This hormonal contraception is made up of these active ingredients - ethinylestradiol (30 mcg) and gestodene (75 mcg), a "third generation" synthetic version of progesterone. Femodene is used for contraception, treats endometriosis and several menstrual disorders. The pill regulates the menstrual cycle, and it results in less painful and lighter bleeding.
Femodene protects women from pregnancy, as it prevents ovulation from taking place. Missing a tablet or two would still give protection from pregnancy, but three or more missed tablets make the pill ineffective.
Most common side effects:
- Less appetite for sex
- Nausea and vomiting
- Mood swings
- Rise in blood pressure
- Skin reactions
- Changes in weight
- Bleeding or spotting
- Changes in menstrual bleeding
Women are at risk of serious side effects and should not take Femodene if they have the following medical and health conditions: had a history of stroke, breast cancer, jaundice, and heart attack, severe liver disease, angina, gallstones, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, cancer that involves the genital tract, and heart valve disease. Women who are suspected to be pregnant, breastfeeding women, and those over 50 years of age are not advised to take this pill.