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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Combined Hormonal Contraceptive Pill

Generic

No

Active Ingredient

Ethinylestradiol (synthetic estrogen), Gestodene (synthetic progestogen)

Effective within

Dependent on individual usage, typically within 7 days

Works by

Inhibiting ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, altering uterine lining

Side effects

Nausea, breast tenderness, changes in menstrual bleeding, headaches, mood swings

Medication details

Description

Femodette هو علاج وصفة طبية فقط. وهي عبارة عن حبوب منع حمل مركبة تُعرف باسم "حبوب منع الحمل". كنت تأخذ أقراص Femodette لمنع الحمل.

تحتوي فيرموديت على نوعين من الهرمونات الجنسية الأنثوية ، الإستروجين والبروجستيرون. تمنع هذه الهرمونات الحمل عن طريق منع خروج البويضة من المبايض. - تثخين السائل في عنق الرحم ، ومنع بطانة الرحم من التكاثف بدرجة كافية لنمو البويضة فيه.

Femodette عبارة عن حبة مدتها 21 يومًا يتم تناولها يوميًا لمدة 21 يومًا ، تليها 7 أيام حيث لا يتم تناول حبوب. إنها واحدة من أكثر وسائل منع الحمل موثوقية ، إذا تم استخدامها بشكل صحيح. يمكن أن تجعل الدورة الشهرية أخف وزناً وانتظاماً وأقل إيلاماً وقد تساعد في علاج أعراض ما قبل الدورة الشهرية. لن يحميك من الأمراض المنقولة جنسياً ويجب تناوله حسب التوجيهات لمنع الحمل.

Directions

Following the prescribed dosage and directions is crucial to ensure the effectiveness of Femodette tablets. It is generally recommended to take one tablet orally at the same time every day, ideally with a glass of water. It's advisable to begin your first pack of Femodette tablets on the first day of your menstrual cycle. For continuous protection, you should complete the entire pack, including the placebo tablets, before starting a new pack.
If you miss a tablet or take it more than 12 hours later than usual, additional contraceptive measures may be required. Consult your healthcare provider for guidance on how to proceed. Remember that the success of Femodette as a contraceptive relies on consistent and correct usage.

Ingredients

Femodette tablets contain two active ingredients: ethinylestradiol and gestodene. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic form of estrogen, while gestodene is a synthetic progestogen. The harmonious interaction between these hormones is responsible for the contraceptive effect of Femodette.
Each active tablet of Femodette contains a specific dosage of ethinylestradiol and gestodene. The precise balance of these hormones is crucial for the pill's efficacy in preventing pregnancy.

Side Effects

As with any medication, Femodette may cause side effects in some individuals. Common side effects include:
- Nausea
- Breast tenderness
- Changes in menstrual bleeding patterns
- Headache
- Mood swings
Most of these side effects are mild and tend to subside as your body adjusts to the medication. However, if any of these symptoms persist or worsen, it's important to consult your healthcare provider.

Warnings

While Femodette is a highly effective contraceptive option, it's essential to be aware of potential risks and warnings associated with its usage. Certain factors may increase the risk of serious side effects, including:
- Smoking, especially in women over 35 years old
- History of blood clots or related disorders
- High blood pressure
- Obesity
- Diabetes
- Migraine headaches with aura
It's crucial to have an open and honest discussion with your healthcare provider before starting Femodette or any other contraceptive. They will assess your medical history and help determine if Femodette is a suitable option for you.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on 24 أغسطس 2023, 3:30 pm

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FAQs

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How effective is Femodette at preventing pregnancy?

When used consistently and correctly, Femodette is a highly effective form of contraception. However, no method is 100% foolproof. Its efficacy depends on following the prescribed dosage and directions.

Can I use Femodette for reasons other than contraception?

While Femodette is primarily used as a contraceptive, healthcare providers sometimes prescribe it for other medical conditions, such as managing irregular menstrual cycles or alleviating certain symptoms. Consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice.

How do I know if Femodette is right for me?

Deciding if Femodette is suitable for you involves discussing your individual health profile with a healthcare provider. They can provide tailored guidance based on your medical history, lifestyle, and contraceptive needs.

Can I use Femodette with alcohol?

While alcohol consumption does not directly affect the efficacy of Femodette, it may exacerbate side effects. It's advisable to drink alcohol in moderation and consult your healthcare provider if you have concerns.

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