Philith is a monophasic low dose birth control. This medication is devoted to pregnancy prevention.
Indications for use
- Prevention of pregnancy;
Mechanism of action
Philith is a combined hormonal contraceptive possessing anti-aldosterone and antiandrogenic properties. The contraceptive effect of this birth control drug is based on the interaction of various factors, the most significant of which are suppression of ovulation and changes in the cervical secretion properties. The result lies in the difficulty of spermatozoa to enter the uterine cavity.
Mode of application and dosage
Philith pills should be taken on a daily basis, at about the same time, with a small amount of water, in the regimen specified on the blister. Tablets are taken continuously for 28 days, 1 pill per day. The taking of tablets from each subsequent package should begin the day after the last tablet when the previous package is over.
- Congenital hyperbilirubinemia (Gilbert syndrome, Dubin-Johnson and Rotor’s syndrome);
- Hepatic insufficiency;
- Hepatic tumors (hemangioma, hepatic cancer);
- Thromboembolism (including in the medical history and increased risk of its development);
- Cerebral circulation disorders (ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke);
- Ischemic heart disease;
- Cardiac disorders;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Sickle-cell anemia;
- Breast and endometrial cancer;
- Endometrial hyperplasia;
- Mammary gland fibroadenoma;
- Fat metabolism disorders;
- Jaundice or pruritus during a former pregnancy;
- Otosclerosis with worsening during a former pregnancy;
- Age over 40.
The most common Philith side effects are:
- tenderness of the mammary glands;
- weight gain;
- changes in libido;
- mood reduction;
- eyelid edema;
- skin rash;
- visual impairment;
- hearing loss;
- generalized itching;
- intermenstrual bleeding.
Barbiturates, some antiepileptic drugs (carbamazepine, phenytoin) are capable to improve the steroid hormones metabolism. The decrease of the effective concentration is manifested itself with the use at one and the same time with certain antibiotics (ampicillin, rifampicin). They are mainly associated with a change in the intestinal microflora. The contraceptive effect is decreased in the case of long-lasting and excessive ethanol intake. When taking gestagen-estrogen drugs, it may be necessary to correct the dosage regimen for hypoglycemic drugs.
What if I miss a dose?
Missing the inactive pills from the last (4th) row of the blister can be ignored.
The following recommendations apply only to the missing of the pills containing active pills. If the missing time in taking the drug was less than 24 hours, the contraceptive effect is not decreased. A woman should take the missed pill as soon as possible, and take the following tablets at the usual time.
Philith and pregnancy
Philith is not recommended for application during pregnancy and breastfeeding.