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    What is Cyclafem 0.5/35?

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet is used for Prevention of pregnancy, Pregnancy prevention, Hormone replacement, Abnormal vaginal bleeding, Abnormal tissue growth outside uterus, Premenstrual syndrome and other conditions. Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet contains Ethinyl Estradiol and Norethindrone as active ingredients.
    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet works by inhibiting the ovulation; slowing the release of egg in the ovary;
    Vintage Pharms manufactures Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet Uses

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3
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    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1, 2

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 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.

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cyclafem 0.5/35 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.
    References: 1, 2
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    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Cyclafem 0.5/35 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 consuming the medication in pregnancy
    • Avoid smoking during drug intake
    • Avoid using in thromboembolic disorder
    • Consult a doctor if you have diabetes, obesity, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, mild hypertension, migraine, mental illness or gallbladder disease
    • Discontinue medication if there is partial or complete loss of vision
    References: 1, 1

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cyclafem 0.5/35 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. Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Aminoglutethimide
    • Carbamazepine
    • Cyclosporine A
    • Dicoumarol
    • Estrogens conjugated
    • Griseofulvin
    References: 1
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    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Active liver disease
    • Avoid postoperative thromboembolism
    • Blood clots in lung
    • Breast cancer
    • Chronic heart failure
    • Coronary and cerebrovascular diseases or a history of it
    References: 1
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    Where to Buy Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet

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    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Ethinyl Estradiol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Norethindrone: No
      References: 1
    • Is Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
      • Ethinyl Estradiol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Norethindrone: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 1
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Cyclafem 0.5/35 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 Cyclafem 0.5/35 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 it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      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 Cyclafem 0.5/35 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.
    References: 4, 5, 6, 7

    Overdosage of Cyclafem 0.5/35 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 Cyclafem 0.5/35 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.
    References: 8, 9, 10

    Storage of Cyclafem 0.5/35 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 Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet.
    References: 11, 12, 13, 14

    Expired Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Cyclafem 0.5/35 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.
    References: 15, 16

    Dosage Information

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

    Questions - Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet

    Yes, Cyclafem may cause weight gain. Cyclafem contains Ethinyl Estradiol and Norethindrone which is a combination of estrogen which is a female sex hormone, and another called progestin which is used to cure the symptoms of menopause like vaginal dryness, irritation, burning, hot flashes and to prevent thinning of the bones (osteoporosis). Cyclafem is a birth control pill used for contraception to prevent pregnancy. Taking Cyclafem can increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, or heart attack.
    
    Estrogen medications can cause a variety of common side effects including bloating, breast tenderness, skin irritation at the application site, nausea, swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention), vomiting, headache, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headache, pain. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
    
    Combination of oral contraceptives acts by suppression of gonadotropins. Although the primary mechanism of this action is inhibition of ovulation, due to which there are chances of weight gain and other alterations include changes in the cervical mucus (which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus) and the endometrium (which reduce the likelihood of implantation).
    
    A study published in DailyMed found that patients taking Cyclafem and other estrogens had a mean weight gain depending on drug, dose, and duration over the course of 6 months. However, the exact weight gain varied, depending on the estrogens used.
    
    If you're concerned about weight gain while taking Cyclafem, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.
    
    References
    1 DailyMed CYCLAFEM 1/35 - norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol URL: Accessed November 15, 2017
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    Yes, Cyclafem may cause weight gain. ortho tri cyclen contains Ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone which is a combination of estrogen which is a female sex hormone, and another female hormone called progestin which is used to cure the symptoms of menopause like vaginal dryness, irritation, burning, hot flashes and to prevent thinning of the bones (osteoporosis). The main division is between combined oral contraceptive pills, which contains both synthetic estrogens and progestogens, and progestogen-only pills.
    
     Estrogen medications can cause a variety of common side effects including chest pain or heavy feeling, sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body, sudden severe headache, confusion, pain in arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet or a breast lump, problems with vision, speech, pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headache, pain, swelling, or tenderness in your stomach, confusion, problems with memory or concentration.
    
     Combination of oral contraceptives acts by suppression of gonadotropins. Although the primary mechanism of this action is inhibition of ovulation, due to which there are chances of weight gain and other alterations include changes in the cervical mucus (which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus) and the endometrium (which reduce the likelihood of implantation).
    
     A study published by DailyMed data found that patients taking ortho Cyclafem and other estrogens had a mean weight gain depending on drug, dose, and duration over the course of 6 months. However, the exact weight gain varied, depending on the estrogens used.
    
     If you're concerned about weight gain while taking Cyclafem, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.
    
    References
    1 DailyMed CYCLAFEM 1/35- norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol URL: Accessed November 13, 2017
    2. DailyMed CYCLAFEM 1/35 - norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol URL: Accessed November 13, 2017
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    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Packages: 0.035MG, 0.5MG

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Cyclafem 0.5/35 Tablet - Demographic Information

    References

    1. DailyMed LABEL: AUBRA - levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 12/17/16)
    2. DailyMed LABEL: GILDAGIA- norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. MeSH Record Name: Norethindrone - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    5. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    7. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    8. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    14. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    15. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    16. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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