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HARMONI F 2 MG/0.035 MG/5 MG TABLET

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food interaction for HARMONI F

alcohol interaction for HARMONI F

pregnancy interaction for HARMONI F

lactation interaction for HARMONI F

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Harmoni f 2 mg/0.035 mg/5 mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
UNSAFE
Harmoni f 2 mg/0.035 mg/5 mg 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for HARMONI F

Cyproterone(2 mg)

Uses

Cyproterone is used in the treatment of prostate cancer and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Cyproterone works by blocking the effect of the natural male hormones on the growth of prostate cells. Cyproterone also used in females to block the undesired effects of androgens like excessive hair growth and acne.

Common side effects

Abnormal milky discharge from breast, Altered libido, Bleeding, Blisters on skin, Burning sensation, Decreased sexual function, Decreased libido, Discoloration of skin, Increased hair growth, Impotence, Swelling of breast, Breast discomfort, Weight loss, Liver enzyme increased
Ethinyl Estradiol(0.035 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
Folic Acid(5 mg)

Uses

Folic Acid is used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

How it works

Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and is necessary for the normal production and maturation of red blood cells.

Common side effects

Shortness of breath, Itching, Rash, Skin redness

Common Dosage for HARMONI F 2 MG/0.035 MG/5 MG TABLET

Patients taking HARMONI F 2 MG/0.035 MG/5 MG TABLET

  • 89%
    Once A Day
  • 11%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for HARMONI F

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Expert advice for HARMONI F

  • Do not start or continue cyproterone, if you are allergic to cyproterone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take cyproterone, if you are suffering from diabetes mellitus; severely depressed; sickle cell anemia (a disease characterized by abnormal shape of red blood cells); shortness of breath; or from any cancer other than prostate cancer.
  • Regular check-up for blood counts and function of adrenal glands and liver will be required. Your doctor will advise you regarding the same.
  • Patients with rare hereditary problems of intolerance to some sugars (galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose galactose malabsorption) should not take this medicine.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking cyproterone.
  • Cyproterone may cause fatigue or weakness and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

Frequently asked questions for HARMONI F

Cyproterone

Q.Is cyproterone a steroid/progesterone?
Cyproterone is an anti-androgen that decreases the effect of male sex hormone testosterone in the body. It is related in structure to progesterone

Q.Is cyproterone safe?
Cyproterone is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.What are the uses of cyproterone?
Cyproterone belongs to a class of medications called anti-androgens. It acts by blocking as well as reducing the effects of male sex hormone testosterone in the body

Q.How does it work?
It is used to suppress the effects of LHRH (luteinizing hormone releasing hormone; hormone which causes release of testosterone in men). It is used to reduce the excessive rise of testosterone (flare) when LHRH-like drugs are used (e.g. after prostate removal in prostate cancer)

Q.Does cyproterone lower testosterone?
Yes, cyproterone lowers testosterone by inhibiting the release of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) that is responsible for testosterone release in men

Q.Does Yasmin (drosperinone/ ethinyl estradiol contains cyproterone?
No, it does not contain cyproterone.

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.

Folic Acid

Q.Does folic acid contain iron?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins

Q.Can I take folic acid with iron supplement?
It does not contain iron and can be taken with iron supplement

Q.Does vitamin D have folic acid?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and it does not have Vitamin D

Q.Is folic acid good for everyone/skin/health/polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)/hair loss/anemia?
Everyone needs folic acid for good health. It is good for skin, hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and anemia. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the use of folic acid

Q.What is Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB tablet used for?
Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB are the trade names for active drug folic acid. Folvite contains only folic acid which is a component of the B group of vitamins. While Fol123/ Folvite MB, in addition to folic acid also has other forms of vitamin B. In addition folic acid is also used for prevention of folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone used to treat epilepsy), folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid

Q.How long can I take folic acid for?
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration

Q.Does folic acid have side effects increase weight/acidity?
Folic acid may have rare side effect like acidity, while it has no known effect on weight gain

Q.Can I take folic acid with birth control?
Folic acid supplementation does not affect birth control, and can be taken if you are suffering from anemia due to folic acid deficiency However, always follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid

Q.Can I take folic acid with methotrexate/warfarin/calcium/metformin/antibiotics?
Folic acid may interact with medicines such as methotrexate/sulfonamide antibiotics (sulfasalazine, cotrimoxazole etc). It has no known effect if taken with warfarin/calcium/ metformin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)