Allestra is a combined oral contraceptive. Each dragee contains a combination of two female hormones, gestodene (progestogen) and ethinylestradiol (estrogen). Due to the small concentrations of both hormones, Allestra 20 is considered a low dose oral contraceptive.This oral medication is used as a contraceptive method. This medicine protects against pregnancy throughout the cycle.
Side Effects of Allestra 20
Bleeding between menses; amenorrhea; aggravation of endometriosis; vaginal infection; thromboembolism; hyperglycemia or glucose intolerance; increased breast tenderness; breast pain; breast augmentation; nausea; vomiting; jaundice; gingivitis;myocardial infarction; high pressure; discomfort in the cornea; Headache; migraine;changes in mood; depression; fluid retention; weight change; decreased libido.
How to use Allestra
Oral use Adults
Start the treatment on the first day of the menstrual cycle with the administration of 1 tablet of Allestra 20, followed by the administration of 1 tablet a day in the next 21 days, always at the same time. After this period there should be an interval of 7 days between the last tablet of this chart and the beginning of the other, interval this where the menstruation will occur. If there is no bleeding during this period the treatment should be interrupted until the possibility of pregnancy is ruled out.
Contraindication of Allestra 20
Do not use combined contraceptive if you have any of the conditions described below. If you experience any of these conditions, tell your doctor before you start using Allestra 20. He may recommend the use of another oral contraceptive or other contraceptive (non-hormonal) method.
- Current or previous history of clot in a vein of the leg ( thrombosis ), lung ( pulmonary embolism ) or other parts of the body;
- Current or previous history of heart attack or stroke, which is caused by a clot or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain;
- Current or past history of diseases that may be indicative of a heart attack (such as angina pectoris that causes severe chest pain that may radiate to the left arm) or a stroke (such as a transient ischemic episode or a minor stroke with no effects residual);
- Presence of a high risk for the formation of arterial or venous clots;
- Current or past history of a certain type of migraine accompanied by focal neurological symptoms such as visual symptoms, speech difficulties, weakness or numbness in any part of the body;
- Diabetes mellitus with damage to blood vessels;
- Current or past history of liver disease (whose symptoms may be yellowing of the skin or itching of the whole body) and while your liver has not yet returned to normal functioning;
- Current or previous history of cancer that may develop under the influence of sex hormones (eg, breast or genitalia);
- Presence or antecedent of tumor in the liver (benign or malignant);
- Presence of unexplained vaginal bleeding;
- Occurrence or suspicion of pregnancy;
- Hypersensitivity ( allergy ) to any of the ingredients of Allestra 20. What may cause, for example, itching, rash, or swelling.
What should I do when I forget to use Allestra Medicine?
If there is a delay of less than 12 hours from the usual time, the contraceptive protection of Allestra 20 is maintained. Take your forgotten tablet as soon as you remember and take the next tablet at the usual time.
If there is a delay of more than 12 hours from the usual time, the contraceptive protection of the Allestra 20 may be reduced, especially if forgetfulness occurs at the beginning or at the end of the card. See below how to proceed in each specific case.