ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; LEVONORGESTREL producten zijn effectief als orale anticonceptiva (anticonceptiepillen of 'de pil'). Ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel-tabletten kunnen ook helpen de menstruatie te reguleren, acne te behandelen of kunnen worden gebruikt voor andere hormoongerelateerde problemen bij vrouwen.
Ze moeten weten of u een van deze voorwaarden hebt of ooit heeft gehad:
Voor routinematige preventie van zwangerschap.
De meeste producten moeten worden gestart op de eerste zondag nadat u uw menstruatie begint of op de eerste dag van uw menstruatie. U moet mogelijk uw zorgverlener vragen op welke dag u uw pakket moet starten.
Neem ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel-tabletten oraal in. Voordat u begint met het nemen van deze pillen, beslist u wat een geschikt tijdstip is en neem het altijd op hetzelfde tijdstip van de dag en in de aangegeven volgorde in. Slik de pillen in met een slok water. Neem met voedsel om maagklachten te verminderen. Neem niet vaker dan alleen voorgeschreven.
Houd een extra maand voorraad van uw pillen beschikbaar om ervoor te zorgen dat u de eerste dag van de volgende cyclus niet zult missen.
OPMERKING: dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u bestemd, deel het niet met anderen.
Probeer geen dosis van uw reguliere anticonceptiemiddel te missen. Als u dit doet, kan het nodig zijn om uw voorschrijvende arts of zorgverlener te raadplegen. De volgende informatie beschrijft slechts enkele van de manieren waarop gemiste doses kunnen worden afgehandeld.
If you miss one dose, take it as soon as you remember and then take the next pill at the regular time as usual. You may take 2 tablets in one day. If you miss two doses (days) in a row, take 2 tablets the day you remember and 2 tablets the next day, then, continue with your regular schedule. Whenever 1 or 2 doses are missed, you should use a second method of contraception for the next 7 days in addition to taking the pills. If you miss three doses in a row, you should notify your physician or other health care professional for instructions. You will probably need to throw away the rest of the tablets in that cycle pack and start over. Another method of contraception should be used until at least 7 doses have been taken in the new cycle.
Missing a pill can cause spotting or light bleeding. Make sure that no more than 7 days pass at the end of the 21 day cycle, before you start your next pack of pills.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Visit your prescriber or health care provider for regular checks on your progress. You should have a complete check-up every 6 to 12 months. If you have any unusual vaginal bleeding contact your doctor or health care provider for advice. If you miss a period, the possibility of pregnancy must be considered. See your prescriber or health care professional as soon as you can.
Use an additional method of contraception during the first 7 days that you take these tablets.
If you stop taking these tablets and want to get pregnant, a return to normal ovulation can take some time. You may not return to normal ovulation and fertility for 3 to 6 months. Discuss your pregnancy plans with your health care provider.
If you are taking oral contraceptives for the treatment of acne, hirsutism (male-like hair growth), endometriosis or other hormone related problems, it may take several months of continued treatment to notice improvement in your symptoms or condition.
Tobacco smoking increases the risk of getting a blood clot or having a stroke while you are taking oral contraceptives, especially if you are more than 35 years old. You are strongly advised not to smoke.
Oral contraceptives can increase your sensitivity to the sun and you may burn more easily. Use sunscreen and protective clothing during long periods outdoors. Tanning booths should be used with caution.
If you wear contact lenses and notice visual changes, or if the lenses begin to feel uncomfortable, consult your eye care specialist.
In some women, tenderness, swelling, or minor bleeding of the gums may occur. Notify your dentist if this happens. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly may help limit this. See your dentist regularly and inform your dentist of the medicines you are taking.
You may get a vaginal yeast infection. If you have never had a yeast infection before, see your prescriber or other health care provider to confirm the problem. If you have had yeast infections in the past and are comfortable with self-medicating the problem, get and use a nonprescription medication to treat the yeast infection.
If you are going to have elective surgery, you may need to stop taking your contraceptive pills one month beforehand. Consult your health care professional for advice prior to scheduling the surgery.
Taking contraceptive pills does not protect you against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted diseases.
Severe side effects are relatively rare in women who are healthy and do not smoke while they are taking oral contraceptives. On average, more women have problems due to complications from getting pregnant than have problems with oral contraceptives. Many of the minor side effects may go away as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, the potential for severe side effects does exist and you may want to discuss these with your health care provider.
The following symptoms or side effects may be related to blood clots and require immediate medical or emergency help:
Other serious side effects are rare. Contact your health care provider as soon as you can if the following side effects occur:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your health care provider if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not include all side effects.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.alesse