Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone)
What is Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone) used for?
Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone) is an oral contraceptive used by women to prevent pregnancy. It operates by adjusting hormone levels in the body to prevent the release of an egg from the ovaries greatly reducing the chances of fertilization. This treatment also changes the uterine and cervical linings to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone)?
Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone) needs to be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the most effective results from treatment. One tablet should be taken each day beginning on the first day of menstruation. Follow the calendar packaging to make sure you are taking the correct tablet as the hormone content of each may differ greatly. Always complete the cycle and begin again as instructed by your doctor. The tablets should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal may be suggested prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Never split or chew the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone)?
Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone) may cause side effects in some women such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms while using the medication such as severe headaches, swelling of the legs, swelling of the extremities, symptoms of depression, numbness on one side of the body, severe stomach pain, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a lump appearing in the breast. These conditions may require reduced dosage or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone) if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have angina, cardiac conditions, known or suspected breast cancer, clotting conditions, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, unexplained vaginal bleeding, genital cancer, gallstones, history of jaundice, porphyrias, or reduced liver or kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have any conditions that can cause complications with treatment including history of breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, history of heart attack, mental illness, migraines, gallstones, varicose veins, inflammatory bowel disease, or a history of liver disease. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Crisanta (Ethinylestradiol IP/Drospirenone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.