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Femilon - (0.02+0.15)mg | Contraceptive Pill | Birth Control Tablets  

Estradiol + Desofestrel

Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) are useful in the prevention of pregnancy. The two female sexual hormones namely, estrogen and progestin play an important role in pregnancy. They do not prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus infection and other venereal diseases (related to sexual desire). Certain brands of birth control pills are also used in the treatment of acne by reducing the amounts of natural substances causing acne.

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Strength Pack Size Unit Price Price Qty card
Femilon - (0.02+0.15)mg - Contraceptive Pill  21 Tablets  0.26  US$5.46
Femilon - (0.02+0.15)mg - Contraceptive Pill  42 Tablets  0.25  US$10.47
Femilon - (0.02+0.15)mg - Contraceptive Pill  84 Tablets  0.23  US$19.65

Details

One type of oral contraceptives Femilon contains 0.150 mg Desogestrel (a third generation progestin and a very low dose i.e. 0.030 mg Ethinyl Estradiol

ACTIVE WORKING OF FEMILON CONTRACEPTIVE PILL-

This combination works by preventing the process of ovulation (the release of eggs from the ovaries, female reproductive organ). They also alter the lining of the womb (uterus) to stop pregnancy from developing and modify the mucus at the cervix (uterine opening).

HOW SHOULD THIS MEDICINE BE TAKEN?

Oral contraceptives come in packets of 21, 28, or 91 tablets to take by mouth once a day, every day or almost every day of a regular cycle. To avoid nausea, take oral contraceptives with food or milk.

If you have a 21 tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 21 days and then none for 7 days. Then start a new packet. If you have a 28-tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 28 days. The last set of tablets in most 28 day packets are a different colour. These tablets are reminder tablets. They do not contain any active ingredients but may contain iron.

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS-

  • Contraception (foremost use of Femilon).
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) [health problem affecting a woman's hormone levels, menstrual cycle, and ovulation].
  • Irregular Periods (to regulate abnormal menstrual cycles).
  • Ovarian Cyst (any fluid-filled sac within the ovary, results in excessive pelvic or abdominal pain).

SIDE EFFECTS OF FEMILON CONTRACEPTIVE PILL-

The following possible side effects of Femilon are generally minor ones and time and again settle on their own or are managed by easy treatments.

  • Genital: amenorrhoea (absence of menstrual periods), reddish spotting or light bleeding, urinary tract infections or vaginal infection.
  • Allergic reactions like rash, urticarial, angioedema.
  • Neurological: sleep disorders, headache, migraine, anxiety, altered mood, depression, irritation.
  • Gastrointestinal: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen.
  • Miscellaneous: Joint pain, swelling, hearing disturbances, vision problems, fever, tiredness, flu like symptoms.

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS-

DO NOT take Femilon tablets in case you are suffering from or ever had the following conditions:

  • Diabetes: Uncontrolled or very high diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Migraine headaches
  • High blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels
  • High risk for breast or cervical cancer
  • Chronic kidney, liver or adrenal disease
  • Undiagnosed liver tumors
  • Blood clots in any part of the body like legs, lungs, eyes or elsewhere
  • Heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Heavy smokers particularly 35 years of age or more (smoking increases the risk of serious undesirable effects from oral contraceptives, including heart attack or stroke)

OVERDOSE-

Possible undesirable effects due to overdosage of this drug may include migraine headaches, breathlessness, nausea, weight gain or loss, breast tenderness, sudden chest pain and cough in blood. Call your physician or local poison centre immediately if you get any of these symptoms before these signs get worsen.

MISSED DOSE OF CONTRACEPTIVE PILL-

Missing a pill increases your chance of becoming pregnant.

When one pill is missed, remember to take it as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours, this might mean having to take two pills at the same time the next day.

It is advisable to always follow the patient instructions mentioned on the Yasmin packet.

Two pills can be taken in a day for two days continuously, if you forget to take two pills in a stretch in first or second week. Then take one pill on one day for the remaining pack. It is suggested to always keep a back-up birth control plan, such as spermicide or condom, for at least 7 days in case you miss pills. If you forget to take two active pills continuously in Week 3, start a new pack the same day if you are starting from Day 1. In case of further queries, call your doctor immediately before taking a wrong dose.

STORAGE CONDITIONS OF CONTRACEPTIVE PILL-

Store this drug in a cool and dry place at room temperature.

Additional Information

SKU 387
US Brand Name Mercilon (0.02+0.15)mg
Strength (0.02+0.15)mg
Generic Name Estradiol + Desofestrel
Manufacturer Infar
PharmaceuticalForm Tablet/s
Shipped From India

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