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Common use

Ovral contains ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel, female hormones used to prevent ovulation as a contraception medication. The drug changes condition of cervical mucus and uterine lining and hampers movement of sperm cells to the uterus and attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus.

Dosage and direction

Follow all recommendations of your health care advisor. Take the first on the first day of your menses or on the first Sunday after your period started. If you use Ovral for the firs time you may need additional birth control means. There are 28-day birth control packs with seven ‘reminder’ pills for the regular cycle. While you are using ‘reminder’ pills the period usually begins. Breakthrough bleeding is possible, if it becomes heavy and continues, inform your doctor. Take each pill each day about the same time. When your pill pack is over start a new one. In case of needed medical tests or surgery, it is possible that you may need to stop using Ovral for a short period of time.

Precautions

Additional birth control methods (condoms or a spermicide) may be needed when you start to use Ovral.

Intake of hormones may increase the risk of blood clotting, heart attack, stroke, especially in the patients over 35 y.o. or smokers. Inform your doctor if you have problems with heart, blood pressure, congestive heart failure, angina, high cholesterol, depression in history, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, gallbladder disease, varicose veins, tuberculosis, uterine fibroid tumors, a history of fibrocystic breast disease, nodules, lumps.

Contraindications

This medication cannot be used in pregnant women or those just after delivery, in patients with a stroke or blood clot in history, circulation problems, vaginal bleeding, hormone-related cancer, liver disease or liver cancer, circulation problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, severe high blood pressure, jaundice caused by birth control pills in history.

Side effects

Besides allergic symptoms (hives, skin rash, facial swelling, difficulty breathing) this medication may be a reason of sudden numbness or weakness, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, headache, confusion, speech, or balance, a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, swelling of the extremities, depression, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice.

Drug interaction

There are drugs which can interact with Ovral. Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over-the counter medications, herbal products and food supplements you use and especially about theophylline (Respbid, Theo-Dur), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ascorbic acid (vitamin C), prednisolone (Orapred), St. John’s wort, seizure medications, cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), a barbiturate sedatives, HIV or AIDS medications, and antibiotics.

Missed dose

If you missed a pill risk of becoming pregnant increases. If you forgot to take one ‘active’ pill, take two pills as soon as you remember then return to your schedule. If you miss two ‘active’ pills in a row in first or second week of treatment, take two pills a day for two days in a row. Then return to your schedule. Use birth control test during seven days if such a ‘mistake’ occurred. If you miss two ‘active’ pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, you need to start a new pack of pills as if you are a First Day starter.

If you did not take three ‘active’ pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter.

If you skipped intake of two or more pills, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant.

If you miss any reminder pills, throw the missed pills away and return to your schedule.

Overdose

The most expected overdose symptoms of this medication are vomiting, nausea, and vaginal bleeding.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children.

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We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

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ContentCommon use Ovral contains ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel, female hormones used to prevent ovulation as a contraception medication. The drug changes condition of cervical mucus and uterine lining and hampers movement of sperm cells to the uterus and attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus. Dosage and direction Follow all recommendations of your health care advisor. Take the first on the first day of your menses or on the first Sunday after your period started. If you use Ovral for the firs time you may need additional birth control means. There are 28-day birth control packs with seven 'reminder' pills for the regular cycle. While you are using 'reminder' pills the period usually begins. Breakthrough bleeding is possible, if it becomes heavy and continues, inform your doctor. Take each pill each day about the same time. When your pill pack is over start a new one. In case of needed medical tests or surgery, it is possible that you may need to stop using Ovral for a short period of time. Precautions Additional birth control methods (condoms or a spermicide) may be needed when you start to use Ovral. Intake of hormones may increase the risk of blood clotting, heart attack, stroke, especially in the patients over 35 y.o. or smokers. Inform your doctor if you have problems with heart, blood pressure, congestive heart failure, angina, high cholesterol, depression in history, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, gallbladder disease, varicose veins, tuberculosis, uterine fibroid tumors, a history of fibrocystic breast disease, nodules, lumps. Contraindications This medication cannot be used in pregnant women or those just after delivery, in patients with a stroke or blood clot in history, circulation problems, vaginal bleeding, hormone-related cancer, liver disease or liver cancer, circulation problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, severe high blood pressure, jaundice caused by birth control pills in history. Side effects Besides allergic symptoms (hives, skin rash, facial swelling, difficulty breathing) this medication may be a reason of sudden numbness or weakness, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, headache, confusion, speech, or balance, a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, swelling of the extremities, depression, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice. Drug interaction There are drugs which can interact with Ovral. Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over-the counter medications, herbal products and food supplements you use and especially about theophylline (Respbid, Theo-Dur), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ascorbic acid (vitamin C), prednisolone (Orapred), St. John's wort, seizure medications, cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), a barbiturate sedatives, HIV or AIDS medications, and antibiotics. Missed dose If you missed a pill risk of becoming pregnant increases. If you forgot to take one 'active' pill, take two pills as soon as you remember then return to your schedule. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row in first or second week of treatment, take two pills a day for two days in a row. Then return to your schedule. Use birth control test during seven days if such a 'mistake' occurred. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, you need to start a new pack of pills as if you are a First Day starter. If you did not take three 'active' pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter. If you skipped intake of two or more pills, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant. If you miss any reminder pills, throw the missed pills away and return to your schedule. Overdose The most expected overdose symptoms of this medication are vomiting, nausea, and vaginal bleeding. Storage Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children. Disclaimer We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.Common use

Estrace belongs to the class of medications named estrogen replacement therapy. Estrogen is a hormone produced by the ovaries, specific estrogen-receptors are located in different organs (in the uterus, vagina, urethra, mammary glands, liver, hypothalamus, pituitary) and stimulates development and growth of female sex organs starting from puberty: uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, stroma and ducts of mammary glands, pigmentation of nipples and genitals, formation of secondary sexual characteristics of female type, formation of epiphyses of long bones. Estrogen is responsible for the timely and regular rejection of the endometrium and bleeding, in high concentrations estrogen causes endometrial hyperplasia, suppress lactation, inhibits bone resorption. Estrace is used to treat menopause symptoms which include hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. It is also used for treatment of cancer treatment in women and men and osteoporosis.



Dosage and direction

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor, follow all recommendations. Estrace tablets should be taken one time a day. In women a cyclic regimen may be administered: 23 days the tablets are taken, followed by the next 5 days without any medication intake. After it the cycle resumes. The adhesive part of the patch should be sticked to a hairless part of trunk (hips, shoulder but not on the breasts), choose non-irritated healthy skin site. Change the place of plaster application each other week. Stick it immediately to the skin after you removed a protective layer and press tight to your skin during at least 10 seconds.



Precautions

Before to take Estrace inform your doctor if you have severe blood diseases, circulation problems, a hormone-related cancer (breast or uterine cancer), or excessive vaginal bleeding. Long-term treatment by Estrace may result in increased risk of breast cancer, heart attack, or stroke, cannot be used in pregnant women.



Contraindications

Hypersensitivity, pregnancy, estrogen depending malignant neoplasms, unusual or undiagnosed genital and uterine bleeding, thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disease in active phase (excluding treatment of breast and prostate cancer). Carefulness should be exercised in patients with thrombophlebitis, thrombosis or thromboembolism (during takeing of estrogens in history); family hyperlipoproteinemia, pancreatitis, endometriosis, gallbladder r disease in history, severe liver failure, jaundice, hepatic porphyria, hypercalcemia associated with metastases in bones caused by a breast cancer. Only for treatment of breast and prostate cancer: diseases of the coronary or cerebral vessels, active thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disease.



Possible side effect

Common side effects include: breast pain or tenderness; headache; hair loss; spotting or breakthrough bleeding; mild nausea or vomiting;stomach cramps or bloating.

Serious side effects are allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); back pain;breast discharge or lump in the breast; calf or leg pain or swelling; chest pain; coughing up blood; dark urine; depression; dizziness; fainting; fever; memory problems; mental or mood changes; muscle pain; one-sided weakness; painful or difficult urination; persistent or severe breast pain or tenderness; persistent or severe headache, nausea, or vomiting; severe stomach pain or swelling; slurred speech; sudden shortness of breath; sunburn-like rash; swelling of hands, legs, or feet; unusual vaginal bleeding, discharge, itching, or odor; vision changes; vomiting; weakness or numbness of an arm or leg; yellowing of the skin or eyes.



Drug interaction

Estrogen can inhibit the metabolism of cyclosporine resulting in increase of its levels in blood and kidney and/or liver damage. Estrogen are abler to increase the risk of liver disease in patients treated by dantrolene. Known to affect a clot formation Estrace should be used carefully together with warfarin (Coumadin). Enhanced metabolism and excretion of Estrace may be stipulated by rifampin, barbiturates, carbamazepine (Tegretol), griseofulvin, phenytoin (Dilantin) and primidone.



Missed dose

If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember, but not if it is almost time of the next intake by your schedule. If so skip the missed dose. Do not try to make up a missed dose by taking an extra one.



Overdose

If you suspect that you took too much of the medication seek for immediate medical attention. Your symptoms may appear as nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding.



Storage

Store Estrace in a dry tight container away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children and pets.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. °ßã specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.
Common use

The main component of Fliban is flibanserin - 100 mg.

Flibanserin preferentially activates 5-HT1A receptors in the prefrontal cortex demonstrating regional selectivity, and has been found to increase dopamine and norepinephrine levels and decrease serotonin levels in the rat prefrontal cortex, actions that were determined to be mediated by activation of the 5-HT1A receptor.



Dosage and direction

Fliban is taken 100 mg orally once per day at bedtime in cases of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) treatment.

The onset of the flibanserin effect was seen from the first time point measured after 4 weeks of treatment and maintained throughout the treatment period. You should stop taking Fliban after 4 weeks if there is no improvement in symptoms.

This drug is not indicated to enhance sexual performance, and is not indicated for treatment in postmenopausal women or in men.

Treatment of premenopausal women with acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) as characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is not due to a co-existing medical or psychiatric condition, problems within the relationship, or the effects of a medication or other drug substance.



Precautions

It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking flibanserin and especially emphasize if you are allergic to this drug or if you have any other allergies.

You must not drink alcohol while taking Fliban. It may cause you to have dangerously low blood pressure.

Also you should not use Fliban if you have: low blood pressure, a history of alcoholism or drug addiction, liver disease, a history of depression or mental illness, or if you currently drink alcohol.

Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with Fliban. Your doctor may need to change your treatment plan if you use any of the following drugs: nefazodone, ciprofloxacin, larithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, boceprevir, telaprevir, conivaptan, diltiazem, verapamil, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir.

Flibanserin may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery for at least 6 hours after you take this medicine, and until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or low blood pressure can cause falls or other accidents.

It is not known whether flibanserin will harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

It is not known whether flibanserin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.



Contraindications

Do not drink alcohol while taking Fliban. Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause dangerous or unwanted side effects.

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with flibanserin and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products while taking Fliban.

Avoid taking herbal supplement containing: ginkgo biloba, resveratrol, St. John's wort.

Fliban is contra-indicated if patients taking another medicine to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder or using drugs against high blood pressure.

Fliban is not approved for use by men and children younger than 18 years old.



Possible side effect

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Fliban: hives, difficult breathing, your face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling.

Call your doctor at once if you feeling very drowsy or light-headed like you might pass out.

Common Fliban side effects may include: dizziness, nausea, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, sleepiness or trouble sleeping.

In case you notice any of these side effects or other not listed above - contact your doctor or pharmacist.



Drug interaction

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or lower your blood pressure can worsen Fliban effect. Consult your doctor before taking Fliban with sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially: cimetidine, ginkgo biloba, resveratrol, St. John's wort.

Your doctor also may need to change your treatment plan if you use any of the following antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, heart or blood pressure, HIV or AIDS drugs: nefazodone, ciprofloxacin, larithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, boceprevir, telaprevir, conivaptan, diltiazem, verapamil, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with flibanserin including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more details.



Missed dose

If so happened that you missed a dose - skip it and take the medicine the following day at bedtime. Do not take Fliban in the morning and do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.



Overdose

If you think you have used too much of Fliban - seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.



Storage

Store Fliban within the room temperature not higher than 77° F (20-25° C). Store away from moisture and heat. Do not store drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs out of the reach children and animals.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Common use Dostinex is a synthetic ergoline with a high affinity to dopamine D2 receptors, a strong prolonged activity inhibitor of prolactin secretion. Prolactin is a hormone that is released from the hypophysis. This medication is used to treat hormonal imbalance with much prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia) to reduce or prevent breast milk production, except after childbirth (postpartum). Dosage and direction Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take it orally twice weekly. Dostinex is usually taken twice each week for at least 6 months. Dosage is adjusted generally at 4 week periods based on tests for prolactin levels in blood. Precautions Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. Before to take Dostinex notify your doctor about allergies, liver diseases, psychiatric illnesses, uncontrolled high blood pressure, high blood pressure during pregnancy which you may suffer or if you are breastfeeding . Get up slowly from a sitting or a lying position to avoid dizziness or lightheadedness caused by this medication. Contraindications Dostinex is contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension or known hypersensitivity to ergot derivatives (ergotamine, ergonovine, Ergomar, Cafergot, dihydroergotamine, Migranal Nasal Spray, D.H.E. 45, Ergotrate, or methylergonovine, Methergine, pulmonary, pericardial, cardiac valvular, or retroperitoneal fibrotic disorders in history. Possible side effect Side effects may include symptoms of allergy (hives, rash, swelling of face and tongue, acne). Major side effects are: cough or trouble breathing, feeling light-headed, fainting, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, headache, numbness. Contact your doctor if you experience severe symptoms listed above as you might need immediate medical help. Drug interaction Inform your doctor about all medications or herbal products you take, especially about: blood pressure drugs, dopamine blockers (metoclopramide, antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol); drugs that cause drowsiness, sedatives, sleeping pills, narcotic pain relievers (codeine), anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications, certain antihistamines (diphenhydramine). Never take this drug without your doctor's approval. Missed dose If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember, but not if it is almost time of the next intake by your schedule. If so skip the missed dose. Do not try to make up a missed dose by taking an extra one. Overdose If you suspect that you took too much of the medication seek for immediate medical attention. Your symptoms may appear as mental changes, nasal congestion, fainting, lightheadedness, or irregular heartbeat. Storage Store Dostinex in a dry tight container away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children and pets. Disclaimer We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.Common use

Non-hormonal specific inhibitor of osteoclastic bone resorption (it is a synthetic analogs of pyrophosphate) which suppresses osteoclasts. Fosamax stimulates formation of the bones, restores a positive balance between resorption and formation of the bones, progressively increases mineral density of the bones (regulation of phosphorus and calcium metabolism), promotes formation of bone tissue with normal histology. Fosamax is used to treat Pagets disease, osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (prevention of bone fractures, expecially hips and spine), osteoporosis in men, hypercalcemia in patients with malignant tumors.



Dosage and direction

For treatment of osteoporosis a recommended dose is 5-10 mg a day or 35-70 mg a week. Pagets disease requires 40 mg once daily during six months. Take Fosamax with a full glass of water. Do not take this medication unless you cannot sit or stand upright during 30 minutes as this drug can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus. Take other medications, food, minerals or vitamins at least 30 minutes before to take Fosamax.



Precautions

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or breastfeeding before to take this drug. Discuss with your physician if you suffer from any kidney disease, an ulcer in your stomach or esophagus, low blood calcium or vitamin D deficiency.



Contraindications

Hypersensitivity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy. In patients with diseases of gastrointestinal tract in the acute phase (dysphagia, esophagitis, gastritis, duodenitis, ulcers in stomach and duodenum), esophageal stricture, achalasia of the esophagus, chronic renal failure, hypocalcemia, deficiency of vitamin D, treatment with Fosamax should be performed with certain cautiousness.



Possible side effect

Besides allergic reaction like hives, swelling of face and tongue, difficulty breathing, rash Fosamax may cause nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, black stool, change in taste perception, muscle or joint pain, osteonecrosis of the jaw. Seek for immediate medical attention if you think that you took too much of this drug.



Drug interaction

Intravenous ranitidine (Zantac) increases blood levels of alendronate. Antacids, Ca2+-supplements, or medicines that contain calcium, aluminum, magnesium reduce absorption of Fosamax. Aspirin or other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) co-administered with Foxamax may increase risk of stomach and intestinal side effects.



Missed dose

If you take this medication every day and missed your morning dose of Fosamax do not take it later in the day but take it next morning. If you take Fosamax once a week take it in the morning on the day after you remember the missed dose. Do not try to make up a missed dose by taking an extra one.



Overdose

If you suspect that you took too much of the medication seek for immediate medical attention and drink glass of milk. Your symptoms may appear as nausea, heartburn, pain in upper stomach, diarrhea, tight and stiff muscles in your face, muscle cramps, numbness or tingling, convulsions, irritability.



Storage

Store Fosamax in a dry tight container away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children and pets.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.
Common use

Alesse is used to prevent ovulation as a contraception medication. The drug changes condition of cervical mucus and uterine lining and hampers movement of sperm cells to the uterus and attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus.



Dosage and direction

Follow all recommendations of your health care advisor. Take the first on the first day of your menses or on the first Sunday after your period started. If you use Alesse for the firs time you may need additional birth control means. There are 28-day birth control packs with seven 'reminder' pills for the regular cycle. While you are using 'reminder' pills the period usually begins. Breakthrough bleeding is possible, if it becomes heavy and continues, inform your doctor. Take each pill each day about the same time. When your pill pack is over start a new one. In case of needed medical tests or surgery, it is possible that you may need to stop using Alesse for a short period of time.



Precautions

Additional birth control methods (condoms or a spermicide) may be needed when you start to use Alesse.

Intake of hormones may increase the risk of blood clotting, heart attack, stroke, especially in the patients over 35 y.o. or smokers. Inform your doctor if you have problems with heart, blood pressure, congestive heart failure, angina, high cholesterol, depression in history, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, gallbladder disease, varicose veins, tuberculosis, uterine fibroid tumors, a history of fibrocystic breast disease, nodules, lumps.



Contraindications

This medication cannot be used in pregnant women or those just after delivery, in patients with a stroke or blood clot in history, circulation problems, vaginal bleeding, hormone-related cancer, liver disease or liver cancer, circulation problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, severe high blood pressure, jaundice caused by birth control pills in history.



Side effects

Besides allergic symptoms (hives, skin rash, facial swelling, difficulty breathing) this medication may be a reason of sudden numbness or weakness, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, headache, confusion, speech, or balance, a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, swelling of the extremities, depression, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice.





Drug interaction

There are drugs which can interact with Alesse. Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over-the counter medications, herbal products and food supplements you use and especially about theophylline (Respbid, Theo-Dur), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ascorbic acid (vitamin C), prednisolone (Orapred), St. John's wort, seizure medications, cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), a barbiturate sedatives, HIV or AIDS medications, and antibiotics.



Missed dose

If you missed a pill risk of becoming pregnant increases. If you forgot to take one 'active' pill, take two pills as soon as you remember then return to your schedule. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row in first or second week of treatment, take two pills a day for two days in a row. Then return to your schedule. Use birth control test during seven days if such a 'mistake' occurred. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, you need to start a new pack of pills as if you are a First Day starter.

If you did not take three 'active' pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter.

If you skipped intake of two or more pills, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant.

If you miss any reminder pills, throw the missed pills away and return to your schedule.



Overdose

The most expected overdose symptoms of this medication are vomiting, nausea, and vaginal bleeding.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

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