Lydia Rosa

Lydia Rosa

ferrous fumarate

norgestrel + ethinylestradiol




Full Prescribing Info
Norgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, ferrous fumarate.
The 21 white active tablets contain 0.3 mg Norgestrel BP and 0.03 mg Ethinyl Estradiol BP each. The 7 brown inert tablets contain 75 mg Ferrous Fumarate each.
Low dose oral contraceptive.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Directions: Take the first white pill on day 1 of menstruation. Take it with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset. Lydia Rosa should be taken daily at the same time each day.
Take the white pills for 21 days.
Start taking the brown pills once daily for 7 days after finishing the white pills.
Menstruation should start while the patient is taking the brown pill. Do not discontinue the brown pill if this happens. The patient must take all 7 pills. If menstruation does not start during this time, please consult the doctor for the chances of being pregnant.
Once the patient completes the 7 brown pills, start a new pack of Lydia Rosa as directed.
Missed Dose: If the patient forgets to take one dose, take the dose as soon as she remembers, and take the next dose at the regular time.
If the patient forgets to take 2 doses, take 2 doses when she remembers and the dose for that day. Then use a back-up method of birth control until the next period.
Please continue regularly with a new pack, as directed, once the previous pack is complete.
Over dosage may cause nausea, vomiting, and fatigue/drowsiness. Withdrawal bleeding may occur in females. In case of over dosage, contact the health-care professional or pharmacist.
Special Precautions
Missed periods and use of oral contraceptives before or during early pregnancy. There may be times when the patient may not menstruate regularly after she has completed taking a cycle of pills. If the patient has taken the pills regularly and miss one menstrual period, continue taking the pills for the next cycle but be sure to inform the health-care professional. If the patient has not taken the pills daily as instructed and missed a menstrual period, or if the patient missed two consecutive menstrual periods, she may be pregnant. Check with the health-care professional immediately to determine whether the patient is pregnant. Stop taking oral contraceptives if pregnancy is confirmed.
If the patient is breast-feeding, consult the health-care professional before starting oral contraceptives. Some of the drug will be passed on to the child in the milk. If possible, do not use oral contraceptives while breast-feeding.
If the patient is scheduled for any laboratory tests, tell the health-care professional that she is taking birth-control pills. Certain blood tests may be affected by birth-control pills.
This product (like all oral contraceptives) is intended to prevent pregnancy. It does not protect against transmission of HIV (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and syphilis.
Rosa can be a risk factor to following conditions: Rash; Vaginal infections; Inflammation of the pancreas; Melasma.
Side Effects
Irregular vaginal bleeding; Fluid retention/edema; Nausea; Breast tenderness; Change in appetite; Headache; Nervousness; Depression; Dizziness; Loss of scalp hair; Allergic reactions.
Drug Interactions
Certain drugs may interact with birth-control pills to make them less effective in preventing pregnancy or cause an increase in breakthrough bleeding. Such drugs include rifampin, drugs used for epilepsy such as barbiturates (for example, phenobarbital) and phenytoin, primidone, topiramate, carbamazepine, phenylbutazone, some drugs used for HIV or AIDS such as ritonavir, modafinil, possibly certain antibiotics (such as ampicillin and other penicillins, and tetracyclines), and herbal products containing St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum). You may also need to use a nonhormonal method of contraception (such as condoms and/or spermicide) during any cycle in which you take drugs that can make oral contraceptives less effective.
Store in a cool (below 30°C), dry place.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
B03AA02 - ferrous fumarate ; Belongs to the class of oral iron bivalent preparations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
G03AA06 - norgestrel and ethinylestradiol ; Belongs to the class of progestogens and estrogens in fixed combinations. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Tab 28's.
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