Lynoral (Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral contraceptive remedy. It is used to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation. It also prevents symptoms of menopause and can be used in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.
General information
Lynoral (Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral contraceptive remedy. It is a synthetic oestrogen similar to estradiol produced in the ovaries. Chiefly it is used to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation. It averts conception by hampering a transport of sperm or eggs to the uterus. This medication prevents symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal irritation and dryness. It is also used in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.
Determine with your doctor a proper dose and intake schedule that best suits your case. Take this medication exactly as your doctor has prescribed it. You must carefully follow all directions. Avoid exceeding your dose, give up taking the medication without your doctor’s permission or taking it longer than was advised.
Immediately notify your doctor in case you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or nursing a baby. A category of smoking patients or women that are over 35 years old are more inclined to suffer from an adverse drug response.
This medication is contraindicated in women who are pregnant or plan to be pregnant as it may cause harm to the unborn child.
Possible side effect
The most common side effects include nausea, retching, digestive upsets (diarrhea), giddiness, mastalgia, fatigue, headache, mental or mood changes, depression, chest pain, sleeping disorder, hair loss, allergic reaction (urticaria), and vaginitis. More severe side effects are: migraines, abdominal cramps, icterus, uterine bleeding, legs or groin pain, breathing trouble.
Drug interactions
Lynoral may interact with a class of medicines used to treat hypertension, diuretics. Avoid using this medication concurrently with antibiotics and anticonvulsants as it may reduce oral contraceptives’ effectiveness.
Missed dose
In case you have missed to take a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible and then resume your regular dosing schedule. Thereby, it is possible to take 2 pills per day. Use any alternative contraceptive remedies (spermicides, condoms) during a week in case you have missed two intakes in succession.
If you suspect you have used too much of this medication, seek emergency medical attention right away. You must do this even if symptoms of discomfort or poisoning haven’t been indicated at once. You may need urgent medical attention. The most common symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, vertigo, faintness.
Store this product in a dry tight container away from sunlight, heat and moisture at room temperature between 15-30 C (or 59-86 F). Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep this product out of the reach of children and pets.
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