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Gildagia Review


Gildagia is a monophasic progestin-gestagen medication. The drug is prescribed for birth control.

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Indications for use

Gildagia is prescribed for an oral contraception.

Mechanism of action

Gildagia is a low dose combined monophasic oral hormonal contraceptive which includes ethinylestradiol and norethisterone.

The contraceptive effect is maintained due to the suppression of ovulation, increased viscosity of the cervical secretion. There are also changes in the endometrium state.

During the application of Gildagia, the menstrual cycle becomes more steady causing less pain. It becomes less frequent, and the risk of iron deficiency anemia is decreased.

Mode of application and dosage

For a proper contraceptive effect, Gildagia is taken within 28 days without any breaks. The pill is intended for a daily use at one and the same time. It is washed down with a full glass of water. When the latest 7 pills are taken the menstruation will come.

Contraindications

  • Thrombosis (venous and arterial);
  • Conditions preceding thrombosis (including transitory ischaemic attacks, auricular fibrillation, angina pectoris);
  • Acquired or hereditary predisposition to venous or arterial thrombosis;
  • Migraine with focal neurologic symptoms presently diagnosed or in the medical history;
  • Diabetes mellitus with diabetic angiopathy;
  • Multifold or expressed risk factors for venous or arterial thrombosis;
  • Pancreatitis with severe hypertriglyceridemia ever detected;
  • Hepatic failure and severe hepatic dysfunctions (before the normalization of liver function);
  • Hepatic tumors (benign or malignant) at present or in the anamnesis;
  • Severe and/or acute kidney failure;
  • Diagnosed hormone-dependent malignant disorders (including genitals or mammary glands);
  • Vaginal hemorrhages of unclear etiology;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Breastfeeding;
  • Hypersensitivity to the drug components;
  • Hereditary intolerance to lactose, lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

 

Side effects

  • Pain, sensitivity and increase in the size of the mammary glands;
  • Amenorrhea;
  • Breakthrough bleeding;
  • Menorrhagia;
  • Intermenstrual “smearing” vaginal discharge;
  • Swelling of mammary glands;
  • Increased libido;
  • Peripheral edema;
  • Gallbladder obstruction;
  • Hepatitis;
  • Pancreatitis;
  • Intestinal or biliary colic;
  • Flatulence;
  • Anorexia;
  • Nausea;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Dizziness;
  • Headache (including migraine);
  • Intolerance to contact lenses;
  • Vomiting.

 

Interactions

  • Gildagia strengthens the effect of lipid-lowering drugs. It also weakens the effects of male sex hormones, anticoagulants, antidepressants, diuretic, hypotensive, hypoglycemic drugs.
  • Barbiturates, antiepileptic drugs (carbamazepine, phenytoin) magnify the metabolism of steroid hormones.
  • Antibiotics (ampicillin, rifampicin), drugs for local anesthesia, narcotic analgesics, anxiolytics, antiepileptic drugs, some antihypertensive drugs, ethanol reduce birth control drug effectiveness.
  • Folic acid and thyroid drugs strengthen the action of ethinyl estradiol.

 

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose within 12 hours take the pill and do not worry about the contraceptive effect. It is maintained. If more than 12 hours have passed take the pill immediately. Unfortunately, in this case, it is very important to use additional barrier contraceptive means to protect you from an unwanted pregnancy.

Gildagia and pregnancy

Gildagia is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This medication may affect the composition of breast milk.

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