FEMILON TABLET

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Manufacturer : INF-INFAR INDIA LIMITED
Composition : ETHINYLESTRADIOL-0.02MG+DESOGESTREL-0.15MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : FEMILON TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 21
Drug Ingredient Information
ETHINYLESTRADIOL-0.02MG+DESOGESTREL-0.15MG

ETHINYLESTRADIOL

Information for patients
Drug Information Ethinylestradiol belongs to a group of medicines called oestrogens (female sex hormones). Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic (man-made) oestrogen. Oestrogens are a group of naturally occurring hormones which have a wide range of actions in the body. These include effects on the development of the body and maintaining the menstrual cycle (periods) in women. During the menopause (sometimes called “the change of life”) a woman’s body slowly produces less oestrogen. This may cause hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and dryness in the vagina. Over a long time it may also cause a thinning of the bones, which may be more likely to then break (osteoporosis). Ethinylestradiol is used for: •Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) -This is the most common use of Ethinylestradiol. The tablets replace the naturally occurring oestrogen if not enough is being produced. This can be in older women going through, or after the menopause or in younger women whose ovaries have not developed properly. •Period Problems –You may be prescribed Ethinylestradiol if you are suffering from problems associated with your periods. If you still have your womb and are prescribed an oestrogen, such as Ethinylestradiol, then your doctor should normally prescribe a progestogen as well. • Osteoporosis -Women who have passed through the menopause and are at a high risk of future fractures may be prescribed Ethinylestradiol if they are unable to take other medicines for this condition. •Prostate Cancer – Oestrogen is also a naturally occurring hormone in men and Ethinylestradiol may be prescribed to treat men suffering from prostate cancer.
Drug Alert
Alert •You still have your womb. If this is the case the ethinylestradiol should normally be taken with another type of hormone tablet to reduce the risk of cancer in the lining of the womb. If you suffer from fibroids (growths in the womb) they may be made worse by ethinylestradiol •You are diabetic – Ethinylestradiol may effect how your body controls sugar and therefore your diabetic treatment may need adjusting •You have had any problems with your kidneys •You have ever suffered from hearing loss •You suffer from asthma •You wear contact lenses •You have been told by your doctor that you suffer from increased blood lipids Safety of HRT As well as benefits, HRT has some risks which you may wish to discuss with your doctor when you are deciding whether to start HRT, or whether to carry on taking it. Medical check-ups Before you start using HRT, your doctor should ask you about your own and your family’s medical history. Your doctor may decide to examine your breasts and/or your abdomen and may do an internal examination -but only if these examinations are necessary for you, or if you have any special concerns. Once you have started on HRT, you should see your doctor for regular check-ups (at least once a year). At these check-ups, your doctor may discuss with you the benefits and risks of continuing to take HRT. Be sure to: •Go for regular breast screening and cervical smear tests •Regularly check your breasts for any changes such as dimpling of the skin, changes in the nipple, or any lumps you can see or feel
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •You are allergic to ethinylestradiol •You are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Ethinylestradiol (see section 6) •You have ever had heart disease or any problems with your heart or circulation. This includes any blood clots (thrombosis), problems with your blood (e.g. sickle cell, polycythaemia or porphyria), varicose veins, migraine, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke or angina •You have or have had breast cancer •You have or have had a tumour that may be affected by oestrogen e.g. endometrial cancer (cancer or the womb) •You suffer from a condition where the lining of the womb builds up more than usual (endometrial hyperplasia) •You suffer from unexplained vaginal bleeding •You have ever had liver or gall bladder disease. This includes gallstones or jaundice due to pregnancy or the contraceptive pill.If any of the above applies to you talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Drug Special Care Effects on your heart or circulation -Heart disease HRT is not recommended for women who have or have recently had heart disease. If you have ever had heart disease, talk to your doctor to see if you should be taking HRT. HRT will not help to prevent heart disease. Studies with one type of HRT (containing conjugated oestrogen plus the progestogen MPA) have shown that women may be slightly more likely to get heart disease during the first year of taking the medication. For other types of HRT, the risk is likely to be similar, although this is not yet certain. If you get: A pain in your chest that spreads to your arm or neck. See a doctor as soon as possible and do not take any more HRTuntil your doctor says you can. This paincould be a sign of heart disease. -Stroke Recent research suggests that HRT slightly increases the risk of having a stroke. Other things that can increase the risk of stroke include: •Getting older •High blood pressure •Smoking •Drinking too much alcohol •An irregular heartbeat. If you are worried about any of these things, or if you have had a stroke in the past, talk to your doctor to see if you should take HRT. Compare: -Looking at women in their 50s who are not taking HRT - on average, over a 5-year period, 3 in 1000 would be expected to have a stroke. -For women in their 50s who are taking HRT. -Looking at women in their 60s who are not taking HRT - on average, over a 5-year period, 11 in 1000 would be expected to have a stroke. -For women in their 60s who are taking HRT. If you get: Unexplained migraine-type headaches, with or without disturbed vision. See a doctor as soon as possible and do not take any more HRT until your doctor says you can. These headaches may be an early warning sign of a stroke. -Blood clots HRT may increase the risk of blood clots in the veins (also called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT), especially during the first year of taking it. These blood clots are not always serious, but if one travels to the lungs, it can cause chest pain, breathlessness, collapse or even death. This condition is called pulmonary embolism, or PE. DVT and PE are examples of a condition called venous thromboembolism, or VTE. You are more likely to get a blood clot if: •You are seriously overweight •You have had a blood clot before •Any of your close family have had blood clots •You have had one or more miscarriages •You have any blood clotting problem that needs treatment with a medicine such as warfarin •You’re off your feet for a long time because of major surgery, injury or illness •You have a rare condition called SLE If any of these things apply to you, talk to your doctor to see if you should take HRT. Compare: -Looking at women in their 50s who are not taking HRT - on average, over a 5-year period, 3 in 1000 would be expected to get a blood clot. -For women in their 50s who are taking HRT. -Looking at women in their 60s who are not taking HRT - on average, over a 5-year period, 8 in 1000 would be expected to get a blood clot. -For women in their 60s who are taking HRT, the figure would be 17 in 1000. If you get: •painful swelling in your leg •sudden chest pain •difficulty breathing. You must see a doctor as soon as possible and do not take any more HRT until your doctor says you can. These may be signs of a blood clot -Surgery If you’re going to have surgery, make sure your doctor knows about it. You may need to stop taking HRT about 4 to 6 weeks before the operation, to reduce the risk of a blood clot. Your doctor will tell you when you can start taking HRT again. Effects on your risk of developing cancer -Breast cancer Women who have breast cancer, or have had breast cancer in the past, should not take HRT. Taking HRT slightly increases the risk of breast cancer; so does having a later menopause. The risk for a post-menopausal woman taking oestrogen-only HRT for 5 years is about the same as for a woman of the same age who is still having periods over that time and not taking HRT. The risk for a woman who is taking oestrogen plus progestogen HRT is higher than for oestrogen-only HRT (but oestrogen plus progestogen HRT is beneficial for the endometrium, see ‘Endometrial cancer’ below). For all kinds of HRT, the extra risk of breast cancer goes up the longer you take it, but returns to normal within about 5 years after stopping HRT. Your risk of breast cancer is also higher if you: •have a close relative (mother, sister or grandmother) who has had breast cancer •are seriously overweight. Compare: -Looking at women aged 50 who are not taking HRT - on average, 32 in 1000 will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the time they reach the age of 65. -For women who start taking oestrogen-only HRT at age 50 and take it for 5 years. -If they take oestrogen-only HRT for 10 years, -For women who start taking oestrogen plus progestogen HRT at age 50 and take it for 5 years. -If they take oestrogen plus progestogen HRT for 10 years. If you notice any changes in your breast, e.g: •dimpling of the skin •changes in the nipple •any lumps you can see or feel Make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible. -Endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb) Taking oestrogen-only HRT for a long time can increase the risk of cancer of the lining of the womb (the endometrium). Taking a progestogen as well as the oestrogen helps to lower the extra risk. If you still have your womb, your doctor will usually prescribe a progestogen as well as oestrogen. These may be prescribed separately, or as a combined HRT product. If you have had your womb removed (a hysterectomy), your doctor will discuss with you whether you can safely take oestrogen without a progestogen. If you’ve had your womb removed because of endometriosis, any endometrium left in your body may be at risk. So your doctor may prescribe HRT that includes a progestogen as well as an oestrogen. Ethinylestradiol Tablets is an oestrogen-only product. Compare -Looking at women who still have a uterus and who are not taking HRT - on average 5 in 1000 will be diagnosed with endometrial cancer between the ages of 50 and 65. -For women who take oestrogen-only HRT, the number will be 2 to 12 times higher, depending on the dose and how long you take it. -The addition of a progestogen to oestrogenonly HRT substantially reduces the risk of endometrial cancer. If you get breakthrough bleeding or spotting, it’s usually nothing to worry about, especially during the first few months of taking HRT. If the bleeding or spotting: •carries on for more than the first few months •starts after you’ve been on HRT for a while •carries on even after you’ve stopped taking HRT. You must make an appointment to see your doctor. It could be a sign that your endometrium has become thicker. -Ovarian cancer Ovarian cancer (cancer of the ovaries) is very rare, but it is serious. It can be difficult to diagnose, because there are often no obvious signs of the disease. Some studies have indicated that taking oestrogen-only HRT for more than 5 years may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. It is not yet known whether other kinds of HRT increase the risk in the same way. -Dementia HRT will not prevent memory loss. In one study of women who started using combined HRT after the age of 65, a small increase in the risk of dementia was observed.
Drug Drug Interactions •Medicines to thin the blood (e.g. warfarin, pheninidone or acenocoumarol) •Medicines for tuberculosis (e.g. rifampicin or rifabutin) •Medicines for fungal infections (e.g. nevirapine, efavirenz, ritonavir or nelfinavir) •Medicines for your breathing (e.g. theophylline) •Medicines for epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbitol, carbamazepine and lamotrigine) •Medicines for narcolepsy (e.g. modafinil) •Medicines for the treatment of depression (e.g. imipramine or St John’s Wort) •Any other medicine, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Do not take Ethinylestradiol if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you become pregnant whilst taking Ethinylestradiol you should stop taking your tablets immediately and talk to your doctor.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction Do not take Ethinylestradiol if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you become pregnant whilst taking Ethinylestradiol you should stop taking your tablets immediately and talk to your doctor.
Drug Machinery Interaction
Drug More Information
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info Once you are taking this medicine: •Regularly check your breasts for any changes. If you notice dimpling of the skin, changes in the nipple, or any lumps you must see your doctor as soon as possible. •Go for regular breast screening •Go for cervical smear tests •See your doctor for regular check-ups (at least once a year). At these check-ups, your doctor will discuss with you the benefits and risks of continuing to take HRT.
Drug quanitty Hormone Replacement Therapy •10 to 50 micrograms daily on a cyclical basis (three weeks on and one week off). •If you have a womb a progestogen should normally also be prescribed to lower the risk of endometrial cancer. Your doctor will explain this to you if necessary. Period Disorders •20 to 50 micrograms daily from day 5 to day 25 of each cycle. •A progestogen should be given daily in addition, either throughout the cycle or from day 15 to day 25 of the cycle. Your doctor will explain this to you if necessary. •As Ethinylestradiol tablets are usually taken on a cyclical basis direct switching from other oestrogen-only HRT preparations taken cyclically is possible. Prostate Cancer 150 micrograms to 1.5 milligrams daily.
Drug Dose Your tablets should be taken once a day and at the same time each day. They should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. The dose you have been prescribed will depend on the condition being treated. The following are usual doses.
Excess Drug Consumption If you have taken too many tablets, contact the nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. Take this leaflet and any remaining tablets with you to show the doctor. Taking too many tablets at once may make you feel sick or be sick. It can also make women have a period afterwards.
Forgot Drug Consumption •Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned. •Forgetting a dose may increase the chances of breakthrough bleeding in woman with an intact womb.
Stop Drug Consumption Do not stop taking Ethinylestradiol without first talking to your doctor. If you have any further questions about the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects
General Information •Unexpected migraine, with or without disturbed vision (these headaches could be an early warning sign of a stroke) •Painful swelling in your leg , sudden chest pain or difficulty breathing (these problems may be a sign of a blood clot) •A pain in your chest that spreads to your arm and neck (this pain could be a sign of heart disease) See your doctor as soon as possible if you get any of the following symptoms: •If you notice any changes in your breast such as a lump, dimpling in the skin or the nipple changing •If bleeding or spotting carries on for more than the first few months, or starts after you have been taking the tablets for a while •If bleeding or spotting carries on even after you’ve stopped taking HRT.
Common Drug Side Effects •You may feel or be sick •You may get headaches or migraine •You may have mood changes •Your breasts may become tender, enlarge or leak •Your eyes may hurt if you wear contact lenses •You may get a skin rash, including skin discolouration known as chloasma •You may be more likely to have high blood pressure, blood clots, gallstones or jaundice •You may get unexplained pains, particularly in your calves. •You may retain fluid and put on weight •You may have high levels of calcium building up in the blood, particularly if you have a malignant tumour •If you suffer from endometriosis or fibroids they may become worse •Men may develop breasts, their testicles may stop working, may look more female and become impotent during treatment.
Rare Drug Side Effects
Very Rare Drug Side Effects
Drug Side Effects Symptoms
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use Ethinylestradiol after the expiry date on the container. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Store below 25°C. Keep your tablets in the container they came in. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Return any medicine you no longer need to your pharmacist.

DESOGESTREL

Information for patients
Drug Information •Desogestrel is used to prevent pregnancy. •There are 2 main kinds of hormone contraceptive. -The combined pill, "The Pill", which contains 2 types of female sex hormone, an oestrogen and a progestogen -The progestogen-only pill, POP or mini-pill, which doesn't contain an oestrogen. •Desogestrel is a progestogen-only-pill (POP), or a mini-pill. •Desogestrel contains a small amount of one type of female sex hormone, the progestogen desogestrel. •Most POPs or minipills work primarily by preventing the sperm cells from entering the womb but they do not always prevent the egg cell from ripening, which is the main way that combined pills work. •Desogestrel is different from other mini-pills in having a dose that in most cases prevents the egg cell from ripening. As a result, Desogestrel is a highly effective contraceptive. •In contrast to the combined pill, Desogestrel can be used by women who do not tolerate oestrogens and by women who are breast feeding. •A disadvantage is that vaginal bleeding may occur at irregular intervals during the use of Desogestrel. On the other hand you may not have any bleeding at all.
Drug Alert
Alert Desogestrel, like other hormonal contraceptives, does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted disease.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Desogestrel. •if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. •if you have a thrombosis. Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot in a blood vessel (e.g. of the legs (deep venous thrombosis) or the lungs (pulmonary embolism)). •if you have or have had jaundice (yellowing of the skin) or severe liver disease and your liver is still not working normally. •if you have or if you are suspected of having a cancer that grows under the influence of sex-steroids, such as certain types of breast cancer. •if you have any unexplained vaginal bleeding. If any of these conditions apply to you, tell your doctor before you start to use Desogestrel. Your doctor may advise you to use a non-hormonal method of birth control. If any of these conditions appear for the first time while using Desogestrel, consult your doctor immediately.
Drug Special Care •you have ever had breast cancer. •you have liver cancer, since a possible effect of Desogestrel cannot be excluded. •you have ever had a thrombosis. •you have diabetes. •you suffer from epilepsy (See section ‘Taking other medicines’). •you have tuberculosis (See section ‘Taking other medicines’). •you have high blood pressure. •you have or have had chloasma (yellowish-brown pigmentation patches on the skin, particularly of the face); if so avoid too much exposure to the sun or ultraviolet radiation. When Desogestrel is used in the presence of any of these conditions, you may need to be kept under close observation. Your doctor can explain what to do.
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor, pharmacist, or Family Planning Nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines or herbal products, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Some medicines may stop Desogestrel from working properly. These include medicines used for the treatment of •epilepsy (e.g. primidone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, felbamate and phenobarbital) •tuberculosis (e.g. rifampicin) •HIV infections (e.g. ritonavir), or other infectious diseases (e.g. griseofulvin) •stomache upset (medical charcoal) •depressive moods (the herbal remedy St. John’s Wort). Your doctor can tell you if you need to take additional contraceptive precautions and if so, for how long. Desogestrel may also interfere with how certain medicines work, causing either an increase in effect (e.g. medicines containing cyclosporine) or a decrease in effect.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Do not use Desogestrel if you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction Desogestrel may be used while you are breast-feeding. Desogestrel does not influence the production or the quality of breast milk. However, a small amount of the active substance of Desogestrel passes over into the milk. The health of children who were breast-fed for 7 months while their mothers were using Desogestrel has been studied up until they were 2½ years of age. No effects on the growth and development of the children were observed. If you are breast feeding and want to use Desogestrel, please contact your doctor.
Drug Machinery Interaction Desogestrel has no known effect on the ability to drive or use machines
Drug More Information •It is important to regularly check your breasts and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible if you feel any lump in your breasts. •Breast cancer has been found slightly more often in women who take the Pill than in women of the same age who do not take the Pill. If women stop taking the Pill, this reduces the risk, so that 10 years after stopping the Pill, the risk is the same as for women who have never taken the Pill. Breast cancer is rare under 40 years of age but the risk increases as the woman gets older. Therefore, the extra number of breast cancers diagnosed is higher if a woman continues to take the Pill when she is older. How long she takes the Pill is less important. •In every 10 000 women who take the Pill for up to 5 years but stop taking it by the age of 20, there would be less than 1 extra case of breast cancer found up to 10 years after stopping, in addition to the 4 cases normally diagnosed in this age group. •In 10 000 women who take the Pill for up to 5 years but stop taking it by the age of 30, there would be 5 extra cases in addition to the 44 cases normally diagnosed. •In 10 000 women who take the Pill for up to 5 years but stop taking it by the age of 40, there would be 20 extra cases in addition to the 160 cases normally diagnosed. The risk of breast cancer in users of progestogen-only pills like Desogestrel is believed to be similar to that in women who use the Pill, but the evidence is less conclusive.Breast cancers found in women who take the Pill, seem less likely to have spread than breast cancers found in women who do not take the Pill. It is not certain whether the Pill causes the increased risk of breast cancer. It may be that the women were examined more often, so that the breast cancer is noticed earlier. 2.4 Thrombosis See your doctor immediately if you notice possible signs of a thrombosis (see also ‘Regular check-ups’). Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot, which may block a blood vessel. A thrombosis sometimes occurs in the deep veins of the legs (deep venous thrombosis). If this clot breaks away from the veins where it is formed, it may reach and block the arteries of the lungs, causing a so-called “pulmonary embolism”. A pulmonary embolism can cause chest pain, breathlessness, collapse or even death. •Deep venous thrombosis is a rare occurrence. It can develop whether or not you are taking the Pill. It can also happen if you become pregnant. The risk is higher in Pill-users than in non-users. The risk with progestogen-only pills like Desogestrel is believed to be lower than in users of Pills that also contain oestrogens (combined Pills). When you are using Desogestrel, your doctor will tell you to return for regular check-ups. In general, the frequency and nature of these check-ups will depend on your personal situation. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if: •you notice possible signs of a blood clot (e.g. severe pain or swelling in either of your legs); unexplained pains in the chest, breathlessness, an unusual cough, especially when you cough up blood); •you have a sudden, severe stomach ache or jaundice (you may notice yellowing of the skin, the whites of the eyes, or dark urine, possibly a sign of liver problems); •you feel a lump in your breast; •you have a sudden or severe pain in the lower abdomen or stomach area (possibly a sign of an ectopic pregnancy -a pregnancy outside the womb); •you are to be immobilised or are to have surgery (consult your doctor at least four weeks in advance); •you have unusual, heavy vaginal bleeding •you suspect that you are pregnant.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info If you vomit, or use medical charcoal within 3 - 4 hours after taking your Desogestrel or have severe diarrhoea, the active ingredient may not have been completely absorbed. Follow the advice for forgotten s in the section above.
Drug quanitty If you are not using hormonal contraception at present (or in the past month) Wait for your period to begin. On the first day of your period take the first Desogestrel . Additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary. If you take your first on days 2 to 5 of your period use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of -taking. When you change from a combined pill (COC), vaginal ring, or transdermal patch. If you have a -, ring- or patch-free break •You can also start at the latest the day following the -, ring-, patch-free break, or placebo interval, of your present contraceptive. •If you follow these instructions, make sure you use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of -taking. If you don’t have a -, ring- or patch-free break •Start taking Desogestrel on the day after you take the last from the present Pill pack, or on the day of removal of your vaginal ring or patch (this means no -, ring- or patch-free break). •If your present Pill pack also contains inactive s you can start Desogestrel on the day after taking the last active (if you are not sure which this is, ask your doctor or pharmacist). • If you follow these instructions, additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary. When you change from another progestogen-only pill (mini-pill) Switch on any day from another mini pill. Additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary. When you change from an injection, implant or a hormonal IUS Start using Desogestrel when your next injection is due or on the day that your implant or you IUS is removed. Additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary. After you have a baby You can start Desogestrel between 21 to 28 days after the birth of your baby. If you start later, make sure that during the first cycle you use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of -taking. However, if you have already had sex, check that you are not pregnant before starting Desogestrel. Information for breast-feeding women can be found in section 2 “Before you take Desogestrel” in the paragraph “Pregnancy and breast-feeding”. Your doctor can also advise you. After a miscarriage or an abortion Your doctor will advice you.
Drug Dose •Take your each day at about the same time. Swallow the whole, with water. •Arrows are printed on the front of the strip, between the s. The days of the week are printed on the back of the strip. Each day corresponds with one . •Every time you start a new strip of Desogestrel, take a from the top row. Don’t start with just any . For example if you start on a Wednesday, you must take the from the top row marked (on the back) with WED. •Continue to take one a every day until the pack is empty, always following the direction indicated by the arrows. By looking at the back of your pack you can easily check if you have already taken your on a particular day. •You may have some bleeding during the use of Desogestrel, (See Section 4 - Side Effects) but you must continue to take your s as normal. •When a strip is empty, you must start with a new strip of Desogestrel on the next day - without interruption and without waiting for a bleed.
Excess Drug Consumption There have been no reports of serious harmful effects from taking too many Desogestrel tablets at one time. Symptoms that may occur are nausea, vomiting and in young girls, slight vaginal bleeding.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you are less than 12 hours late: •Take the missed as soon as you remember and take the next one at the usual time. Desogestrel will still protect you from pregnancy. If you are more than 12 hours late: •If you are more than 12 hours late in taking any , you may not be completely protected against pregnancy. The more consecutive s you have missed, the higher the risk that you might fall pregnant. •Take a as soon as you remember and take the next one at the usual time. This may mean taking two in one day. This is not harmful. (If you have forgotten more than one you don’t need to take the earlier missed ones). Continue to take your s as usual but you must also use an extra method, such as a condom, for the next 7 days. •If you are more than 12 hours late taking your and have had sex it is safe to use emergency contraception; please consult your pharmacist or doctor. •If you missed one or more s in the very first week of -intake and had intercourse in the week before missing the s, you may fall pregnant. Ask your doctor for advice.
Stop Drug Consumption You can stop taking Desogestrel whenever you want. From the day you stop you are no longer protected against pregnancy
Possible Side Effects
General Information Serious side effects associated with the use of Desogestrel are described in section 2 “Before you take Desogestrel”. Please read this section for additional information on ‘Breast cancer’ and ‘Thrombosis’, and consult your doctor at once where appropriate. Vaginal bleeding may occur at irregular intervals while using Desogestrel. This may be just slight staining which may not even require a pad, or heavier bleeding, which looks rather like a scanty period. You may need to use tampons or sanitary towels. You may also not have any bleeding at all. Irregular bleeding is not a sign that Desogestrel is not working. In general, you need not take any action; just continue to take Desogestrel. If bleeding is heavy or prolonged you should consult your doctor.
Common Drug Side Effects mood changes, decreased sexual drive (libido), headache, nausea, acne, breast pain, irregular or no periods, weight increase.
Rare Drug Side Effects infection of the vagina, difficulties in wearing contact lenses, vomiting, hair loss, painful periods, ovarian cysts, tiredness.
Very Rare Drug Side Effects skin conditions such as: rash, hives, painful blue-red skin lumps (erythema nodosum)
Drug Side Effects Symptoms breast secretion or leakage may occur.
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the package. The expiry date is the last day of the month stated. Desogestrel does not require any special storage conditions. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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