NOVELON Tablet 21's


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Desogestrel 0.15mg+Estradiol 0.03mg
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Drug Information for NOVELON Tablet 21's

What are Desogestrel + Estradiol combination used for?

Desogestrel + Estradiol combination tablet is used for oral contraception.

Desogestrel + Estradiol combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Desogestrel + Estradiol combination work?

In Desogestrel + Estradiol combination, Desogestrel belongs to the class of drugs called oral contraceptive drugs. The drug combination inhibits the release of hormones, such as luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which are necessary for maturation and release of ova. It may also alter sperm fertility and transport ova to the uterus.

Estradiol belongs to the class of drugs called steroid hormones. The drug acts by mimicking the action of oestrogen by binding to the oestrogen receptors.

How to take Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Desogestrel + Estradiol combination tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • The tablets must be taken as per the instructions provided on the strip.

If you miss a dose of Desogestrel + Estradiol combination, please take it immediately once you remember or take two tablets on the next day then continue with your regular dosing schedule.

What are the drugs that interact with Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

Drugs that interact with Desogestrel + Estradiol combination are:

  • Aminophylline
  • Ampicillin
  • Cefazolin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Erythromycin
  • Gentamicin
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Insulin
  • Metformin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Desogestrel + Estradiol combination:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Swelling of the ankles/feet
  • Weight change
  • Missed/irregular periods
  • Vision problems

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Fatal disorders due to clot formation (deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke)
  • Lumps in the breast
  • Depression or worsening of depression
  • Dark urine
  • Brown patches on skin

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

  • Avoid smoking as it increases the risk of clot formation.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Desogestrel + Estradiol combination.
  • Avoid Desogestrel + Estradiol combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Use a condom while on Desogestrel + Estradiol combination to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight as brown patches on skin may get worsened.
  • Using a back-up birth control method is recommended if you experience vomiting or diarrhoea as Desogestrel + Estradiol may not work well.

You are advised not to take Desogestrel + Estradiol combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any history of blood clotting disorders (high blood pressure, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, depression, diabetes, gallbladder problems, severe headaches/migraines, heart problems, history of jaundice during pregnancy or while using hormonal birth control, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke, swelling thyroid problems, unexplained vaginal bleeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Desogestrel + Estradiol combination or similar drugs.
  • Inform your doctor if you have just delivered a baby or had an abortion after the first 3 months, to find if it is safe to start Desogestrel + Estradiol combination.

Frequently asked questions about Desogestrel + Estradiol combination 

  1. How should I store Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

Desogestrel + Estradiol combination should be stored at 25°C. Keep it away from heat and moisture.

  1. Do I need to avoid any food while taking Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

Avoid caffeine containing food as CNS effect of caffeine will be increased when used while taking Desogestrel + Estradiol combination. For further information consult your doctor.

  1. Do I need to monitor any laboratory parameters while taking Desogestrel + Estradiol combination?

Yes. It is recommended to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly as Desogestrel + Estradiol combination may affect your blood sugar levels. Report the readings to your doctor.

 

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