Ginette-35 is an over-the-counter medication mainly used as an oral contraceptive.
How It Works
Ginette-35 contains two active ingredients, ethinyl estradiol and cyproterone acetate.
Ethinyl estradiol is a synthetic form of estrogen, a hormone naturally produced by the body. Cyproterone acetate is a synthetic drug that can imitate the natural hormone progesterone in the body, block androgen hormones and suppress the effects of gonadotropin hormones.
These two synthetic steroids work together to prevent or reduce certain medical conditions caused by too much androgen in the body. The combination drug treatment can also act as a contraceptive that prevents pregnancy in women.
Ginette-35 is mainly used as a non prescription oral contraceptive. However, the drug can also treat a host of other hormone-related problems.
In women in particular, Ginette-35 can reverse the effects of too much androgen. Having higher amounts of androgen in the female body can cause excessive pubic hair loss and excessive acne, and disrupt the production of estrogen. Ginette-35 can treat these conditions where oral antibiotics or other treatment options have failed.
Read the information leaflet provided with the package to learn which Ginette-35 dosage to take. Each pack contains 21 pills. It’s recommended to take a single pill each day for 21 days to begin treatment.
After the initial 21 days, the manufacturer recommends a 7-day break. Women should get their period during this time. Afterwards, the next 21-day cycle can begin.
Ginette-35 should be continually taken to prevent pregnancy or treat any other condition you are taking this medication for. For skin conditions like acne or oily skin, Ginette-35 may take several months to show positive effects.
Ginette-35 is not a prescribed medication. Therefore, it’s strongly recommended to seek a physician’s advice before using this medication to self treat a condition or to prevent pregnancy.
Ginette-35 may cause the following side effects:
Skin rash or itching
Changes in body weight
Changes in libido
Do not take Ginette-35 if allergic to ethinyl oestradiol or cyproterone.
People with a history or a family history of breast carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma or liver disease should not take Ginette-35.
Those who have preexisting issues with hypertension, migraines, stroke, heart attacks, thromboembolic disorders and lipid disorders should seek medical advice before taking Ginette-35.
Do not take Ginette-35 if taking insulin for diabetes without consulting a doctor.
Ginette-35 is not suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers or women who intend to become pregnant in the immediate future.
Do not take another hormonal contraceptive when taking Ginette-35. This may cause severe hormonal effects.
If you vomit or get diarrhea within 3 to 4 hours after taking a pill, that should be considered a missed dose. You may need to use barrier contraceptives like condoms within the next 7 days.
Make sure none of the other medications you are taking will have a negative reaction with Ginette-35 before starting treatment.
Store your Ginette-35 tablets in a cool and dry place.