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What are the side effects of femilon and cabergoline?

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what are the side effects of femilon and cabergoline tablets?
Posted Sat, 2 Nov 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
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Thanks for writing to us.

FEMILON is a desogestrel & ethinylestradiol) and used to treat different gynecological problem and regularize period cycle beside its contraception effect.

Side effects: Nausea & vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, irregular spotting, depression, skin rashes, disturbance of appetite, weight changes, fluid retention, change in libido, hair loss, thrombosis etc. However, these are seen in long term used and vary women to women.

Initial pill user may find some side effects till the body is adjusted with hormone. They will overcome with the time. Do one overall health check up before taking any kind of contraceptive pill.

CABERGOLINE: It is a dopamine receptor agonist and used to treat high levels of the prolactin hormone either due to pituitary tumors or to unknown causes.

Side effects: Constipation, abdominal bloating, dizziness, full feeling, headache, lack or loss of strength, flatulence, breast pain, change in vision, dry mouth, feeling warmth, indigestion, lack of sleep, sweating etc.

However, side effects are quite less when used for short term purpose. Kindly, consult with your doctor if you get any adverse drug reaction.

Hope, above information is quite helpful to you. Let me know if you need any clarification.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Dr Soumen

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Follow-up: What are the side effects of femilon and cabergoline? 15 hours later
Does taking Femilon for 6 months stop periods? How does it treat endometriosis?
Answered by Dr. S Patra 3 hours later
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Thanks for follow up query.

1) Femilon would stop your period for certain time only (6 months) if you take them continuously without a break. It causes temporary cessation of cycle and controls excessive or heavy bleeding

2) Continuous hormonal treatment is very effective for endometriosis. It doesn't cure endometriosis totally but reduces pelvic pain by stopping regular periods for short time and prevents endometriosis from getting worse.

They temporarily inhibits ovulation by acting on ovaries. When you don't ovulate you don't have regular periods and when you take hormonal pills continuously you should have periods rarely or not at all. Since periods can cause pain for anyone with endometriosis, stopping it usually improves pain.

Hope, I have answered your query. If you don't have any query, you can close the discussion.

All the best. Good luck.

Dr Soumen
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