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Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet


Overview

Butipil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Breast pain
  • Mood changes

How to use Butipil Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Butipil Tablet works

Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet is a combination of two hormonal medicines: Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol which treats PCOS symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and irregular periods. Cyproterone works by blocking the overproduction of androgens (male hormones) in the ovaries, thereby reducing unwanted hair growth and acne. Ethinyl Estradiol enhances the effect of Cyproterone by reducing the amount of androgens in the blood. Together, they also regularize the menstrual cycle in PCOS.

Butipil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet to treat symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) such as excessive hair growth (hirsutism), acne and irregular periods.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Do not use Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet if you are obese, over 50, smoke, on prolonged bed rest or have a history of blood clots.
  • Stop taking it and inform your doctor if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain or changes in vision.
  • You may experience vaginal spotting (blood stain) or breakthrough bleeding while taking Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet. This is temporary, inform your doctor if it lasts longer.
  • If your period fails to come within a week after completing your course, do not start the next course, before consulting your doctor.
  • It works as a contraceptive. So, do not use any additional hormonal contraceptives when taking Butipil 2mg/0.035mg Tablet.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Butipil

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Multi follicular and irregular periods
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
You could have been suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome . Get your PCOS profile done on the second day of your cycle and then take treatment .
Having polycystic ovarian disease
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
PCOD is a condition of hormonal imbalance. get your PCOD profile done on the 2 nd day of your cycle along with an ultrasound and then take treatment acc.
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FAQs

Q. What is Butipil?

Butipil is a combination of two hormonal medicines: Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol. It treats PCOS symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and irregular periods. Cyproterone works by blocking the overproduction of androgens (male hormones) in the ovaries, thereby reducing unwanted hair growth and acne. Ethinyl Estradiol enhances the effect of Cyproterone by reducing the amount of androgens in the blood circulation.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Butipil?

Butipil has to be started on day 1 or 2 of your menstrual cycle. Take it as per the duration advised by your doctor. However, it is recommended to take it at the same time of each day. This will ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Butipil?

If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you should not take the missed dose and simply continue the usual dosing schedule. However, to prevent pregnancy another non-hormonal birth control (like condoms) method should be used during this cycle. Frequent missing of doses, may also cause unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). If it lasts long, consult your doctor.

Q. What if I vomit after few hours of taking Butipil?

If vomiting occurs within 3-4 hours of taking the tablet, you must repeat the dose.

Q. Does Butipil also work as a contraceptive?

Yes, if taken as advised, Butipil also acts as a contraceptive. Discontinue using any other birth control pill while taking Butipil.

Q. What are the common side effects of taking Butipil?

The most common side effects associated with Butipil are nausea, stomach pain, increased weight, headache, altered mood, and breast pain. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. How long will Butipil take to reduce acne?

Usually, you will be able to notice improvements within 3-4 weeks. However, it is important to finish the full course of treatment to see its full benefit. Inform your doctor if your acne did not get cured even after finishing the full course of treatment.

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References
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