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Femilon Tablet

Manufacturer: Organon (India) Ltd
Medicine composition: Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 19, 2019

Femilon Tablet is a contraceptive which is used for prevention of pregnancy. This medication is not recommended for the patients who are below 18 years of age. It is recommended not to take Femilon Tablet if you are allergic to desogestrel, ethinyl estradiol, estrogen products, or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding or heart and blood vessel disorder.

Discuss with your doctor if you are allergic to any food items, or you are pregnant or breastfeeding or you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements.

Common side effects of Femilon Tablet include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, acne, rash, hair loss, abdominal pain, vaginal discharge with no odor.

  • contraception

    The medication is used to avoid unwanted pregnancy.
  • Allergy

    Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient present in Femilon Tablet.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Femilon Tablet should not be used during pregnancy.Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Femilon Tabletshould not be used during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Femilon Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. Skip your missed dose if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Femilon Tablet is a combination of Ethinyl Estradiol and Desogestrel. The former constituent is a semisynthetic estrogen which enters the cells and binds to the estrogen receptors and forms a complex that enters the cell nucleus and bind to the DNA. This activates the DNA transcription of genes that are involved in estrogenic cellular responses. The latter constituent of the medicine is progestin medication that is commonly found in birth control pills. The drug enters the cell passively and binds to the progesterone receptors found in the nucleus. This affects the gene transcription process.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    Discuss with your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including medicines obtained without prescription or herbal products.

Ques: What is Femilon Tablet?

Ans: Femilon Tablet is a medication which has Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by constricting the ovulation, constricting the ovulation. Femilon Tablet is used to treat conditions such as Failure of ovarian development, Avoid pregnancy, Inflammation of vagina, Recurrent miscarriage, Painful menses, Breast cancer, Menstrual pain, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Femilon Tablet?

Ans: Femilon Tablet is a medication which has Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by constricting the ovulation, constricting the ovulation. Femilon Tablet is used to treat conditions such as Failure of ovarian development, Avoid pregnancy, Inflammation of vagina, Recurrent miscarriage, Painful menses, Breast cancer, Menstrual pain, etc.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Femilon Tablet?

Ans: Femilon Tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Femilon Tablet which are as follows: Change in menstrual flow, Dizziness, Abdominal cramps, Nausea, Irregular or no periods, Acne, Cervical erosion, Hypertension, Emotional instability, Weight gain, Thrombophlebitis, Suppression of libido, Cephalalgia, Increase in weight, Abdominal cramping, Increase the risk of irregular bleeding, Hair loss, Blood pressure, Pulmonary embolism, Spotting, Amenorrhea, Anaphylactic reactions, and Cholestatic Jaundice. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Femilon Tablet.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Femilon Tablet?

Ans: Femilon Tablet should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: Can the use of Femilon cause nausea and vomiting?

Ans: Yes, Femilon tablet can cause nausea and vomiting. This medicine contains Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol as active ingredients in it and it can cause nausea and vomiting.

Ques: What is the recommended storage condition for Femilon?

Ans: Femilon should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. It is important to dispose unused medications and expired medications properly to avoid adverse effects.

Ques: Can Femilon Tablet be used for prevention of pregnancy and prevent pregnancy?

Ans: Yes, Femilon Tablet is used for prevention of pregnancy and prevent pregnancy.

Ques: How long do I need to use Femilon Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Femilon Tablet comes in a pack of 21, as dosage of 21 days one tablet per day. Patient should consult a doctor for the proper dosage and usage for this medication.
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About Femilon Tablet
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What are the interactions of Femilon Tablet ?
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