What is Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol) used for?
Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol) is an oral hormone replacement therapy prescribed to treat and manage the symptoms of menopause. It operates by raising reduced oestrogen levels to prevent osteoporosis, hot flashes, reduced sex drive, or vaginal dryness. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol)?
Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatments. The normal dosage is one tablet administered each day, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Avoid changing the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol)?
Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop taking the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as severe headaches, migraines, unusual swelling of the extremities, swelling of the legs, chest pain, numbness on one side of the body, symptoms of depression, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a lump appearing in the breast. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more complications from occurring.
Do not use Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have angina, known or suspected breast cancer, cardiac conditions, clotting disorders, hypertension, high triglyceride levels, diabetes, severe migraines, genital cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, lupus, or severe liver disease. Also discuss any conditions you have that may cause problems with treatment such as obesity, varicose veins, history of mental illness, decreased kidney or liver function, history of gallstones, inflammatory bowel disease, history of heart attack, or other blood disorders. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol) 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.
Lynoral (Ethinylestradiol) 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.