Ginette 35 Tablet is a combination of two hormonal medicines used to treat symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) such as excessive hair growth (hirsutism), acne, and irregular periods. It also works as a contraceptive, hence avoid using any other contraceptive pill.
Ginette 35 Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it at the same time every day as it will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not continue with the medicine and consult with the doctor if your periods do not start within a week of the treatment. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Avoid the use of medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
BENEFITS OF GINETTE TABLET
In Treatment of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Women with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have high levels of male hormones called androgens, that are responsible for irregular menstrual cycles (periods), excessive hair growth and acne. Ginette 35 Tablet is a combination medicine that helps in regulating the production of these androgens as well as periods in females. This also helps in treating excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and acne effectively. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not skip any doses and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.
HOW TO USE GINETTE TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ginette 35 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW GINETTE TABLET WORKS
Ginette 35 Tablet is a combination of two hormonal medicines: Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol which treats PCOS symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and irregular periods. Cyproterone works by blocking the overproduction of androgens (male hormones) in the ovaries, thereby reducing unwanted hair growth and acne. Ethinyl Estradiol enhances the effect of Cyproterone by reducing the amount of androgens in the blood. Together, they also regularize the menstrual cycle in PCOS.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ginette 35 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Ginette 35 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ginette 35 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Ginette 35 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ginette 35 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ginette 35 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Ginette Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE GINETTE TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Ginette 35 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Ginette
- Stomach pain
- Weight gain
- Breast pain
- Mood changes
Q. What is Ginette 35 Tablet?
Ginette 35 Tablet is a combination of two hormonal medicines: Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol. It treats PCOS symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and irregular periods. Cyproterone works by blocking the overproduction of androgens (male hormones) in the ovaries, thereby reducing unwanted hair growth and acne. Ethinyl Estradiol enhances the effect of Cyproterone by reducing the amount of androgens in the blood circulation.
Q. How and in what dose should I take Ginette 35 Tablet?
Ginette 35 Tablet has to be started on day 1 or 2 of your menstrual cycle. Take it as per the duration advised by your doctor. However, it is recommended to take it at the same time of each day. This will ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.
Q. What if I miss a dose of Ginette 35 Tablet?
If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you should not take the missed dose and simply continue the usual dosing schedule. However, to prevent pregnancy another non-hormonal birth control (like condoms) method should be used during this cycle. Frequent missing of doses, may also cause unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). If it lasts long, consult your doctor.
Q. What if I vomit after few hours of taking Ginette 35 Tablet?
If vomiting occurs within 3-4 hours of taking the tablet, you must repeat the dose.
Q. Does Ginette 35 Tablet also work as a contraceptive?
Yes, if taken as advised, Ginette 35 Tablet also acts as a contraceptive. Discontinue using any other birth control pill while taking Ginette 35 Tablet.
Q. What are the common side effects of taking Ginette 35 Tablet?
The most common side effects associated with Ginette 35 Tablet are nausea, stomach pain, increased weight, headache, altered mood, and breast pain. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. How long will Ginette 35 Tablet take to reduce acne?
Usually, you will be able to notice improvements within 3-4 weeks. However, it is important to finish the full course of treatment to see its full benefit. Inform your doctor if your acne did not get cured even after finishing the full course of treatment.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.