Ginette-35 Contraceptive Pill
Ginette-35 Pills (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinylestradiol Tablets) – Product Information
Ginette-35 is used as an oral contraceptive, and for treatment of symptoms associated with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) such as hirsutism (unwanted hair like beard and chest hair in women), moderate acne, and androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) in women after puberty.
Ginette-35 contains 2 mg of cyproterone acetate, and 0.035 mg of ethinylestradiol per pill.
Name of Drug
Ginette-35 This medicine is also known as Ginet, Ginette and Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinylestradiol tablets
Manufacturer of Ginette 35 Tablets (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinylestradiol Tablets)
Cipla Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredients contained in Ginette contraceptive pills are 2 mg cyproterone acetate, and 0.035 mg ethinylestradiol.
Mechanism of Action
Ginette-35 contraceptive pill contains two pharmaceutical ingredients, cyproterone acetate, and ethinylestradiol. Cyproterone acetate is an artificial derivative of 17-Hydroxyprogetrone which acts as an androgen receptor antagonist, and also weakly inhibits progesterone receptors.
Cyproterone acetate works synergistically with ethinylestradiol to prevent pregnancy by disallowing ripening of eggs in the ovaries, and by stopping ovulation. They also increase the thickness of cervical mucus, which makes it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb. They prevent thickening of endometrial tissue of the uterus, which is normally required for the implantation, and further growth of a fertilised egg.
Cyproterone acetate and ethylestradiol also inhibit androgen receptors, thus helping to maintain the normal male androgen levels in the female body. (Some amount of male androgen is present normally in a female body, as it helps develop pubic hair, prevents bone loss, helps in libido, and enhances production of oestrogen).
Thus by maintaining the male androgen levels in the female body by use of Ginette-35 helps prevent hirsutism, associated acne, and androgenic alopecia.
Uses of Ginette-35 (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinylestradiol Tablets)
Ginette-35 tablets are used as an oral contraceptive, and for symptomatic relief of conditions such as hirsutism, moderate acne, and androgenic alopecia presented in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
Ginette Contraceptive Pill – Dosage
Take one pill each day at the same time.
Finish the pack of 21 pills taking one pill each day, and have your seven day break (menstruation week) before starting the next pack of Ginet tablets.
Missed Dosage Instructions for Ginette-35 Contraceptive Pill
In case you miss one or more of your doses, please follow the instructions below: One pill missed
If you forget to take ONE pill, or start your new pack one day late, you should take the pill you missed as soon as possible, then continue taking the rest of the pack as normal. You will still be protected against pregnancy, and you don't need to use extra contraception. Two or more pills missed
If you forget to take TWO or more pills, or start your new pack two or more days late, you won't be protected against pregnancy. You should take the last pill you missed as soon as possible, forget the other missed ones and then continue to take your pills, one every day, as normal. You should either not have sex, or use an extra barrier method of contraception, e.g. condoms, for the next seven days.
If you had unprotected sex in the seven days before you missed pills, you may need emergency contraception (the morning after pill). Ask for medical advice.
If there are fewer than seven pills left in your pack after your last missed pill, you should finish the pack and then start a new pack straight away without a break. This means skipping your pill-free week.
If there are seven or more pills left in your pack after your last missed pill, you should finish the pack and have your seven day break as usual before starting the next pack.
If you are confused about any of this information, you can get individual advice for your circumstances from your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Ginette-35 Tablets (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinylestradiol Tablets)
Before using Ginette-35 contraceptive tablets please consult a physician, inform about all the medicines that you take including no prescription medications, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies, and get tested for any possible allergies to cyproterone acetate, or ethinylestradiol.
* Please consult a physician before taking Ginette-35 Contraceptive Pills, if you have a past history of breast cancer, cancer of uterus, any liver disease, high blood pressure, thromboembolic disorders (stroke), and heart attack.
* If you are suffering from diabetes, please consult a physician before taking Ginette-35 as it may affect the blood glucose levels on day to day basis.
* Consider medical help if you encounter any abnormal genital bleeding during the course of medication.
* DO NOT take Ginette-35 if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or if you are a nursing mother.
* Ginette-35 (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinylestradiol) does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Storage Instructions for Ginette-35 Tablets
Store Ginette-35 pills at a cool place (25-30 degree Celsius temperature).
Keep the pills away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Side Effects of Ginette-35 Tablets
Stop using Ginette-35, and consult a physician immediately, if after taking it any of the following mentioned signs of an allergic reaction are encountered: Hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. The other possible side effects of Ginette 35 contraceptive pills are given below:
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Breast tenderness, enlargement.
- Weight changes.
- Retention of water in the body tissues (fluid retention).
- Vaginal thrush (candidiasis).
- Change in menstrual bleeding.
- Menstrual spotting, or breakthrough bleeding.
- Skin reactions.
- Decreased sex drive.
- Rise in blood pressure.
- Irregular brown patches on the skin, usually of the face (chloasma).
- Steepening of corneal curvature which may make contact lenses uncomfortable.
- Disturbance in liver function.
- Blood clots in the blood vessels (DVT, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and stroke).
Ginette-35 Contraceptive Pills (Cyproterone Acetate and Ethinylestradiol Tablets) – Drug Interactions
Dose adjustments of the following mentioned drugs is necessary if being taken with Ginette-35:
* Anticonvulsants such as Phenytoin, and Carbamazepine
* Antibiotics such as rifampicin, rifabutin, nevirapine, and penicillins.
* Antifungal griseofulvin.
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This Product was added to our catalogue on Friday, 22. March 2013.
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