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Have ovarian cyst and irregular periods. On Femilon. Any side effects?

I am 37 year old female. I am diagnosed with 2.5 cm ovarian cyst and my cycles were irregular for last 6 months Doctor gave me Divery to start my periods and now I have got my periods, she has given Femilon I need to take it for 21 days then 7 days is break again reapet 21 days and 7 dys break and again 21 days. Totally 3 times of 21 days i shld take it is this for regularising the cycles ? any side effects ?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2016

Femilon is combined OCP and is used both in regularizing menstrual cycle and prevention of unwanted pregnancy. So, continue above prescribed medication as per your doctor recommendation.

It has several side effects but quite tolerable in scheduled doses and include dizziness, lack of energy, drowsines, headache and sweating etc along with some GI effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, epigastric fullness and gastric irritation.

Avoid stress, take healthy diet with iron supplements, control body wt and need proper sleeping.

Be well.
Answered: Thu, 23 Oct 2014
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