Azurette Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol and/or alternatives
Azurette 0.15/0.02mg, 0.01mgManufacturer: Watson Pharma Inc Source Country : United States
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Description of Azurette
Azurette is a combination medicine that uses synthesized forms of an estrogen and a progestin. You can buy Azurette as a birth control method or, in some cases, to treat the disease of ovaries with cysts.
Azurette prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation, which stops the release of eggs. It also changes the mucus that lines the cervix, which prevents sperm from reaching the uterus. Azurette also performs a third action by making the uterine lining unfit for a fertilized egg to latch on to. Your doctor may prescribe Azurette for other medical conditions as well.
Indications & Dosage of Azurette
Azurette is indicated for preventing pregnancy and also in regulating periods, reducing blood loss and treating painful periods, which is a condition known as dysmenorrhea. It is also indicated for reducing the risk of ovarian cysts.
If you buy Azurette on your doctor’s orders, you should follow only the specified dosage of this drug. Regardless of whether you have bought Azurette as a prescribed medicine or over-the-counter drug, you must read the patient information leaflet that comes along with the package beforehand. If you have any doubts related to the procedure, you may consult your doctor.
Each pack of Azurette contains 21 pills that contain the active synthetic hormones. There may also be 7 reminder pills that contain none of the hormones. It is important that you take each tablet as recommended by the manufacturer or prescribed by the doctor. This is because the amount of progestin and estrogen in the body and in each tablet changes according to different segments of the menstrual cycle. You may choose a time of day when you can take the pill, and continue taking one pill each day at around the same time.
Side Effects & Interactions of Azurette
Azurette may cause stomach cramps, bloating, headache, nausea, vomiting, vaginal irritation or discomfort, dizziness, breast enlargement or tenderness and increase in vaginal fluids. If you have acne, then you may find your acne worsening when you start taking Azurette. Spotting, which is vaginal bleeding between periods, may also occur along with missed or irregular periods. It is important that your doctor be informed if any of the above mentioned side effects become serious. If you miss your periods two times in a row, you must take a pregnancy test.
Serious side effects may also occur on taking Azurette. Some of them are given below:
- Changes in vaginal bleeding, like continuous spotting, missed periods and sudden heavy bleeding
- Problems wearing contact lenses
- Dark skin patches, also known as melasma
- Unwanted and unusual facial or body hair
- Weight changes
- Swelling of the feet or ankles
Azurette may interact with certain medicines, such as aromatose inhibitors, underactive thyroid medicines and HIV/AIDS drugs.
Warnings & Precautions of Azurette
You must not buy Azurette if you have previously suffered from an allergy to any synthetic form of estrogens or progestin. Your doctor must be made aware of your complete medical history before you buy Azurette.