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Progestin is actually a mixture of two important active ingredients. The first, drospirenone is a hormone that naturally occurs in the organism of a female patient that plays an important part in regulating menstruation and ovulation. The latter, estradiol is another female hormone that interferes in the evolving and in the support of the reproductive system of the female. These two active ingredients ensure that a therapy with Angeliq is able to effectively deal with the signs of menopause and to prevent osteoporosis.
Patients who suffer from the unpleasant symptoms of menopause (vaginal discharge, urination problems, dryness, burning, itching, hot flashes, and so on) or who are prone to developing osteoporosis have a lot to benefit from a therapy with Angeliq. Ask your physician for more information.
Unfortunately, a therapy with Progestin can trigger severe birth defects if the patient who is following it is pregnant. All females who want to start a treatment trial with Angeliq ought to use an effective birth control method. If an accident occurs (if the female becomes pregnant during her treatment with Angeliq) she should immediately alert her personal health care provider.
A therapy with Angeliq triggers the elevation of the patient's blood potassium levels; this can interfere with other medical conditions that the patient may be suffering from. Your physician ought to be able to provide you with sufficient information regarding the risks and benefits of a potential therapy with Angeliq.
The presence of other disorders may prevent an individual from being allowed to start a treatment trial with Progestin. For example, patients who are suffering from liver disorders, jaundice, kidney disorders, bleeding medical conditions (such as hemophilia), adrenal insufficiency, abnormal vaginal bleeding, cancer (either hormone-linked, uterine or breast cancer), should not be prescribed a therapy with Angeliq. However, exceptions can be made in the following circumstances (dosage adjustments might be needed):
1. if a professional has established that the therapy with Progestin is vital for the individual's well being;
2. if the patient agrees to remain hospitalized or to see her professional health care provider regularly in order to enable him or her to keep a close monitoring of the development of the disorders.
Due to the fact that among Progestin's ingredients there is a hormone (estradiol), a therapy with Progestin can increase the individual's risk of developing a medical condition that is known to lead to the appearance of uterine cancer. This is why any abnormal vaginal bleeding must be immediately reported to the patient's physician.
It is your personal physician's responsibility to provide you with a set of detailed information regarding the proper ways to take in your doses of Progestin. Each dose of Angeliq should be ingested along with a glass of liquid. In order to achieve the best possible results from your treatment trial with Progestin, we advise you to try and take your doses of this mixture of hormones at regular time intervals. Progestin ought to be kept away from heat and / or moisture, at the average room temperature. Ask your local pharmacist for proper instructions regarding the best way to discard the unused or expired medicine.
Along with your personal physician, you will establish a proper (an adequate) dosage schedule. Your physician is due to prescribe you the appropriate dose of Angeliq that you ought to take in (the one that best suits your personal needs and / or demands).
Even if over-dosage with Progestin does not trigger any life-threatening complications, if you suspect that you have ingested an abnormally high amount of Progestin, you should go to the nearest medical setting. It is best to bring the Angeliq pack along with you.
A missed dose of Progestin should be ingested as soon as you gain access to the medicine. The intake of double doses of Progestin is forbidden.
A prolonged therapy with Angeliq can sometimes trigger some severe symptoms. In case you develop any of them we advise you to discontinue using Progestin and seek medical care at once: chest pain; sudden weakness, numbness; breath shortness; abnormal vaginal bleeding; tenderness, swelling and / or pain; jaundice, breast lumps, and so on.
In other clinical cases, patients developed the less severe adverse reactions of Progestin: vomiting, nausea, breast enlargement, swollen feet and / or hands, darkened skin, fainting, dizziness, migraines, headaches, depression, yeast infections, and so on.
Prior to the beginning of your intake of Angeliq, you should inform your personal health care specialist if you are following a treatment trial with any of these medical products: the oral forms of some diabetes medical products (such as Glipzide, Tolinaze, Orinase, Micronase, Glynase, Diabinese, and so on), insulin, or any type of blood thinner (like Coumadin).
Patients who are using any of the medical products that have been listed above should not be allowed to start a therapy with this combination of estradiol and drospirenone. However, we must inform you that this is not a complete list of all the medical products that can harmfully interfere with your therapy with Angeliq. For further, reliable information, contact your pharmacist.