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FEMILON TABLET

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Composition for FEMILON

Ethinyl Estradiol(0.02 mg),Desogestrel(0.15 mg)

food interaction for FEMILON

alcohol interaction for FEMILON

pregnancy interaction for FEMILON

lactation interaction for FEMILON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Takind Desogestrel with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
UNSAFE
Femilon tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Femilon tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FEMILON

Ethinyl Estradiol(0.02 mg)

Uses

Ethinyl Estradiol is used in contraception, post menopausal osteoporosis (porous bones), hormone replacement therapy (hrt), failure of ovarian development and prostate cancer.

How it works

Ethinylestradiol belongs to a class of medications called estrogens (female hormones). It is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone and helps in development and maintenance of menstrual cycle. In post-menopausal women, it works by reducing the post-menopausal symptoms and risk of weakening bones and bone fracture.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Swelling, Abdominal pain, Altered libido, Breast tenderness, Breast pain, Burning sensation, Constipation, Depression, Pain during periods, Flatulence, Hair loss, Headache, Heartburn, Mood changes, Skin rash, Skin redness, Vaginal burning sensation, Vaginal discharge, Weight loss, Weight gain
Desogestrel(0.15 mg)

Uses

Desogestrel is used in contraception.

How it works

Desogestrel is a type of the progestogen, a female sex hormone, and acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening.

Common side effects

Nausea, Ovarian cysts, Pain, Skin lump, Acne, Breast pain, Abnormal milky discharge from breast, Breast secretion, Decreased libido, Difficulty in wearing contact lense, Pain during periods, Hair loss, Headache, Absence of menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual cycle, Mood changes, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Fatigue, Weight gain

Common Dosage for FEMILON TABLET

Patients taking FEMILON TABLET

  • 99%
    Once A Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice for FEMILON

  • Inform your doctor if you have had a uterus removal procedure or have any problems of the uterus (uterine fibroids, hyperplasia of the endometrium, uterus cancer).
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of blood clotting disorder, liver problems, gall bladder disorders (e.g. gall stones), high blood pressure, diabetes, hearing problems, breast cancer, heart problems, high levels of fats in blood or migraine.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience pain in your chest that spreads to arm or neck, unexplained migraine-type headaches, with or without disturbed vision, painful swelling in your leg, sudden chest pain and difficulty breathing.
  • Ensure that you undergo regular breast screening (for presence of lumps or any abnormal changes) and cervical smear test while taking ethinylestradiol.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to ethinylestradiol or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having recent blood clotting problems or related conditions like heart attack.
  • Do not take if suffering from breast or uterus cancer.
  • Do not take if suffering from untreated enlargement of inner wall of uterus (endometrial hyperplasia).
  • Patients who have or had liver diseases (e.g. jaundice).
  • Do not take if having any disorder related to haemoglobin (porphyria).

Frequently asked questions for FEMILON

Ethinyl Estradiol

Q.Is ethinylestradiol good for acne?
Ethinylestradiol may help in acne treatment. However, it is strongly recommended that you consult your doctor for advice on best treatment option suitable your condition and needs.

Desogestrel

Q.Is desogestrel androgenic/a progestin/ a combined pill?
Desogestrel is a new, potent progestogen with very low androgenic properties. It is not a combined pill; it is a progestogen-only-pill

Q.How does desogestrel work/ stop ovulation?
Desogestrel as a contraceptive, acts by preventing the egg cell from ripening and thus stops ovulation

Q.Is desogestrel safe/ dangerous/cause weight gain/ stop periods/ cause hair loss/ cause blood clots?
Desogestrel is safe in most women, if taken strictly at recommended dosage and duration. Common side effects of desogestrel include: weight gain, irregular or no periods, hair loss. Blood clot is a rare side effect of desogestrel

Q.Is desogestrel good for acne/help acne/cause acne?
Acne is a common side effect of desogestrel

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

Q.Is desogestrel the same as cerazette/ same as feanolla?
Cerazette and feanolla are brand names for desogestrel.

What our users are saying about FEMILON TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
86%
Can't say
14%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

Yes
57%
No
43%

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)