daily for 22 days, with six tablet free days (If contraceptive effect is required then should be started from the 1st day of menstruation cycle)

Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. For this medication to be effective, you must take it at the same time each day. Pick a time of day that is easy for you to remember, and take your pill at the same time each day.

Missing a pill, starting a new pack late or vomiting within 4 hours of taking pill  will increase your risk of becoming pregnant and using a backup method of birth control (e.g., condom, spermicide) every time you have sex for the next 2 days is recommended.

Taking this medication after your evening meal or at bedtime may help if you have any stomach upset or nausea with the medication. You may choose to take this medication at another time of day that is easier for you to remember. Continue taking one tablet every day.

Your periods may be early or late, shorter or longer, heavier or lighter than normal. You may also have some spotting between periods. Do not stop taking your pills if this happens. If you continue to have regular menstrual periods while on this medication, you may be ovulating. This medication might still prevent pregnancy even if you are ovulating. Consult your doctor for more information, and ask about your risk of pregnancy and the possible use of other forms of birth control.

If this is the first time you are using this medication and you are not switching from another form of hormonal birth control (e.g., patch, other birth control pills), take the first pill in the pack on the first day of your period. Use an additional form of birth control for the first 2 days if you are instructed to start this medication on any other day.

Ask your doctor for information about how to switch from other forms of hormonal birth control (e.g., patch, other birth control pills) to this product. If any of this information is unclear, consult the Patient Information Leaflet or your doctor.

Side effects

Nausea, vomiting, stomach cramping/bloating, cholestatic jaundice, thrombosis, BP rise, rash, dizziness, headache, tiredness, breast tenderness, pain, changes of size &/or secretion acne, oily scalp, hair loss, weight gain, and vaginal infections may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Your periods may be early or late, shorter or longer, heavier or lighter than normal. You may also have some spotting between periods, especially during the first several months of use. If bleeding is prolonged (more than 8 days) or unusually heavy, contact your doctor. If you miss 2 periods in a row (or 1 period if the pill has not been used properly), contact your doctor for a pregnancy test.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these infrequent but serious side effects occur: depression, unwanted facial/body hair, swelling of the ankles/feet.

This medication may rarely cause serious (sometimes fatal) problems from blood clots (e.g., pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack). Seek immediate medical attention if you experience: sudden shortness of breath, chest/jaw/left arm pain, confusion, coughing up blood, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, tingling/weakness/numbness in the arms/legs, headaches that are different from those you may have experienced in the past (e.g., headaches with other symptoms such as vision changes/lack of coordination, existing migraines becoming worse, sudden/very severe headaches), slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, vision problems/changes.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe stomach/abdominal/pelvic pain, lumps in the breast, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.

Contraindications

Pregnancy, cardiovascular diseases, thrombophlebitis and thromboembolic processes or a history of these conditions, severe hypertension, acute/chronic liver disease, known or suspected estrogen dependent tumor, endometrial hyperplasia, porphyria, hyperlipoproteinaemia etc.

Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 3   
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
LYNES Nuvista Pharma Limited Lynestrenol 2.5mg + Ethinylestradiol BP 0.05mg Tablet 22's: 99.00 MRP
OVOSTAT Nuvista Pharma Limited Lynestrenol BP 0.75mg + Ethinylestradiol USP 0.0375mg Tablet 22's: 65.12 BDT
REGUMEN Renata Limited Lynestrenol 2.5mg + Ethinylestradiol BP 0.05mg Tablet 21's: 75.39 BDT

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