- Conjugated Estrogens
- Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Desogestrel–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Levonorgestrel–Ethinyl Estradiol
What does Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol treat?
Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol is an oral contraceptive prescribed to prevent pregnancy. This acts by preventing the release of the egg from the ovary. It also thickens the mucus in the vagina and this prevents the sperm from reaching the egg. It also makes changes in the uterus lining so the fertilized egg cannot attach here easily. This may also be prescribed to treat acne in women over 14. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember, even if it means taking two pills a day.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with antibiotics, anticonvulsants and antihistamines. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be nausea, headache, dizziness, swelling of ankles, diarrhea, vomiting, back pain, weight gain and stomach cramps. Serious side effects are rare but may include irregular periods, worsening of migraines, unusual headaches, vision problems and more. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Can I take Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol?
- What is the dosage of Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol to be consumed?
- How should I use Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol?
- How will Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.