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Kelnor 1/35 Review

Kelnor 1/35 is a monophasic contraceptive medication with a low-dose hormone. The main components are ethynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol. The drug is directed to suppress an ovulation and prevents the egg maturation.


Indications for use

This drug is prescribed for contraceptive means. The unwanted pregnancy is prevented by means of this birth control preparation.

Mechanism of action

Kelnor 1/35 is a combined monophasic oral contraceptive. The mechanism of action is associated with the suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary system function, the suppression of the gonadotropic hormones’ production, which leads to the ovulation suppression. In addition, the viscosity of the cervical mucus increases, the transport function of the fallopian tubes decreases, the implantation ability of the endometrium changes.

Mode of application and dosage

Take 1 pill per day for 28 days. Then the menstruation will come, during which the birth control is not accepted. You can take pills on various schemes: on the charts “Sunday” and “5th day.” These are different methods of starting the reception, the different days of reception are determined according to the cycle. The pill application should be on the first day of menstruation and continue for 21 days. Then, as usual, inactive 7 pills should be taken.

In order not to reduce the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive, 2 or more drugs should not be taken. Their interaction can weaken or strengthen the protective drug functions, can cause overdose and poisoning. If there are any side effects, you should stop taking the medication and consult a doctor.


  • Pregnancy and lactation;
  • Mammary glands and reproductive system tumors;
  • Spotting from the genital tract of unclear etiology;
  • Thrombophlebitis;
  • Thromboembolic disease;
  • Hepatic disorders and other disorders related to its function;
  • Kidney dysfunction;
  • Diabetes mellitus of severe form;
  • Severe fat metabolism dysfunctions;
  • Sickle cell anemia.

The drug is not recommended to prescribe for smoking women over 35 years of age and women over 40 years of age.

Side effects

  • Intermenstrual bloody allocations;
  • Mammary glands tenderness;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Increased blood pressure or hypertension;
  • Headache, depression;
  • Change in body weight;
  • Skin rash.


Possible interactions: drugs that induce microsomal enzymes: such a combination can increase clearance of sex hormones, which in turn can lead to breakthrough uterine bleeding and/or a decrease in the contraceptive effect.

Women who admit treatment with these drugs are recommended to apply a barrier method of contraception or choose a different non-hormonal method of contraception.

Means that increase Kelnor 1/35 clearance (weakening the effectiveness by induction of enzymes): phenytoin, barbiturates, primidone, carbamazepine, rifampicin and possibly also oxcarbazepine, topiramate, felbamate, griseofulvin, and preparations containing St. John’s Wort.

Means with different effects on Kelnor 1/3 clearance: many HIV protease or hepatitis C virus inhibitors reverse transcriptase inhibitors can both magnify and reduce the concentration of estrogens or progestins in the plasma. In some cases, such an effect may be clinically significant.

Means that reduce the clearance of combined oral contraceptives (enzyme inhibitors): strong and moderate inhibitors of CYP3A4, such as antifungal agents of the azole group (eg itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole), verapamil, macrolide antibiotics (eg clarithromycin, erythromycin), diltiazem and grapefruit juice can increase plasma concentrations of estrogen or progestin or both.

What if I miss a dose?

If a dose is missed, see the instructions for use or contact your doctor for further instructions. If you use this drug to prevent pregnancy, you may need to use another form of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy for some time.

Kelnor 1/35 and pregnancy

Kelnor 1/35 is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The drug category according to the US FDA is X. If the drug is taken it is better to postpone breastfeeding within 24 hours.


I’m 23 years old, and I’ve been taking this pill for about a year. I feel good, no migraines, no sickness. I don’t think Kelnor is the reason for some weight gain I’ve had, that’s probably just my fault))). I think I can recommend this pill.
- Cheryl Hadley

I’ve been on Kelnor for almost 8 months now and love it. My periods are light, painless, and only last 3 days. However, for my first 3 weeks of taking the pill I had morning sickness. After that I acclimated and have had no complaints since.
- Ann Jimenez

My 18-year-old daughter took this BC for 2 months and it was the worst period ever. The medicine caused severe headaches. We will consult her doctor about switching to something else.
- Taylor Mosely

I have no complaints except that my acne has returned. I also gained a few kilograms but that is most likely from excess eating. The pill made my periods light and painless. If you’re about to buy Kelnor, take it for 3 months and if it's not working for you, consult your doctor about switching.
- Evelyn Baker

This contraceptive pill saved my life and helped me feel MUCH better, I’d highly recommend it!!
- Rena Massie

Never had an issue with my skin until taking this medication, now I have acne. Weight gain about 30lb in the last year. Would not recommend.
- Karen

I’ve been on this pill for 3 years now and have never had any issues. My periods are now so much more bearable. Never had any ance/weight gain/spotting. It’s really amazing.
- Emma

Horrible spotting caused by this pill!!! This contraceptive is ruining my relationship. The drug also influenced my mood and skin. I've never had perfect skin but now I have horrible acne! Please avoid this drug.
- Linda

After a month of taking this pill, I experienced severe fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, and shortness of breath. So I had to call the ambulance! If you are having any of these symptoms, it is most likely the birth control that is causing it. I do not recommend Kelnor!
- Peyton

I’m 23 years old, and I’ve been taking these pills for 11 months. I feel fine, no acne, no depression or anxiety, no migraines. I don’t think this pill is the reason for some weight gain I’ve had. Can’t really complain about Kelnor. I think it’s the best birth control for me.
- Amara

Kelnor made my breast very sore and very itchy during the first 3 months. I also had headaches. A week ago I experienced pain, swelling, and redness in my right leg. I was hospitalized and it turned out that this birth control made me develop a blood clot. I quitted it immediately. Do not use this birth control.
- Jennifer

I switched to this pill because I had vaginal dryness and pain during sex. Two weeks after starting Kelnor I was hospitalized due to a clot in my brain!!! I've been taking birth control pills for 4 years and have never had problems until now. I think this drug is dangerous!!!
- Quin

Everyone please keep in mind that every body reacts to Kelnor in its own way! Before taking it, please consult your doctor. I was on the pill for a year, and I’m gonna switch to another birth control. I have no complaints except acne. I also gained some weight but I think it's my fault. I hope another birth control clears up my face. Yes, Kelnor made my periods light and painless but this ance makes me wanna die!!! If you’re about taking this pill, consult your gyno! If you have the same problem as mine, wait for 3 months and if it's not getting better, talk to your doctor about switching to another pill.
- Jan

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