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Novelon Tablet

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Salt Composition : Desogestrel,ethinylestradiol

Manufacturer : MSD PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 262
Price :236
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Introduction to Novelon Tablet

Novelon tablet is an oral hormonal combination drug with two active ingredients called Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol. It is a contraceptive used for birth control. This combines female sex hormones (estrogen and progestogen) to prevent egg release from the ovaries, thus preventing pregnancy. Additionally, it also treats dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea causes painful and irregular periods with symptoms like abdominal pain, digestive problems, fainting, vomiting, and nausea. 

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Desogestrel, Ethinylestradiol, or its other ingredients. Before starting Novelon tablet, inform your doctor if you have allergies to estrogens or progestins, a history of breast cancer, eye problems, kidney, liver, or heart (stroke) diseases. Mention if you have migraines or diabetics, as the drug may affect blood sugar and headache intensity. Do not take this medicine if you have a history of certain blood clotting disorders (Before starting the medicine, inform your doctor if you have brown patches on your face or body (chloasma) and avoid excessive sun or ultraviolet light exposure. Also, let your doctor know if you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), hemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), sickle cell anemia, elevated levels of fat in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia), a family history of this condition, or if you need an operation or have recently given birth. Additionally, inform your doctor if you have inflammation in the veins under the skin (superficial thrombophlebitis) or varicose veins), liver tumor, or pancreatitis. Avoid consuming this medicine if you have unexplained vaginal bleeding or if you are taking specific medications for hepatitis C. Avoid using during an operation or prolonged immobility as it may increase the risk of blood clots. Avoid taking this medicine if you have severe diabetes with blood vessel damage, very high blood pressure, a very high level of fat in the blood (cholesterol or triglycerides), or a condition known as hyperhomocysteinemia.  It is not recommended for the children under 18 years. 

Before starting Novelon tablet, inform your doctor if you have brown patches on your face or body (chloasma) and avoid excessive sun or ultraviolet light exposure. Also, let your doctor know if you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), hemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), sickle cell anemia, elevated levels of fat in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia), a family history of this condition, or if you need an operation or have recently given birth. Additionally, inform your doctor if you have inflammation in the veins under the skin (superficial thrombophlebitis) or varicose veins.


Uses of Novelon Tablet

  • Contraception
  • Treatment of dysmenorrhea (irregular periods)

Therapeutic Effects of Novelon Tablet

Novelon tablet prevents pregnancy by stopping the release of eggs, slowing down sperm movement, and making the womb unsuitable for pregnancy.


Interaction of Novelon Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Novelon tablet and cause undesirable side effects.


More Information about Novelon Tablet

  • Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children.
  • Store below 25°C.
  • Do not freeze it.

How to consume Novelon Tablet

Take the Novelon tablet tablet as your physician advises. Take the tablet at the fixed time.   Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.


Safety Advices for Novelon Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

It is unsafe to use Novelon tablet during pregnancy. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

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Breast Feeding

  

It is unsafe to use Novelon tablet during breastfeeding. So, before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Contact your doctor for more information. 

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether the Novelon tablet is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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Liver

  

Novelon tablet tablets should be used cautiously in patients with liver conditions. Before initiating the treatment, inform your doctor about pre-existing liver conditions. Dose adjustment is needed in such conditions. 

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Alcohol

  

It is advised to consume alcohol cautiously while taking a Novelon tablet injection is safe. Please speak with your physician.

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Driving

  

Novelon tablet is not known to significantly affect driving ability for most people. It is considered safe to drive while taking this oral contraceptive. However, if you experience any side effects, contact your doctor immediately. 


Side Effects of Novelon Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Allergies such as troubled breathing, hives, swelling in the face or lips
  • Severe headache
  • Speech problem

Common

  • Tiredness
  • Pain in stomach
  • Cramping in legs
  • Vision loss
  • Chest pain and tightness
  • Appetite loss
  • Fever
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice
  • Mood swings
  • Tender breast

Word of Advice

During your time on the Pill, regularly visit your doctor or nurse for check-ups and prescription renewals. Conduct monthly self-exams of your breasts and nipples. Inform your doctor before any blood tests or surgeries. Follow your doctor’s advice on when to stop and resume taking the pill to reduce the risk of blood clots. If your doctor has informed you about sugar intolerance, consult them before using it.

Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicine with Novelon tablet. Take the medication as instructed by your healthcare provider. Do not exceed or skip doses without consulting them. Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. Contact your doctor for more information.


FAQs

Q 1. What is Novelon tablet?

Novelon tablet is a contraceptive pill that combines desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol hormones. Its primary purpose is to prevent pregnancy.

Q 2. How does Novelon tablet work?

Novelon tablet prevents pregnancy by stopping the release of eggs, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg, and creating a less suitable environment for the egg to attach and grow in the womb.

Q 3. Who should not take Novelon tablet?

Novelon tablet should not be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It should also not be taken by women who have a history of blood clots, stroke, heart disease, or liver disease. So, before taking the medicine, inform your doctor about all the underlying medical conditions.

Q 4. What are the ingredients present in Novelon tablet?

Novelon tablet contains two active ingredients called Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol.

Q 5. What are the side effects of Novelon tablet?

The common side effects of Novelon tablet are tiredness, stomach pain, leg cramping, vision loss, chest pain, decreased appetite, fever, dark urine, jaundice, mood swings, and tender breasts.


Fact Box of Novelon Tablet

Molecule name: Desogestrel + Ethinylestradiol

Therapeutic class:  Contraceptives

Pharmacological class: Estrogen/Progestins

Indications:

1. Contraception 

2. Treatment of dysmenorrhea (irregular periods)


References

  1. Lotus International [Accessed on 19th July 2023], https://lotusinternational.com/product/novelon/
  2. Organon Pharma (UK) Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on February 2022] [Accessed on 22nd July 2023], Package leaflet: Information for the user (medicines.org.uk)
  3. B. Howard et al.,  Phase 3 Study of Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Combined Oral Contraceptive for Pregnancy Prevention, [Accessed on 19th July 2023], https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261920806_Phase_3_Study_of_Desogestrel_and_Ethinyl_Estradiol_Combined_Oral_Contraceptive_for_Pregnancy_Prevention

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