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Overview

Femilon Tablet is used for Prevention of pregnancy, Prevent pregnancy, Pregnancy prevention, Oral contraception, Menopause, Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Puberty delay in girls, Acne, Recurrent abortion, Painful menstruation and other conditions. Femilon Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Femilon Tablet contains Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol as active ingredients.
Femilon Tablet works by inhibiting the ovulation; inhibiting the ovulation;
Detailed information related to Femilon Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Uses

Femilon Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Femilon Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
Learn more: Side-effects

Precautions

Before using Femilon Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Age above 35 years
  • Avoid smoking during drug intake
  • Avoid taking it, if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
  • Consult a doctor if you have diabetes, obesity, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, mild hypertension, migraine, mental illness or gallbladder disease
  • Do not take, if you have a Blood clots in a blood vessel or the lungs or any unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Does not protect against sexuall transmitted diseases
  • Have regular breast and gynecology exams while on this medication
  • If you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients of this medicine
  • If you are changing from a combined pill, vaginal ring, or transdermal patch, start it at the latest the day following any break free period or on the day itself if you had no break free period
  • If you are not using hormonal contraception at present or in the past month take your first pack of this drug on the first day of your period

Interactions with Femilon Tablet

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Femilon Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Femilon Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Aminoglutethimide
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Carbamazepine
  • Dicoumarol
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenobarbitone
  • Phenytoin
  • Prednisolone
  • Primidone
Learn more: Interactions

When not to use Femilon Tablet

Hypersensitivity to Femilon Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Femilon Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Active liver disease
  • Avoid postoperative thromboembolism
  • Blood clots within the blood vessels of the eye
  • Breast cancer
  • Coronary and cerebrovascular diseases or a history of it
  • Depression
  • Disease of the gallbladder
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Heart attack
  • High amount of triglyceride in the blood
Learn more: Contraindications

Composition and Active Ingredients

Femilon Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Packages and Strengths

Femilon Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Femilon Tablet - Packages: 21 Tablet
Femilon Tablet - Strengths: 0.02+0.15, 0.02MG+0.15MG

Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Femilon Tablet safe to use when pregnant?
    • Ethinyl Estradiol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Desogestrel: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Femilon Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
    • Ethinyl Estradiol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Desogestrel: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Femilon Tablet be used for prevention of pregnancy and prevent pregnancy?
    Yes, prevention of pregnancy and prevent pregnancy are among the most common reported uses for Femilon Tablet. Please do not use Femilon Tablet for prevention of pregnancy and prevent pregnancy without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Femilon Tablet.
  • How long do I need to use Femilon Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported same day and 1 month as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Femilon Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Femilon Tablet.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Femilon Tablet?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported once a day and other as the most common frequency of using Femilon Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Femilon Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Femilon Tablet.
  • Should I use Femilon Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
    TabletWise.com website users have most commonly reported using Femilon Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should use this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Femilon Tablet.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using this product?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Femilon Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Femilon Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can i stop using this product immediately or do I have to slowly ween off the use?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Femilon Tablet

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Femilon Tablet

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Femilon Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Femilon Tablet

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Femilon Tablet.

Expired Femilon Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Femilon Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 8/01/2018.
This page provides information for Femilon Tablet in English.
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