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    What is Elinest?

    Elinest Tablet is used for Prevention of pregnancy, Prevent pregnancy, Decrease pain and blood loss from a certain menstrual condition and other conditions. Elinest Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Elinest Tablet contains Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestrel as active ingredients.
    Elinest Tablet works by inhibiting the ovulation; changing the womb and cervical mucus to interrupt egg and sperm meeting;
    Novast Labs manufactures Elinest Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Elinest Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Elinest Tablet Uses

    Elinest Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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    Elinest Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Elinest Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1

    Elinest Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Elinest 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.

    Elinest Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Elinest 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.
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    Elinest Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Elinest 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.
    • Abnormal breast exam
    • Age above 35 years
    • Asthma
    • Avoid smoking during drug intake
    • Breast cancer
    • Consult a doctor if you have diabetes, obesity, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, mild hypertension, migraine, mental illness or gallbladder disease
    References: 1, 1

    Elinest Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Elinest 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. Elinest Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Acitretin
    • Aminoglutethimide
    • Carbamazepine
    • Dicoumarol
    • Hydrocortisone
    • Isotretinoin
    References: 1
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    Elinest Tablet - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Elinest Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Elinest Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Active liver disease
    • Allergic reactions
    • Avoid postoperative thromboembolism
    • Coronary and cerebrovascular diseases or a history of it
    • History of jaundice during past pregnancy
    • Hyperlipidaemia
    References: 1
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    Where to Buy Elinest Tablet

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    Elinest Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Elinest Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Ethinyl Estradiol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Norgestrel: No
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    • Is Elinest Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
      • Ethinyl Estradiol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Norgestrel: No
      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 Elinest 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 Elinest 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 Elinest 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: 2, 3, 4, 5

    Overdosage of Elinest 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 Elinest 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: 6, 7, 8

    Storage of Elinest 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 Elinest Tablet.
    References: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Expired Elinest Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Elinest 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: 13, 14

    Dosage Information

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

    Questions - Elinest Tablet

    Elinest (combination of ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) can cause weight change (gain or loss). It is a combination of progesterone and estrogen and comes under the category of oral contraceptives. It is used to prevent pregnancy by stopping the ovulation and also used to treat acne by decreasing the amount of various natural substances present in the body. It also improves the lining of the uterus to prevent pregnancy from developing and change the mucus at the cervix (opening of the uterus) to block sperm from entering.
    
    Oral contraceptives are very effective method of birth control, but they do not stop the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS]) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
    
    According to a study published in 2014 in the Journal of Women’s Health, an increase in weight with the use of oral contraceptives like Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel was found but a decrease in weight was also found in obese women.
    
    Various other adverse effects of Elinest are stomach cramps or bloating, vomiting, dizziness, constipation, depression, acne, breast tenderness, stomach irritation, swelling, redness of vagina, headache, painful or missed periods, and acne.
    
    So, if you are concerned about weight change while using Elinest, consult your healthcare provider.
    
    References
    1. Mayeda ER, Torgal AH, Westhoff CL. Weight and Body Composition Changes During Oral Contraceptive Use in Obese and Normal Weight Women. Journal of Women’s Health. 2014;23(1):38-43. URL: Accessed November 22, 2017
    2. MedlinePlus Estrogen and Progestin (Oral Contraceptives) URL: Accessed November 22, 2017
    3. DAILYMED LABEL: ELINEST - norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol URL:/ Accessed November 22, 2017
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    Elinest Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Elinest Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Elinest Tablet - Packages: 0.3MG, 0.03MG

    Elinest Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Elinest Tablet - Demographic Information

    References

    1. DailyMed LABEL: AUBRA - levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 12/17/16)
    2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    13. 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.
    14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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