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Composition for MINESSE

Ethinyl Estradiol(15 mcg),Gestodene(60 mcg)

food interaction for MINESSE

alcohol interaction for MINESSE

pregnancy interaction for MINESSE

lactation interaction for MINESSE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Minesse tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Minesse tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ethinyl Estradiol(15 mcg)


Ethinylestradiol is used to treat the deficiency of female sex hormone and associated risk of bone loss and fractures in post-menopausal women. In menstruating women, it is used for the treatment of menstrual disorders. It is also used as a hormone replacement therapy to treat young women with underdeveloped ovaries (failure of ovarian development). Ethinylestradiol is even used in men for treating 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
Gestodene(60 mcg)


Gestodene in combination with ethinylestradiol is used as a contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy in women. The combination is also used for treatment of irregular menstrual cycle and pain during menstrual bleeding.

How it works

Gestodene belongs to class of medications called oral progesterone contraceptives. It works by changing the lining of the uterus thereby making it difficult for an egg (female gamete) to develop and it also prevents release of eggs from the ovary (female gonads). Further it increases the thickness of cervical fluid (at the opening of uterus) which prevents the sperms (male gamete) from reaching an egg.

Common side effects

Nausea, Breast tenderness, Breast pain, Depression, Headache, Mood changes, Skin pigmentation, Stomach pain, Weight gain


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Expert advice for MINESSE

  • 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 MINESSE

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.


Q. What is gestodene, ethinylestradiol?
Both gestodene and ethinylestradiol are oral contraceptive pills.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)