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General Information on Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

Generic Name : Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

Pronunciation : nor-JES-ti-mate- ETH-in-il ess-tra-DYE-ole

Latest prescription information about Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Contraceptives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

International- Ortho-Cyclen, Tri-Sprintec.

Why is Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is estrogen and progestin combination, prescribed for preventing pregnancy. It is also used for irregular periods, and symptoms of menopause.  It helps to maintain two female sex hormone levels.

When should Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with blood clot disorders, breast cancer, cervical cancer, liver cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, suspected pregnancy, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol?

28-Day Regimen- Dose begins on the first Sunday after menstruation. Take one active tablet daily for 21 days followed by one white tablet daily for 7 days.

How should Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cancer, sugar, headache, endometriosis, epilepsy, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, recent surgery, breast nodules, depression, heart or kidney disease, irregular periods, urinary tract bleeding, obesity, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid smoking while taking this medication; otherwise it may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, high blood pressure, or similar problems.

Patients may develop with increased risk of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, high blood pressure if they have smoking habit. Avoid smoking while taking this medication.

Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and bloating and loss of appetite.
   Genitourinary : Breast tenderness, enlargement, milk secretion, vaginal infection, vaginal bleeding, spotting, irregular periods, absence of menstrual period, changes in sexual activities and impaired kidney function.
   Central Nervous System : Mental depression, stroke, migraine, dizziness, headache and nervousness.
   Blood : Blood clot events and bruising.
   Heart : High blood pressure, blood clot in blood vessels and blood clot in lungs.
   Miscellaneous : Fluid retention, rash, hair loss, cataracts and liver swelling.

What are the other precautions for Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container.

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