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Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet is a medicine used for contraception (to prevent pregnancy) and in the treatment of irregular periods. It helps to prevent release of the egg and its fertilization by the sperm.

Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. Inform the doctor if vomiting occurs within 2 to 4 hours of taking the medicine, as you may need to take another tablet. This medicine is strictly not recommended for smokers as it can lead to serious side effects. It may commonly cause delay or spotting between periods.

Uses of Contrade Tablet

Contrade Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Breast pain
  • Irregular uterine bleeding

How to use Contrade 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. Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Contrade Tablet works

Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet is a combined oral contraceptive pill. It works by preventing the release of egg (ovulation) and affecting sperm movement in the womb to prevent its union with the egg. It also changes the lining of the womb and renders it unsuitable for pregnancy.

Contrade Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor. Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet to help you prevent pregnancy.
  • It also results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • You may experience menstrual irregularities such as spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods. Consult your doctor if this persists.
  • Do not use Contrade 0.03mg/0.15mg Tablet if you are obese, over 35, smoke, on prolonged bed rest or have a history of blood clots.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Contrade

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After abortion for precaution what I can take condom or choice tablet
Dr. Megha Tuli
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Its best to take regular pills like choice of Loette for contraception.
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You can take emergency contraception with in 72 hours
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FAQs

Q. What is Contrade and what is it used for?

Contrade is a combined oral contraceptive medicine that contains two hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is used to prevent pregnancy.

Q. What if I forget to take Contrade?

If you forget to take one tablet, take it as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two tablets at same time and then follow the usual dosing schedule. However, if you forget to take two or more doses, you may not be totally protected against pregnancy. In this case, start taking the tablet as soon as you remember and use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms for at least next 7 days to prevent pregnancy. Frequent missing of doses may lead to unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). Consult your doctor if this persists.

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

Take this medicine as per the advice of your doctor. However, take it at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Contrade?

The use of Contrade is not recommended to patients with known allergy to any of its components or excipients. It is not advised to be used by patients with a history of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, migraine headache, liver disease or tumors, uterine bleeding, breast cancer, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (blood clot).

Q. Can Contrade be taken by a patient who smokes?

Contrade should not be taken by a person who smokes. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like death from heart attack, blood clots or stroke. The risk increases in patients who are obese or over 35 years of age and people who are heavy smokers. Inform your doctor if you smoke, before taking Contrade.

Q. What if I miss my regular menstrual periods while taking Contrade?

If you miss your menstrual periods while taking Contrade, you may be pregnant. Some women may miss periods or have light periods while taking Contrade even if they are not pregnant. Contact your doctor if you think you are pregnant or have missed one or two periods. This may happen in case you are not taking Contrade at the same time every day.

Q. Can Contrade cause bleeding or spotting between the regular menstrual periods?

Yes, Contrade can cause some unexpected bleeding or spotting, especially during the first three months. Do not stop taking Contrade because of this. This bleeding or spotting decreases with time. You may have unexpected bleeding if you do not take the pills regularly. Consult your doctor if the spotting continues for more than seven days or if the bleeding is heavy.

Q. What if I vomit after taking Contrade?

If you vomit within 3-4 hours after taking Contrade tablet, then it is considered as a missed dose. So, you should take an another dose as soon as you feel well enough.

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

You may experience irregular vaginal bleeding while taking Contrade. Other common side effects include headache, nausea (feeling sick), acne, depression (sad mood), and breast pain. Most of them are temporary. If these persist, consult with your doctor.

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