Gedarel is an oral contraceptive which consists of combined oestrogen and progestogen hormones to alter the effect of natural hormones in the body, therefore, preventing pregnancy. Gedarel pill, if taken correctly, is one the most effective forms of contraception for women; however, it does not prevent the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases.
Gedarel 30 ingredients include Ethinylestradiol and Desogestrel.
Benefits of Gedarel contraceptive pill:
Gedarel is almost as effective as birth control methods.
Gedarel pill doesn’t interrupt sex.
The effects of Gedarel pill are completely reversible. It doesn’t affect fertility in the long run.
Gedarel regulates period and reduces period pain and bloating in most women.
If you start taking Gedarel with the onset of your period and continue for five days, you will be immediately protected against pregnancy. However, if you start medication after your period (given that you are not pregnant), it will start working after at least seven days.
Gedarel pills may not be effective if you are suffering from Diarrhoea or vomiting.
Gedarel contraceptive pill stops you from getting pregnant in three ways:
It prevents ovulation, i.e., the release of an egg from ovaries.
It almost stops sperms from reaching an egg by thickening the blood at the opening of the womb.
It alters the womb lining so that the fertilised egg cannot implant itself in the womb.
Gedarel contraceptive can be stopped at any time. The effects are reversed, i.e., you can get pregnant again as soon as you stop to take the pill.
You can buy Gedarel online or over the counter only with a prescription from a doctor. But with MedsNow, you can consult a certified and experienced doctor from right where you are, get a prescription, and order Gedarel birth control medication – all online.
Follow these Gedarel dosage instructions:
Take one Gedarel pill every day at the same time for 21 days.
After finishing a strip of 21 tablets, take a break of 7 days. During this 7-day break, you may get your monthly period.
Resume the medication on the 8th day, following the same routine, even if you are menstruating.
Note: Take the first pill from the strip on the first day of your monthly periods.
Gedarel 30 – The highest dose that is suitable for the majority of women, Gedarel 30 consists of 150 mcg of desogestrel and 20 mcg of ethinylestradiol.
Gedarel 20 – The lowest dose which works well in women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms – women getting periods but also experiencing menopausal symptoms. Gedarel 20 consists of 150mcg of desogestrel and 20 mcg of ethinylestradiol.
Dosage – One Gedarel pill every day for three weeks
Women with these conditions should not take Gedarel pills:
A blood clot or a blood clot disorder
Heart conditions or stroke symptoms
High blood pressure and fat level
Liver tumour or disease
Migraine with aura
Inflammation of pancreas
History of breast or cervical cancer
Do not take Gedarel also when:
You have become pregnant.
You are allergic to Gedarel ingredients.
Some women may experience Gedarel pill side effects, such as:
Vomiting and Diarrhoea
Blood clots (in leg, lung, heart, liver, stomach, intestine)
Irregular vaginal bleeding
Before taking Gedarel contraceptive, share your entire medical history with your doctor and get necessary tests done, if suggested.
Seek urgent medical help if you notice any signs of a blood clot. Though the chances of getting blood clots is low, it is important to consult your doctor if you notice one or more symptoms, such as:
Pain or swelling in leg or foot
Change in the colour of the leg or foot
Breathlessness or sharp chest pain
Severe pain in the stomach
Check with your doctor if you should go for Gedarel birth control if you are already on any of these drugs:
Tizanidine (for muscle spasticity)
Ciclosporin (after drug of transplant surgery)
Some antibiotics – especially Rifabutin and Rifampicin – used to treat Tuberculosis)
Isotretinoin (acne treatment)
St John's Wort
Levothyroxine (a drug to treat underactive thyroid)
Here’s what to do in case of Gedarel missed pill:
If you miss one pill in the strip, you will most likely still be protected against pregnancy. Take the next pill as soon as you remember.
If you miss more than one pill in the strip, use emergency contraception while having sex. Speak to your doctor for any further advice.
If you miss the Gedarel pill on the first day after the seven pill-free days, start taking the pill as soon as you remember. Use condoms for seven days.
Any severe cases of Gedarel overdose have not been reported yet. However, taking too many Gedarel pills may result in these symptoms:
Slight vaginal bleeding in young women
Does Gedarel cause weight gain?
According to various studies, there has been no evidence of weight gain due to birth control treatments. Any gain in weight on starting Gedarel contraceptive pills may be minimal; weight gained may shed within 2 to 3 weeks.
How to store Gedarel?
Keep Gedarel pills out of children’s reach.
Do not exceed the use of a strip beyond the expiration date.
Store in the original Gedarel packing below 30-degree Celsius.
Check with your doctor where you can dispose of Gedarel pills you are no longer using.
Will Gedarel protect me from STIs?
No, Gedarel does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
What if I am sick after taking the pill?
Contact your doctor if you experience any severe side effects or sickness after taking the pill.
Will it affect my fertility?
The effects of Gedarel contraceptive pills are reversible. It does not affect your fertility in the long run.
I Smoke - will Gedarel affect my periods?
Smoking doesn’t affect birth control with Gedarel. However, some smokers may experience mild side effects, such as:
Anxiety or nervousness
Rare side effects include skin disorders, blood clots, stroke, and allergic reactions.
Does Gedarel cause blood clots?
The chances of blood clots with Gedarel pills are extremely low.
Can I use Gedarel when breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding women shouldn’t start taking Gedarel until six weeks after giving birth.
Will Gedarel affect my mood?
Gedarel may cause mood swings in some women.
Do I still need to use condoms if I am on Gedarel pills?
If you’re taking pills regularly, without missing any, and taking breaks on time, you do not need to use condoms. If you are vomiting or have diarrhoea, use condoms.
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