Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
154 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What are the side effects of Femilon?

I got married in the last month and this is the first time that i used OCP (started taking femilon pills on 2nd of june). But i want to switch to some other OCP like saheli or mala d. Please let me know when can i stop taking femilon and will it cause adverse effect on health if i switch to some other OCP ?
Thu, 30 Jan 2020
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Both Femilon and Mala-D are combined oral contraceptive pills. If you wish you can switch over to Mala-D, continue taking Femilon pills for 21 days throughout and then wait for 7 days for beginning of the cycle. Then start a new pack of Mala-D pack from the 8th day onwards and continue to take as before. Both of the above pills are known to cause nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles/feet and weight gain. Irregular bleeding may occur between the periods, there is also a risk of clot formation in the veins of the leg and also high blood pressure. Whereas 'Saheli' (ormeloxifene) is a non-steroidal oral contraceptive pill free from side effects like nausea, vomiting, weight gain, clot formation and high blood pressure and yet equally effective in preventing an unwanted pregnancy.

If you wish to start taking Saheli, it should be taken it should be taken immediately after stopping Femilon. It is usually taken twice a week for the first three months and once a week thereafter. Since it takes three months for Saheli pill to exert its full contraceptive benefits, so barrier methods like condoms or diaphragms should be used along with it to get the maximum protection.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


What are the side effects of Femilon?

Hi, Both Femilon and Mala-D are combined oral contraceptive pills. If you wish you can switch over to Mala-D, continue taking Femilon pills for 21 days throughout and then wait for 7 days for beginning of the cycle. Then start a new pack of Mala-D pack from the 8th day onwards and continue to take as before. Both of the above pills are known to cause nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles/feet and weight gain. Irregular bleeding may occur between the periods, there is also a risk of clot formation in the veins of the leg and also high blood pressure. Whereas Saheli (ormeloxifene) is a non-steroidal oral contraceptive pill free from side effects like nausea, vomiting, weight gain, clot formation and high blood pressure and yet equally effective in preventing an unwanted pregnancy. If you wish to start taking Saheli, it should be taken it should be taken immediately after stopping Femilon. It is usually taken twice a week for the first three months and once a week thereafter. Since it takes three months for Saheli pill to exert its full contraceptive benefits, so barrier methods like condoms or diaphragms should be used along with it to get the maximum protection. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician