Ginette-35 is a form of oral contraceptive and it can also be used in order to treat the symptoms linked to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) like hirsutism (undesired hair growth such as a beard or chest hair with women), acne problems and even androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) with females after puberty.
What are some of the potential common side effects a person might be at risk for if they decide to use this medicational treatment?
Nausea and vomiting
Breast tenderness, enlargement
Retention of water in the body tissues (fluid retention)
Vaginal thrush (candidiasis)
Change in menstrual bleeding
Menstrual spotting, or breakthrough bleeding
Decreased sex drive
Rise in blood pressure
Irregular brown patches on the skin, usually of the face (chloasma)
Steepening of corneal curvature which may make contact lenses uncomfortable
Disturbance in liver function
Blood clots in the blood vessels (DVT, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and stroke)
How does a doctor know if you would be the right fit for this medication?
In order to know if you are the right fit for this drug it’s going to be important for a doctor to do a proper evaluation of you. In a lot of cases you’ll have to answer several questions in order to give them a good idea of how to best help you. As long as the primary use would be what this drug is intended for and you wouldn’t be at a high risk using it, then there’s a strong chance you can get it.
How do you go about using the drug in a way that will ensure you keep down the risk of experiencing serious problems?
It might seem obvious, but you have to make sure you understand the directions that come with the drug. Most of the time people don’t pay real attention to this. If a doctor gives you special instructions in order to control risk, then you must make sure you follow these. Assuming they don’t just stick to the general directions.
Storage is also going to be very important. You need to store this medication at room temperature. Make sure you put it in a place where there isn’t too much heat or moisture. It should be put away somewhere where kids can’t get to it or pets. As long as you do this than you shouldn’t have to worry about the quality of the drug (and its effectiveness) becoming compromised in some way.
What do you do if you do experience side effects and they get worse really fast?
Even though you aren’t supposed to stop use of this medication without talking to a doctor first, sometimes you might need to. In the case that you had a side effect that became bad really fast, then there might be something else going on that needs to be addressed right away. You couldn’t wait to get in touch with a doctor or until you could see them in person. In most cases though side effects experienced are minor and don’t last very long. A little adjustment period is all that’s required.
How long are you going to have to use this treatment?
The length of time you might have to use this drug is going to depend. The main thing is going to be making sure it works for you properly to begin with. This is why in the beginning you will have to be evaluated frequently to see how you respond to it. There might be adjustments that need to be made if you aren’t responding to it the way a doctor feels you should be.