Oral contraception. Before prescribing Regulon , you should evaluate the individual risk factors that a woman has, especially those related to the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and compare the risk of venous thromboembolic complications when taking Regulon with the risk when taking other combined hormonal contraceptives (CG) (see the sections “Contraindications” and “application Features”).
Composition and form of release
Regulon is produced in the form of film-coated tablets. The drug contains the following active ingredients – ethinylestradiol and desogestrel.
Regulon is used as an oral contraceptive and is also used to treat menstrual irregularities such as postmenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
Regulon is not used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, the use of the drug is unacceptable if the patient has intolerance to the components of the drug, severe violations in the liver, hereditary form of hyperlipidemia, arterial hypertension, herpes of the second type, migraine, vaginal bleeding of unexplained etiology, epilepsy, the presence of estrogen-dependent neoplasms of sugar, or severe forms of suspected diabetes, impaired blood clotting, thromboembolism and thrombosis in anamnesis.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
Pregnancy is an absolute contraindication for the appointment of Regulon.
Method of administration and dosage
The drug Regulon is taken from the first day of the menstrual cycle. Taking the drug does not require the use of additional methods of contraception. In the event that the first pill intake came from 2 to 5 days of the menstrual cycle, then it is necessary to use additional methods of contraception for at least another week. If more than 5 days have passed since the beginning of the cycle, it is recommended to start taking the drug from the next cycle.
Regulon should be taken one tablet once a day, preferably at the same time. After taking 21 tablets, a seven-day break should be made, during which a menstrual reaction is observed.
Seven days later, you can start taking a new package, even if the bleeding has not stopped yet.
After childbirth, the resumption of taking the drug is possible only after termination of breastfeeding, but not earlier than 21 days after childbirth. If after childbirth sexual intercourse has already occurred, you should postpone taking the drug until the onset of menstruation.
If you switch to taking Regulon after other oral contraceptive drugs, you should start taking it the next day, after you stop taking the previous drug. If it is necessary to provoke a delay in the onset of the next menstruation, the pills should be taken without a week break.
When taking Regulon in high doses, patients may develop headache, calf muscle cramps and dyspepsia. To eliminate undesirable phenomena, the patient is prescribed symptomatic treatment.
When taking Regulon, patients may experience vomiting, nausea, liver dysfunction, intermenstrual bleeding, violation of the vaginal microflora, decreased libido, uterine fibroids, increased blood pressure, thromboembolism of various localization, emotional lability, depression, headaches, discomfort when wearing contact lenses, weight gain, erythema nodosum.
Storage conditions and periods
Regulon must be kept out of the reach of children. Storage duration is 3 years.