Each of 21 hormone tablets contains: Ethinyl estradiol 0.03mg, Levonorgestrel 0.125mg.
Each of 7 non-hormone tablets contains: Ferrous fumarate 75mg.
Each film-coated beige tablet contains: Levonorgestrel 0.125mg, Ethinylestradiol 0.03 mg.
Each film-coated brown tablet contains: Ferrous Fumarate 75 mg.
Each pill contains hormones, which prevent pregnancy by suppressing the release of the ovum (egg cell) from the ovaries.
What are the health benefits of oral contraceptive pills: Beside the prevention of pregnancy, regular use of oral contraceptives may provide some other benefits: Menstrual cycle may become more regular.
Menstrual pain may become less frequent and lighter.
Cysts in ovaries and benign cysts or lumps in breasts may occur less frequently.
Acute pelvic inflammatory diseases may occur less frequently.
It may provide protection against some forms of cancers of the ovaries and uterus.
How effective are oral contraceptive pills: Oral contraceptives or "birth control pills" are intended to prevent pregnancy. If they are taken correctly on schedule, the chance of becoming pregnant is very low.
Lydia Fine is an oral contraceptive. It is an easy, safe, effective and reversible contraception for women who want to delay their first pregnancy or space the next child. It is also a method for postponing a first pregnancy.
How should the patient use Lydia Fine: Lydia Fine is to be taken orally, in the order directed on the pack, at the same time on each day, preferably after the evening meal or before going to bed.
Start taking Lydia Fine on the 1st day of the menstrual period. Continue taking 1 pill a day without interruption for 28 days until the blister is empty.
Bleeding will usually occur after taking 2-3 brown pills. Start the next blister immediately even if the patient is still bleeding.
What to do if a pill is missed: Should the patient forget to take a pill at the time it was due to be taken, the missed pill should be taken as soon as remembered to take it.
Take another pill at the usual time even if it means taking 2 tablets on the same day.
Subsequent tablets should be taken at the usual time.
If more than 12 hours have passed, the contraceptive protection might be reduced and therefore it is advisable to use a supplementary contraceptive method (non oral).
Should the patient have forgotten 2 pills or more refer to the Doctor.
What to do if the patient misses a period: A missed period does not necessarily mean the patient is pregnant if she has followed the schedule correctly. Missed periods may occur occasionally with oral contraceptives.
If she has followed the schedule correctly and is missing a period, refer to the doctor before starting a new pack.
When should the patient not take Lydia Fine: The patient should not take Lydia Fine if she has: A suspected or confirmed pregnancy; Irregular unexplained vaginal bleeding; A breast-fed infant less than 6 months of age.
An oral contraceptive is contraindicated if the patient has any of the following conditions: Rifampicin treatment (anti-tuberculosis); History of heart attack/strokes/cardiac rhythm disorders/venous thrombosis/high blood pressure; Known or suspected cancer of the breasts or vagina/uterus; Diabetes, gallbladder/liver diseases; Allergies to any of the ingredients of Lydia Fine; Headaches with neurological symptoms.
If the patient buys Lydia Fine from market outlets, please consult a doctor within 3 months of use of Lydia Fine. Do consult a doctor before starting the pill if the patient: Is a smoker; Has migraine or epilepsy; Has severe skin allergy or asthma; Is over 40 years of age.
A yearly check-up with the Doctor is recommended.
Oral contraceptives do not protect against transmission of HIV (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting may occur in the first few months. It is usually temporary. However, should the bleeding occur more than once in one cycle or last more than a few days in a cycle, refer to the doctor.
The patient may also experience in the first few months a change in appetite and mood, tenderness of breasts, headache, nausea, dizziness, rash, but these symptoms are usually temporary and reversible. Should the side effects be severe or persist, refer to the doctor. In some women, the long-term use of oral contraceptive may lead to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack or venous thrombosis.
G03CA01 - ethinylestradiol ; Belongs to the class of natural and semisynthetic estrogens used in estrogenic hormone preparations.
Tab (21 beige & 7 brown) 28's.