is a daily hormonal pill used for contraception (to prevent pregnancy) and can also be used to treat painful menstruation and heavy bleeding.
Below you will find more information on the Lydia Daily Oral Contraceptive Pill (Lydia Daily Pill). If you can't find the information you are looking for, make sure you ask Auntie Lydia.
The Lydia Daily Pill is a well-researched type of oral contraceptive and its safety has long been established. You can take the Lydia Daily Pill as long as you want and it does not cause infertility or fetal abnormalities. Full fertility normally returns within a few weeks after stopping with the Lydia Daily pill.
For prevention of pregnancy and birth spacing. It is also indicated for treating menstrual disorders such as dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), endometriosis, ovulation pain and premenstrual syndrome.
Each blister contains 28 sugar coated tablets comprising:
* 21 white (active) tablets, each containing: 0.15 mg of Levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg of Ethinyl Estradiol;
* 7 brown (inactive) tablets, each containing: 75 mg of Ferrous Furnarata.
The Lydia Daily Pill contains two female sex hormones: Estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol) and Progesterone (Levonorgestrel). The primary mechanism of its action is inhibition of ovulation and other mechanisms including changes in the cervical mucus (which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus) and in the endometrium (which reduces the likelihood of implantation)
The Lydia Daily Pill also contains Ferrous Fumarate which is not a contraceptive but works as a blood-forming repair ingredient by stimulating the formation of red blood cells.
You can start anytime you are reasonably certain you are not pregnant. If starting during the first 5 days of the menstrual cycle, no back up methods (like condoms) is needed. However if you start after the first five days of your menstrual cycle, your provider should rule out pregnancy and you should either abstain from sex or use a back up methods (like condoms) for the next 7 days.
Preferably start on the first day of your menstrual period. Take 1 tablet starting from the top left hand corner of the pack, i.e. the first white tablet. The next pill, follow the arrows on the back of the blister, is taken the following day around the same time. When you finished the 21 white tablets, start with the brown tablets. You should take 1 tablet daily at about the same time for 28 consecutive days. Withdrawal bleeding (period) occurs while the brown tablets are being taken.
Whether your bleeding has stopped or not, begin a new pack of Lydia Daily Pill immediately after taking the last brown tablet in this pack. Be sure to take all the tablets from one pack before starting a new pack and follow these instructions again.
A missed tablet is a dose of active tablet that is not taken for 24 hours or more. If you forget to take 1 white tablet, it should be taken as soon as you remember, and the next one should be taken at the normal time (even if this means taking 2 tablets together). Subsequently. no additional contraceptive precautions are necessary.
If you miss 2 or more tablets (especially from the first 7 or last 7 white tablets on your blister of Lydia Daily Pill), you may not be protected. You should take an active tablet as soon as you remember and then resume normal tablet taking. In addition, you must either abstain from sex or use an additional methods of contraception, such as a condom, for the next 7 days.
If you miss any inactive brown tablets, you can discard each missed tablet so you will know when to start a new blister of the Lydia Daily Pill.
If you vomit or have very bad diarrhea within 4 hours of taking a white tablet, as soon as you feel better, follow instructions in the above section - what you should do when you miss a tablet-. Subsequently, you should try taking the pills after meals. Talk to your doctor if the vomiting or diarrhea persists or gets worse.
The Lydia Daily Pill should not be taken if you have any of the following conditions:
Pregnancy, allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the ingredients in the Lydia Daily Pill, breast feeding, sickle cell disease, personal health history or close family history of thromboembolism, heart disease, diabetes, smoking, long term immobilization (e.g. wheel chair or prolonged bed rest), obesity, migraine, severe or uncontrolled hypertension, personal health history of breast or cervical cancer, close family history of breast cancer, severe depression, hyperprolactinaemia, liver disease or tumors, disorders of lipid (fat) metabolism, Dubin-Johnson syndrome, Rotor syndrome.
Some women may experience side affects such as headaches, gastric upsets, nausea, vomiting, impaired appetite, breast tenderness, breast enlargement, slight changes in libido or body weight (weight loss/gain), depressive moods spotting between periods.
Most side effects should disappear after he first few packs of the Lydia Daily Pill.
Overdosage may cause nausea and early withdrawal bleeding.
Store below 30°C.
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