Elestra, Ethinyl Estradiol/ Cyproterone

Elestra works to inhibit ovulation. Elestra is also used as hormone replacement therapy.

Elestra

Ethinyl Estradiol/ Cyproterone

Elestra

21

Macleods

Tablets

Ethinyl Estradiol 0.035 mg / Cyproterone 2 mg

Ethinyl Estradiol

Uses
Ethinyl Estradiol is used for contraception, it is also used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis, prostate cancer, hormone replacement therapy (hrt) and failure of ovarian development.
How it Works
Ethinyl estradiol is known as an estrogen. Ethinyl Estradiol is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone in the body and it helps in development and maintenance of menstrual cycle. In post-menopausal women, Ethinyl Estradiol works by reducing the post-menopausal symptoms and risk of weakening bones and bone fracture.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Ethinyl estradiol may suffer from such side effects; Headache, Nausea, Mood changes, Change in body weight, Abdominal pain, Breast enlargement, Metrorrhagia, Breast tenderness, Edema, Fibroid, Sexual dysfunction

Cyproterone

Uses
Cyproterone acetate is used in the treatment of androgen-related conditions like acne, hirsutism or excessive hair growth, early-onset puberty, and prostate cancer, as a component of hormone therapy for transgender women, and in oral contraceptives as well.
How it Works
Cyproterone acetate is known as an antiandrogen and progestogen.Cyproterone acetate blocks the effects of androgens like testosterone in the body, Cyproterone acetate works by preventing it from interacting with the androgen receptor (AR), and by reducing the production by the gonads and lowering the concentrations in the body.Cyproterone acetate has progesterone-like effects by activating the progesterone receptor as well.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Cyproterone acetate may suffer from such side effects; Hair loss, Impotence, Increase in bowel movements and loose stools, Increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight, Loss of strength or energy, Reduced (or increased) sexual interest, Skin bleeding, Blistering, Discoloration, Swelling of the breasts, Breast soreness, Unusual increase in hair growth, Weight gain

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