What is Lizinna?
Lizinna is a contraceptive pill. The active ingredients in this pill are ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen hormone) and norgestimate (a progestin hormone). These hormones inhibit the ovulation and change the composition of the lining in the uterus and the cervix. Hence a pregnancy cannot occur. Lizinna pills all have the same composition. This contraceptive is therefore very reliable and easy to use. Lizinna can be ordered online through the pharmacies that work together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Lizinna is used as a contraceptive. In addition, doctors can also prescribe this pill against menstrual symptoms, such as menstrual pain, irregular cycles and abnormal bleeding. When using Lizinna, the regular menstruation disappears. Instead, a slight and regular withdrawal bleeding will occur.
How to use Lizinna?
A strip of Lizinna contains 21 pills. Take one pill every day during three weeks. When the strip is empty, it is followed by a pill-free (stop) week. During this period, the withdrawal bleeding starts. Begin a new strip on the eighth day.
Take the pill as much as possible at a fixed time and never skip a pill. If you forgot to take a pill, or if you suffer from vomiting or watery diarrhea, the pill may be less reliable. Consult the leaflet to see what to do. You can also consult a doctor or a pharmacist.
The partner pharmacies offer Lizinna available online in packs of 1, 3 or 6 strips of 21 tablets. One tablet contains 250 micrograms of norgestimate and 35 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol. The dosage of Lizinna is as follows:
- Adult women: take one tablet once a day around the same time, followed by a stop week.
Read the instructions before use.
Birth control pills can cause side effects. This is also the case for Lizinna, although most women tolerate this pill without any difficulties. Side effects you may have to deal with include:
- Strained or painful breasts;
- Breakthrough bleeding;
- Gastric Intestinal problems;
Most side effects disappear after a few weeks or months, when the body has become accustomed to the hormones. If the side effects do not disappear or if you suffer from severe or serious adverse reactions (see leaflet), please consult a doctor. The leaflet provides more information about this topic.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Lizinna is not a suitable method of contraception for every woman. Do not use this pill, if you:
- are oversensitive to ethinyl estradiol, norgestimate, or any of the excipients used;
- have (or had) thrombosis or a blood clotting disorder;
- suffer(ed) a stroke or a heart attack (or symptoms that are a precursor thereof);
- suffer or have suffered from a liver disease, pancreatitis and certain cancers.
- have vaginal bleeding with an unknown cause.
Consult a doctor about using Lizinna if you have other health problems or if you are using other medication. For more information about the contraindications and other cautionary statements, please refer to the package insert.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Do not use Lizinna if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
There are no warnings regarding driving or using alcohol when taking this medication.