Gynocept: a contraceptive patch
Gynocept tablets are used to prevent pregnancy, and below we learn about its components, indications and contraindications for use, its relationship to lactation, and more other information that you may be interested in knowing before use.
- This medicine is available as tablets to be taken by mouth.
- It contains the two active ingredients, gestodene and ethinyl estradiol.
- It is used as a method of contraception.
- You should consult a doctor before use to determine its suitability for the condition.
Genocep contraceptive pill ingredients
gestodene (gestodene): It is a laboratory-made substance that mimics the effect of the female sex hormone known as progesterone, which is naturally secreted by the body. One tablet contains a concentration of 0.075 mg of this substance.
ethinyl estradiol (ethinylestradiol): It is also a laboratory-made substance that mimics the effect of the female sex hormone known as estrogen, which is naturally secreted by the body. One tablet contains a concentration of 0.03 mg of this substance.
These two substances work to prevent pregnancy by three mechanisms, namely:
- Preventing the release of an egg from the ovary.
- Increasing the density of cervical secretions, which makes it difficult for sperm to reach the uterus, and thus does not belong to the egg.
- Reducing the thickness of the lining of the uterus, which is required for the implantation of the egg and the completion of the stages of pregnancy.
Indications for the use of genocept rivet
These pills belong to a class of medicines known as combined pills, which contain two active substances that are similar to the female sex hormones in the body (estrogen and progesterone), and are used to prevent pregnancy.
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Genocept tablets dosage
The dosage and duration of use must be determined under the supervision of a doctor, and this drug should never be used without reviewing it to ensure its suitability for each individual woman.
The usual dose is 1 tablet daily for 21 days, followed by 7 days of rest or an interval between one dose and the next dose.
How to use Genocept birth control pills
It is recommended to take the tablets at the same time each day.
During the 7-day break, no other contraceptive precautions should be taken as long as the previous doses are adhered to.
Your period will usually start within a few days after the last dose.
You should start taking the dose after the seventh day, even if your period has not stopped.
It is recommended to take the first dose of the drug (if it is used for the first time or after a long break) on the first day of the cycle, but in the event of changing from other contraceptive pills to Genosept tablets; It must be started on the day immediately following the last dose of the other medicine, and the dose time may vary according to the type of tablets that you usually use, as determined by the doctor.
If you want to take this drug after giving birth, doctors usually prescribe it about 21 days after giving birth without having to wait for your period, but other methods of protection must be used during the first 7 days of taking the doses (such as using condoms) to avoid pregnancy during this period of time.
Genocep side effects
Taking Genosept tablets may cause some side effects, including:
- stomach pain.
- Sharp changes in mood.
- changes in sexual desire
- breast swelling
- cutaneous itching;
- Fluid retention inside the body.
You should stop using Gynosept tablets and consult a doctor as soon as possible if any severe or unknown side effects appear, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine, including swelling of the face or tongue, difficulty breathing, and severe itching.
It is forbidden to use this medicine in cases of:
- Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of this medicine.
- Pregnancy or attempts to conceive.
- Previous stroke, heart attack or stroke.
- Blood clotting (coagulation) disorders.
- Diabetes accompanied by severe disorders of blood vessels.
- High level of cholesterol in the blood.
- Having bouts of migraine headaches.
- Having breast cancer, either now or in the past.
- Severe liver disorders, present or in the past.
Genocep and lactation
Breastfeeding does not necessarily prevent pregnancy, as some believe, so many women may need to use appropriate contraceptive methods, but doctors do not usually recommend using Genocept tablets during the lactation period, and they may prescribe medications or other means according to each case, so you should see a doctor to choose The best way to ensure the safety of mother and infant.
Pharmacological interventions of Genosept
You should be careful and tell your doctor about the medications you usually use before using gynocept pills to avoid any harmful drug interactions, especially if you are using:
- other contraceptive medicines.
- hormonal drugs.
- Epilepsy treatments and sedatives such as phenytoin or barbiturates.
- Antivirals such as AIDS and hepatitis treatments.
- Antifungals such as itraconazole.
- Some antibiotics, such as rifampicin.
- Theophylline used for some respiratory patients.
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Do Genocept gain weight?
Yes, taking this medicine may cause weight gain with fluid retention in the body.
What are the side effects of Genocep?
Taking these tablets may cause some side effects, the most important of which are: headache, nausea, stomach pain, weight gain and fluid retention.
How long does the contraceptive pill take to take effect?
If you take the first dose of birth control pills within the first 5 days of starting your period, its effect in preventing pregnancy will begin immediately.
But if used at any other time, the contraceptive pill usually needs about 7 days to provide the required protection, and then other methods of contraception must be used – with the pills, such as using a condom – within a period of up to 7 days from taking the first dose.