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Minesse Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Minesse Tablet is a combination of two medicines used for contraception (to prevent pregnancy) and in the treatment of irregular periods. This medicine helps to prevent release and fertilization of the egg. It may also help to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.

Minesse 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. It is strictly not recommended for women who are obese, smokers, or on prolonged bed rest as it can lead to serious side effects. It may commonly cause delay or spotting between periods.

Uses of Minesse Tablet

Minesse Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Breast pain
  • Irregular uterine bleeding

How to use Minesse 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. Minesse Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Minesse Tablet works

Minesse 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.

Minesse Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Minesse Tablet. Please consult your doctor. Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Minesse 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
Minesse 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
SAFE
Minesse Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Minesse Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Minesse Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Minesse Tablet to help you prevent pregnancy.
  • It also results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding.
  • It may help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • 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 Minesse 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, severe headache, or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.
  • Stop taking Minesse Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you notice your skin and whites of the eye turning yellow (jaundice), severe stomach pain, severe depression or if you think you could be pregnant.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Minesse

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After abortion for precaution what I can take condom or choice tablet
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Its best to take regular pills like choice of Loette for contraception.
Which tablet do women have to avoid pregnency? In how many hours shoud it be consumed
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
You can take emergency contraception with in 72 hours
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FAQs

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

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

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

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. What if I forget to take Minesse?

If you forget to take one tablet, take it as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two tablets at the 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. What if I vomit after taking Minesse?

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

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

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

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