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Oral Contraceptives Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Oral contraceptives also known as "the pill" are highly effective means of preventing pregnancy. Oral contraceptives consist of synthetic forms of two hormones produced naturally in the body either progestin alone or estrogen and progestin. Estrogen and progestin regulate a woman's menstrual cycle.

Oral Contraceptives Dosage

  • Oral contraceptives are taken every day for a 3-week period, followed by 1 week of no oral contraceptives; this cycle is repeated each month.

Uses of Oral Contraceptives

  • It is used to prevent pregnancy.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Oral Contraceptives

Before taken Oral Contraceptives medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Oral Contraceptives. Side effects may include:

  • Depression
  • Loss of menstrual periods
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Water retention
  • Yeast infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Oral Contraceptives:

  • Oral contraceptives should be used with caution if you have liver, heart, kidney, or thyroid disease; have high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, or porphyria.
  • If you have blood circulation problems or have had a heart attack, then you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • If you develop a migraine or severe headache that does not let up or keeps recurring while you are taking a progestin-only oral contraceptive, then you should check with your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Oral Contraceptives with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Oral Contraceptives with the following:

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil)
  • Barbiturates (phenobarbital, Seconal)
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Dexamethasone
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan)
  • Griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Gris-PEG)
  • Imipramine (Tofranil)
  • Itraconazole (Sporanox)
  • Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Morphine (MS Contin)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
  • Primidone (Mysoline)
  • Rifabutin (Mycobutin)
  • Sulfonamides (Bactrim, Septra)
  • Troleandomycin (Tao)

After taken Oral Contraceptives if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Oral Contraceptives overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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