What is Eloine?
Eloine is an oral contraceptive. It contains two active ingredients: ethinylestradiol (an oestrogen hormone) and drospirenone (a progestogen hormone). Eloine works as a contraceptive primarily by preventing ovulation. It also acts by increasing the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb, making it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb. Eloine is very easy to use because it is taken daily for 28 days without a break. Eloine is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Eloine used for?
Eloine is commonly used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. It is highly effective if used properly. An additional benefit is that this type of pill produces a monthly withdrawal bleed that is much lighter than a woman’s usual period. Therefore, it is also prescribed to treat menstrual pain (back pain or abdominal cramps) and heavy bleeding during menstrual periods.
How to use Eloine
Each Eloine blister contains 24 pink and 4 white tablets. The white tablets are placebo tablets (inactive pills without any active ingredients). One active pink tablet is taken every day for 24 days and then one inactive white tablet for the next four days. During these four days, the levels of the hormones in your blood drop, which results in a withdrawal bleed. Each subsequent pack should be started the day after the last tablet of the previous pack without a break, even if you are still bleeding.
Eloine tablets should be taken at the same time each day. To help you keep track, there are seven stickers each with the seven days of the week for each strip of Eloine. If you accidentally miss a dose, vomit after taking a pill or have severe diarrhoea, the pill may not have been fully absorbed into your bloodstream and thus less effective. For precise instructions on what to do if this is the case, see the package leaflet.
Eloine is available from our partner pharmacies in packets containing three blisters. The usual dose is:
- one tablet once a day.
Read the package leaflet before use.
Eloine may cause side effects, including:
- Breast tenderness or soreness;
- Gastrointestinal symptoms;
- Menstrual spotting or breakthrough bleeding;
Most side effects will disappear within a number of weeks once the body adjusts to the hormones. Consult a doctor if the side effects are persistent. See the package leaflet for a full list of side effects, including rare yet serious side effects such as cancer and thrombosis.
When not to use Eloine
Eloine is not suitable for everyone. This contraceptive pill should not be used if:
- You are allergic to ethinylestradiol, drospirenone or any other of its ingredients;
- You have a blood clot in a vein (thrombosis) or a history or risk of this;
- You have a blood disorder that increases the risk of blood clots in the veins or suffer from migraine with aura;
- You have a serious liver condition or have ever had a heart attack or stroke;
- You have active breast cancer or history of breast cancer or cancer of the sexual organs;
- You have vaginal bleeding of unknown cause.
Consult a doctor on the use of Eloine if you have a health condition that is not listed above or are currently taking medication. For more information, see the package leaflet.
Eloine should not be used by pregnant women. Nursing women should consult a doctor before using this medicine.
Eloine does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.