Ortho Cept

Published: 23rd November 2009
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Ortho cept is used to prevent pregnancy, control menstrual periods as well as in the treatment of acne in women 15 and above. Ortho cept is synthetic form of female sex hormones produced naturally in the body, progestin and estrogen. These hormones suppress the pituitary galns activity thus hindering ovulation; alter the mucusat at the cervix opening to prevent sperm from entering and their variable levels play a vital role in fertility in women. Combinitation of estrogen and progestin work by preventing ovulation. They also change the lining of uterus to prevent pregnancy from developing and change the mucus at the cervix to prevent sperm from entering. Oral contraceptives are very effective method of birth control but they do not prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. Some brands of ral contraceptives are also used to treat acne in certain patients. Oral contraceptives come in packets of 21,28, or 91 tablets to take by mouth once a dat, every day or almost every day of regular cycle. If you have 21 tablets packet take one tablet each for 21 days and do not take any tablet for next 7 days and start the same 21 tablet usage. If you buy 28 tab packs, take one each for 28 days continuously, these last 7 tablets tablets are in different color to remained for the usage. These 7 tablets are iron tablets nothing to do with pregnancy as these are in 28 pack just to have a routine usage of tablets compare to usage of 21 packets.

Always remember to keep the ortho cept tablets in their original package. This packaging is designed to help you to take the tablets each day with out missing any one. Always good to keep the tablets in room temperature and it are better to away from moisture and heat. Missing doses of ortho cept increase the risk of pregnancy. If in case any dose is missed, refer to the patient information that comes along with each pack for ortho cept or check with consultant about health care. It is always avoid usage of ortho cept if you are a pregnant. It is always recommended to avoid smoking as it enhances the risk of heart related side effects in women who use oral contraceptive like ortho cept. Ortho cept is not advisable if the some body has allergy reaction or a migraine sufferer.

Let the doctor knows or the consultant knows if the person has some below problems before using ortho cept. Breastfeeding, kidney dieses, high blood pressure, high cholesterol; diabetes, breast lumps, a history of depression, family history of breast cancer, or have recently been pregnant, heart patients. It is not recommended to use if you have a recent dental surgery and it is always recommended to check with dentist if you have dental problems before using ortho cept.

Using Ortho cept may cause some side effects, if person using ortho cept and have some below side effects it is always better to consult doctor immediately. Below are list of side effects need to be very cautious. Allergic reaction, itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, tightness in chest, trouble breathing, breast lump, heavy vaginal bleeding or missed or late period, pain in the chest , lower lefg, or stomach, sudden shortness of breath, severe or unusual headaches, swelling in the hands, feet or ankles, trouble seeing double vision blurry vision, bulging eye balls, yellow skin or eyes, dark colored urine, appetite loss, pain in upper stomach, light bleeding, spotting, or vaginal discharge between periods, mild nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, mood changes.


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