Ethinyl estradiol

 

Application: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), menstrual problems

 

 

Ethinyl estradiol drug information

Contraindications to the use of ethinyl estradiol

Drug Interaction Ethinyl Estradiol

Tips to consider before taking ethinyl estradiol

Possible side effects of ethinyl estradiol

How to store ethinyl estradiol

 

 

 

 

Ethinyl estradiol drug information

Drug Information: Ethinyl estradiol is a female estrogen hormone made by humans. It is prescribed to treat menstrual problems and reduce menopausal symptoms. It is usually given in combination with another female hormone called progesterone.

Ethinyl estradiol is used to supplement or replace the body's natural estrogen. It is prescribed to relieve many menopausal problems such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. It also protects against osteoporosis (although other treatments are often preferred). Ethinyl estradiol is also used in contraceptives.

 

Contraindications to the use of ethinyl estradiol

  • Do not use ethinyl estradiol for contraception.
  • Note the expiration date of ethinyl estradiol and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
  • Never give ethinyl estradiol to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor. Because you have low blood sugar.
  • Check for drug interactions with ethinyl estradiol and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.

 

Drug Interaction Ethinyl Estradiol

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking ethinyl estradiol

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ethinyl estradiol:

  • If you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • If you have a history of unusual vaginal bleeding or problems with the uterus, such as fibroids, endometriosis, or endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine wall).
  • If you or a close family member has a blood clot problem in your blood vessels.
  • If you have breast cancer or any lumps in your breast, or if close family members have ever had breast cancer.
  • If you have any liver problems.
  • If you have a history of depression.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
  • If your blood prolactin level is high (hyperprolactinemia).
  • If you or a family member has high blood fats.
  • If you have problems during pregnancy such as severe itching and blistering of the skin, jaundice or any involuntary muscle movements.
  • If you have any conditions such as diabetes mellitus, gallstones, migraines, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus erythematosus (SLE) or porphyria.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Possible side effects of ethinyl estradiol

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Feeling sick, headache, dry eye, abdominal pain, bloating, weight changes, breast tenderness, fluid retention, skin rash, changes in libido, mood swings, leg cramps, high blood pressure, kidney stones Menstrual bleeding or spotting

Important Note: If you have any of the following symptoms, do not continue to take the medicine and see a doctor immediately:

  • Sudden chest pain
  • Sudden shortness of breath (or bloody cough)
  • Swelling or pain in the leg
  • Unexpected severe headache
  • Jaundice

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of ethinyl estradiol.

 

How to store ethinyl estradiol

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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