This medication is a combination of 2 hormones (estrogen and progestin), prescribed for preventing pregnancy. It is also used for treating irregular and painful (dysmenorrhea) periods, to decrease blood loss and ovarian cysts.
It should not be used in women who have the following conditions: Kidney or liver impairment, adrenal insufficiency, blood clot defects, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, headache with neurological symptoms, surgery, breast cancer, uterus cancer, vaginal bleeding, jaundice, suspected pregnancy, heavy smoking and hypersensitivity.
PO- 3 mg drospirenone and 20-mcg ethinylestradiol per tablet: 1 tablet orally per day. Start on first day of menstrual cycle or on the first sunday after menstrual period. Take as directed by your physician.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, once daily.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, diabetes, swelling, gallbladder problems, migraine, obesity, irregular/missed/very light periods, recent pregnancy and thyroid problems, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor blood sugar level regularly.
• It may cause dark spots over the skin. Avoid exposure to sunlight, otherwise condition may worsen.
Blood clot events, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease and benign liver tumor.
• Most Common: Irregular periods, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, decreased libido and increased weight.
• Genitourinary: Spotting, absence of menstrual cycle, painful menstruation and vaginal infection.
• Skin: Darkness of skin, rash, acne and redness.
• Central Nervous System: Headache, loss of vision, dizziness, migraine, nervousness, mood changes and intolerance.
• Liver: Jaundice.
• Miscellaneous: Excessive hair growth and inflammation of pancreas.
Avoid smoking cigarettes or use of tobacco.
Store it at room temperature.
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