Triquilar, Levonorgestrel/ Ethinyl Estradiol

Triquilar (Levonorgestrel/ Ethinyl Estradiol) is prescribed to help prevent pregnancy.

Triquilar

Levonorgestrel/ Ethinyl Estradiol

Triquilar

21 (6 + 5 + 10)

Bayer Schering, Zydus Cadila

Tablet

6 tab (Levonorgestrel 0.05 mg / Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg) + 5 tab (Levonorgestrel 0.075 mg / Ethinyl Estradiol 0.04 mg) + 10 tab (Levonorgestrel 0.125 mg / Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg)

India

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

Levonorgestrel

Uses
Levonorgestrel is used as a contraceptive
How it Works
Levonorgestrel works by thickening the mucus made by the cervix, which makes it very difficult for sperm to travel through the cervix and into the womb in order to fertilise an egg. Levonorgestrel also affects the lining of the womb so that it does not become thick enough for an egg to attach to and grow.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Levonorgestrel may suffer from such side effects; Vomiting, Abnormal period, Irregular bleeding or spotting, Tender breasts, Headaches, Lower abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Adrenal insufficiency, Rash, Vaginal discharge, Headache, Dizziness, Back pain, Increased appetite, Decreased libido, Hair loss, Fatigue
Introduction
Triquilar is an oral contraceptive pill, which is used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. This medicine suppresses ovulation, preventing the eggs to fertilize thus helping in birth control. Continuous use of this medicine results in regular periods and a less painful menstrual cycle. It is a hormonal contraceptive drug and it mainly produces mucus in the area of uterine, which prevents sperm from penetrating the ovum. The medicine should ideally be stored at temperatures between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Use
This drug is a contraceptive pill that is used for birth control. It is a combination of two hormones, Ethinylestradiol and Levonorgestrel. These hormones work together to control pregnancy. This drug prevents normal menstrual cycles, suppresses the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), and prevents egg maturation. It also makes the cervical mucus very thick, which blocks the sperm from entering and fertilizing the egg, thereby preventing pregnancy.
Dosage and administration
Each pack consists of 21 tablets. It is divided into 3 doses. It contains 6 light brown tablets of Levonorgestrel 0.05 mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.03 mg, 5 small white tablets of Levonorgestrel 0.075 mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.04 mg, and 10 ochreous tablets of Levonorgestrel 0.125 mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.03 mg. For the first 6 days, the light brown tablets are used. From day 7 to 11, the white tablets are taken once a day followed by the 10 remaining ochreous tablets that are to be taken during the last 10 days of the 3 week schedule. Once the 3 week medication schedule is completed, stop taking the pills for 7 days and begin the next medication schedule as prescribed by the doctor.
Warning
Inform the doctor if have any existing or past allergies to any substances as the medication may have such substances in its composition. In case you experience any allergies or discomfort while using this medication, stop using this medication and consult the doctor immediately.Avoid using this medication if the you are suffering or have suffered from blood clots.Avoid using this medication if the you are suffering or have suffered from high blood pressure.If you suffer from frequent mood swings or depression, inform the doctor regarding your condition before being prescribed this medication.Avoid consuming alcohol and tobacco while on this medication as they may lead to severe adverse effects on the heart or stomach bleeding.
Side effects
There are various side effects of using Triquilar. Some common side effects are listed below,Skin rashes and itching.Difficulty breathing.Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.Lumps in the breast.Difficulty sleeping.Prolonged weakness and fatigue in the muscles.Mood swings.Severe headaches and vomiting.Vaginal discharge.Severe pain in the stomach.Yellowing of the skin and eyes.

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