Logest - Instructions for use: to protect against unwanted pregnancy

November 18, 2011

 Logest - Instructions for use
 Modern hormonal contraceptives can reliably protect a woman against pregnancy. But they have many side effects, and contraindications for use. Therefore, before prescribing these drugs obstetrician is obliged to conduct a full examination of the woman.

 Logest - Instructions for use: to protect against unwanted pregnancy

The mechanism of action Logest

Logest - a monophasic combined low-dose hormonal contraceptive, the main purpose of the application of which is the prevention of unwanted pregnancy. Available in logest pills to 21 and 63 pieces per pack. Each tablet contains 75 micrograms gestodene (a synthetic progesterone analogue) and 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol (synthetic analogue of estrogens). Manufacturer - international pharmaceutical company Schering.

Preventing pregnancy while taking Logest occurs through the interaction of different mechanisms. Logest basic action is that it suppresses the production of gonadotropins (stimulating sexual function) pituitary hormones, resulting in the slow maturation of ova in the ovary and the impossibility of ovulation Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?  Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?
   - Release egg from the ovary. In addition, logest increases the viscosity of mucus of the cervical canal, which hinders the penetration of sperm into the uterus and fallopian tubes to fertilize an egg.

Logest is sometimes used for the purpose of the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Against the background of his admission menstrual cycle becomes more regular, menstruation - less painful (even dysmenorrhea), less abundant. Reducing blood loss contributes to the overall improvement of the body - are signs of iron deficiency anemia. According to some observations while taking Logest reduces the risk of developing cancer of the uterus and ovaries, but these data have not been confirmed in clinical studies.

 Logest - Instructions for use: to protect against unwanted pregnancy

Rules of admission Logest

These rules are very important, because of how they met, determine the effectiveness of the drug. Logest take one tablet a day for 21 at one and the same time. Begin Logest reception on the first day of the menstrual cycle The days of the menstrual cycle: Four phases  The days of the menstrual cycle: Four phases
   (this is the first day of menstruation). All the pills contain the same dose of hormones, but for convenience they were placed in a special calendar packaging, which specifies the days of the week. After three weeks of when all the pills in the pack runs out, done a week break. The sharp break in the administration of hormones leads to rejection of the mucous membrane of the uterus and bleeding menstrualnopodobnoe. Exactly a week you need to start taking the next pack of pills. This method provides a very high Logest efficacy.

If you missed the reception at least one tablet, efficacy decreases. Allowed late in pill less than 12 hours. In this case, the missed pills should be taken immediately, and the next - in the usual office hours. If a woman has forgotten to take the pills, and the delay was longer than 12 hours, the efficiency Logest reduced and additional protection (eg barrier methods - condoms).

The instructions to Logest detail all of life's situations that can confront a woman while receiving Logest and its actions in this case.

 Logest - Instructions for use: to protect against unwanted pregnancy

Possible side effects Logest

Hormonal contraceptives, even low-dose, can produce a lot of side effects. But the side effects usually occur when the woman had contraindications for receiving Logest. To avoid this, before taking Logest doctor prescribes woman examination.

When receiving Logest, the following side effects:

  • thrombosis and embolism (blood clot separation and blockage of blood vessels it) - this is the most serious complication that occurs when using hormonal contraceptives, while taking Logest it is very rare;
  • the part of the digestive system - sometimes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Diarrhea, bile stasis, and even jaundice (rare);
  • from the genitals - intermenstrual bleeding and spotting (usually during the first months of receiving), changes of vaginal secretion, a sense of tension, and breast enlargement, changes in body weight, decreased sex drive;
  • the central nervous system - depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 Headaches, including migraine headaches;
  • conjunctival irritation of eyes and an inability to wear contact lenses, covert and overt swelling, allergies.

 Logest - Instructions for use: to protect against unwanted pregnancy

Contraindications Logest

Before the appointment Logest should be excluded following diseases and conditions:

  • increased tendency to thrombosis, caused by any disease;
  • diabetes with vascular disorders, inflammatory diseases of the pancreas - they contribute to the formation of blood clots;
  • diseases of the liver, which are accompanied by violation of its functions;
  • all liver tumors (both malignant and benign);
  • migraine, which is accompanied by temporary disturbance of sensation or movement;
  • any malignant tumor;
  • bleeding from the genitals of unknown origin;
  • Pregnancy or suspicion of it;
  • breast-feeding;
  • idiosyncrasy components Logest.

Logest should be taken only on prescription.

Galina Romanenko

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Mifegin - performing well?

December 27, 2009

  • Mifegin - performing well?
  • Its mechanism of action

 Mifegin - drug for medical termination of pregnancy. Tablets Mifegin tablets contain the active ingredient Mifepristone, which is a progesterone antagonist that is blocking progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 By preventing pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks progesterone receptors in the uterus, which reduces the activity of the latter.

Progesterone plays an important role in the preservation and development of the pregnancy, in particular, is essential for successful implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus and prevent contractions of the uterus during pregnancy. Blocking of progesterone receptors in the uterus, mifepristone significantly reduces the level that leads to abortion. In most cases, abortion is enough to take mifegin, but sometimes to remove the fetal surgery may be required. Mifegin pills must be used under medical supervision.

 Mifegin - performing well?


  • termination of pregnancy for up to 63 days;
  • softening and dilatation of the cervix in preparation for a surgical abortion;
  • training and induction of labor.

 Mifegin - performing well?

Precautions and special instructions

  • Mifegin can be taken only under the supervision of a qualified professional.
  • Use of the drug for abortion, and to prepare for the birth possible only in a hospital, in institutions equipped with the necessary equipment.
  • Within 12 days after receiving Mifegin possible minor bleeding. The occurrence of abundant uterine bleeding Uterine bleeding outside of menstruation - a sign of a serious breach  Uterine bleeding outside of menstruation - a sign of a serious breach
   may require immediate surgical intervention.
  • Repeated visits to the doctor (up visit) are encouraged to nominate 14 - 21 days after receiving Mifegin.
  • Mifegin not be used if there are doubts about the presence of pregnancy and its duration. To determine the duration of pregnancy perform appropriate examinations, such as ultrasound.
  • Incorrect or incomplete use of Mifegin does not lead to abortion. Effects of mifepristone Mifepristone: medical termination of pregnancy by the French pharmacists  Mifepristone: medical termination of pregnancy by the French pharmacists
   It carries a high risk of congenital malformations. In this case, it will be necessary to terminate a pregnancy surgically.
  • For women with artificial heart valves, or infective endocarditis when applying Mifegin should be carried out preventive treatment with antibiotics.
  • A high cholesterol level, high blood pressure and blood disorders (anemia) mifegin should be taken with caution.

Shortly after applying Mifegin possible to get pregnant again, so it is recommended to use reliable methods of contraception, such as condoms.

 Mifegin - performing well?


  • hypersensitivity to the drug;
  • adrenal insufficiency;
  • acute or chronic renal and / or hepatic impairment;
  • porphyria;
  • presence of uterine scar;
  • pelvic inflammatory disease;
  • the presence of severe extragenital pathology;
  • violation of hemostasis;
  • severe form of uncontrolled asthma;
  • Suspected ectopic pregnancy;
  • pregnancy not confirmed by clinical studies or for more than 42 days after the cessation of menstruation;
  • pregnancy, appeared at the background of intrauterine kontratseptsivnyh means or after cancellation of hormonal contraception Hormonal contraception: Modern birth control pills  Hormonal contraception: Modern birth control pills
  • uterine fibroids;
  • severe preeclampsia;
  • preeclampsia;
  • eclampsia;
  • preterm or post-term pregnancy;

 Mifegin - performing well?

Application of lactation

Some drugs are contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Mifepristone passes into breast milk, and the drug is contraindicated in nursing mothers. Breastfeeding should be discontinued for 14 days after treatment.

 Mifegin - performing well?

Side effect

Side effects Mifegin individual; the following side effects are observed not in all cases:

 Mifegin - performing well?

Very common (seen in 1 out of 10 women)

  • severe vaginal bleeding;
  • abdominal pain;
  • abdominal cramps.

 Mifegin - performing well?

Common (occur in 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 women)

  • genital infections, including pelvic inflammatory disease;
  • intestinal disorders, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea;
  • low blood pressure.

 Mifegin - performing well?

Malorasprostranennyh (observed at 1 in 100 and 1 in 10 000 women)

  • skin rash;
  • headache;
  • hot flashes;
  • malaise;
  • dizziness;
  • fainting.

 Mifegin - performing well?

Rare (occur in 1 in 10 000 women)

  • toxic shock with fatal infection caused by Clostridium sordellii.