Medicine Overview of Femfolin Capsule
Uses of Femfolin Capsule
Femfolin Capsule is used in contraception.
Side effects of Femfolin Capsule
Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.
How to use Femfolin Capsule
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. Femfolin Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Femfolin Capsule works
Femfolin capsule is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent the development of a pregnancy.
In Depth Information on Femfolin Capsule
Expert advice for Femfolin Capsule
- Don’t start with just any tablet when starting a new pack of desogestrel. Always take it from the top row marked for that day.
- If you are not using hormonal contraception at present (or in the past month) take your first pack of desogestrel on the first day of your period.
- If you are changing from a combined pill (COC), vaginal ring, or transdermal patch start desogestrel at the latest the day following any break free period or on the day itself if you had no break free period. Use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of tablet-taking if you had a break free period.
- You can start desogestrel, between 21 to 28 days after the birth of your baby. If you start later, you need to use an additional barrier method of contraception until first 7 days of tablet-taking.
- If you are less than 12 hours late in taking your next dose or if you vomit, or use medical charcoal within 3 - 4 hours or have severe diarrhea, take the missed tablet as soon as you remember and take the next one at the usual time. If you are more than 12 hours late, you may need to use emergency contraception as per doctor’s advice.
- Don’t miss one or more tablets in the very first week of tablet-intake and had intercourse in the week before missing the tablets, you may fall pregnant.
- Do not take desogestrel, if you are allergic to desogestrel or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
- Avoid taking desogestrel, if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
- Do not take desogestrel, if you have a thrombosis (blood clot in a blood vessel); (e.g. of the legs [deep venous thrombosis] or the lungs [pulmonary embolism]); or any unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Special precautions for Femfolin Capsule
Takind Desogestrel with alcohol may cause minor drug interac+more
tions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients....
Femfolin Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor....
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Femfolin Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.+more
Nonhormonal and progestin-only contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum...
Nonhormonal and progestin-only contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
Femfolin Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Femfoli+more
n Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor....
Femfolin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Femfolin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Femfolin Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease....
Use of Femfolin Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
Frequently asked questions for Femfolin NA Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Desogestrel
Femfolin is a new, potent progestogen with very low androgenic properties. It is not a combined pill; it is a progestogen-only-pill
Femfolin as a contraceptive, acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening and thus stops ovulation
Femfolin is safe in most women, if taken strictly at recommended dosage and duration. Common side effects of Femfolin include: weight gain, irregular or no periods, hair loss. Blood clot is a rare side effect of Femfolin
Acne is a common side effect of Femfolin
Q. What is desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol/does desogestrel contain estrogen/ how does desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol work?
Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol is a combination progesterone and estrogen birth control pill. It works by preventing ovulation, change the cervical mucus to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg and change the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus
Cerazette and feanolla are brand names for Femfolin.
Substitutes for Femfolin
No substitutes found for this medicine