If any of the conditions/risk factors mentioned as follows is present, the benefits of progestogen use should be weighed against the possible risk for each individual woman and discussed with the woman before she decides to start with levonorgestrel. In the event of aggravation, exacerbation or first appearance of any of these conditions, the woman should contact her physician.
The risk of breast cancer increases in general with increasing age. During the use of oral contraceptives the risk of having breast cancer diagnosed is slightly increased. The increased risk disappears gradually within 10 years after discontinuation of oral contraceptives use and is not related to the duration of use, but to the age of the woman.
Chloasma may occasionally occur, especially in women with a history of chloasmagravidarum.
Women with a tendency to chloasma should avoid exposure to the sun or ultraviolet radiation whilst taking Lydia Lacta.
Although progestogens may have an effect on peripheral insulin resistance and glucose tolerance; there is no evidence for a need to alter the therapeutic regimen in diabetics using progestogen-only pills. However, diabetic patients should be carefully observed while taking progestogen-only pills.
Medical examination/Consultation: Before prescription, a thorough case history should be taken and a thorough gynecological examination is recommended to exclude pregnancy. Bleeding disturbances, such as oligomenorrhoea and amenorrhoea should be investigated before depends on the circumstances in each individual case. Lydia Lacta does not protect against HIV (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Effect on Ability to Drive and Use Machines: On the basis of Pharmacodynamic profile, Lydia Lacta is expected to have no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.