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Composition FOR OVIPAUZ L

Ethinyl Estradiol(NA),Levonorgestrel(NA)

food interaction for OVIPAUZ L

alcohol interaction for OVIPAUZ L

pregnancy interaction for OVIPAUZ L

lactation interaction for OVIPAUZ L

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Ovipauz l tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
UNSAFE
Ovipauz l 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
Ovipauz l tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR OVIPAUZ L

Ethinyl Estradiol(NA)

Uses

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

How it works

Ethinyl estradiol is a primary female sex hormone that, as a part of the hormone replacement therapy, works by maintaining the estrogen levels in the body, thereby relieving the symptoms occurring after menopause.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Mood changes, Change in body weight, Abdominal pain, Sexual dysfunction, Breast enlargement, Metrorrhagia (menstrual bleeding at irregular intervals), Breast tenderness, Edema, Fibroid.
Levonorgestrel(NA)

Uses

Levonorgestrel is used in contraception.

How it works

Levonorgestrel is a progestin (female hormones). It works as part of hormone replacement therapy by replacing the amount of estrogen in the uterus. It works to bring on menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women are missing.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Breast tenderness, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Irregular menstrual cycle, Lower abdominal pain.

SUBSTITUTES FOR OVIPAUZ L

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR OVIPAUZ L

  • 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 OVIPAUZ L

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.

Levonorgestrel

Q. Is levonorgestrel progesterone/ a steroid/effective/does levonorgestrel work/work during ovulation/ prevent implantation?
Levonorgestrel is synthetic progesterone, a steroid. It decreases the secretion of hormones and thereby inhibits ovulation. It also inhibits implantation (the point when a fertilized egg embeds in the uterine wall, where it will grow and develop into an embryo). It is effective (almost 84%) and works better if taken as soon as or within 72 hours after unprotected sex or failure of usual contraception
Q. Is levonorgestrel a combination pill?
Levonorgestrel may be given alone or in a formulation that also contains estradiol
Q. Is levonorgestrel androgenic?
Levonorgestrel has high progestational and androgenic effects. The level of the androgenic effect refers to the chance of unwanted side effects such as acne and hirsutism (female unwanted hair growth)
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Q. Is levonorgestrel over the counter?
Levonorgestrel is available as both over the counter and as per doctor's prescription
Q. Does levonorgestrel expire?
Like every medicine, levonorgestrel also has an expiry date.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)