Belara is a contraceptive medication with active substance Clomardinone and Ethinyl Estradiol.This oral medication is used as a contraceptive method, protects against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy.
How does Belara work?
Belara is a hormonal contraceptive, that prevents pregnancy. It should be taken orally and, when taken as indicated in this package it releases of the egg (the female reproductive cell), which is a necessary cell for pregnancy.
How to use Belara
Oral use Adults
- Start the treatment on the first day of the menstrual cycle with the administration of 1 tablet of Belara, followed by the administration of 1 tablet daily 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 card and the beginning of the other, this interval where menstruation will occur between 2 and 4 days after the last tablet. If there is no bleeding during this period the treatment should be interrupted until the possibility of pregnancy is ruled out.
Side effects of Belara
Breast strain; depression; nausea; vomiting; Headache; migraine; reduction of tolerance to contact lenses; changes in libido; weight changes; candidiasis;intermenstrual bleeding.
- Very common side effects
They can affect more than 1 in 10 people
Nausea, vaginal discharge, pain during menstruation, amenorrhea, intermenstual hemorrhage.
- Common adverse effects
They can affect up to 1 in 10 people
Depression, nervousness, irritability, dizziness, migraine (and / or worsening), visual disturbances, vomiting, acne, feeling of heaviness, pain in the belly, fatigue, fluid retention, weight gain, hypertension.
- Rare side effects
They can affect up to 1 in every 1000 people.
Vaginal inflammation, increased appetite , conjunctivitis, deafness, tinnitus, hypertension, hypotension, circulatory collapse, varicose veins, hives, eczema, skin inflammation, pruritus, worsening of psoriasis, excessive hair on the body or face, breast enlargement, prolongation and / or increased menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (physical and emotional disorders before starting menstruation).
You should not take Belara ® :
- If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant;
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to active substances ethinyl estradiol or chlormadinone acetate or any of the components of Belara ® ;
- If you notice the early stages or signs of a blood clot, inflammation of the veins or embolism, such as sudden sharp pain , chest pain or stiffness in the chest;
- If you have a personal or family history of problems with the veins and arteries;
- If you are forced to stand still for a long time (for example, resting on the bed or because of a plaster cast) or if you intend to undergo surgery (stop taking Belara ® for at least four weeks prior to the scheduled surgery date);
- If you have diabetes and your blood sugar varies uncontrollably or if you have changes in your blood vessels;
- If you have high blood pressure difficult to control or if your blood pressure increases considerably (values consistently above 140/90 mmHg);
- If you have a blood clotting disorder (for example, protein C deficiency);
- If you suffer from inflammation of the liver (eg due to a virus) or jaundice and your liver values have not yet returned to normal;
- If you have itching all over the body or suffer from a bile flow disorder, especially if this has occurred during an earlier pregnancy or estrogen treatment;
- If bilirubin (a blood pigment degradation product) in your blood is elevated, for example, due to a congenital (Dubin-Johnson or Rotor syndrome) excretion disorder;
- If you have a liver tumor or have had one previously;
- If you have severe pain in the stomach, increase liver or observe signs of bleeding in the abdomen;
- If porphyria (disorder of blood pigment metabolism) occurs for the first time or there is recurrence;
- If you have or have had, or if you are suspected of having a malignant tumor dependent on hormones, for example, breast cancer or uterus;
- If you suffer from severe disorders of fat metabolism;
- If you suffer or have suffered from inflammation of the pancreas and this is associated with an intense increase of fats in the blood (triglycerides);
- If you are suffering from migraine for the first time;
- If you suffer from unusual, intense, frequent or long-lasting headache ;
- If you suffer or have suffered from migraine accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception and / or movement (complicated migraine or “migraine with aura”);
- If you have sudden perceptual disturbances (vision or hearing);
- If you have movement disorders (especially, signs of paralysis);
- If you notice worsening epileptic seizures;
- If you suffer from severe depression ;
- If you suffer from a certain type of deafness (otosclerosis) that has become worse during previous pregnancies;
- If for some unknown reason you do not menstruate;
- If you have abnormal excessive growth of the inner lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia);
- If for some unknown reason, bleeding from the vagina occur.