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TERAGEZZA 2000/35 MICROGRAM FILM-COATED TABLETS

Active substance(s): CYPROTERONE ACETATE / ETHINYLESTRADIOL

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Date

05-06-15

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of breast cancer in current and recent
Tell your doctor if any apply to you. Also
!
Check your breasts and nipples every
!
Of 100,000 women who are pregnant,
!
if you have certain rare medical
causes severe pain in the chest) or
Teragezza users is small. For example:
tell them if you get any of these for the first
month for changes tell your doctor if you
around 60 will have a blood clot in a
conditions such as systemic lupus
'mini-stroke' (transient ischaemic
!
Of 10,000 women who have never
time while taking Teragezza, or if any get
can see or feel anything odd, such as
year.
erythematosus;
attack)
taken Teragezza or the Pill, about 16
worse or come back, because you may
lumps or dimpling of the skin.
!
if you have sickle cell disease.
!
If you have (or have ever had) a heart
The risk of blood clots in a vein in users of a
will have breast cancer by the time they
need to stop taking it.
!
If you need a blood test tell your doctor
attack or stroke.
Teragezza
combined pill increases further:
are 35 years old.
that you are taking Teragezza, because
!
If you have a condition that may
When your skin condition has cleared up
Symptoms of blood clots:
2000/35 microgram
!
with increasing age;
!
Of 10,000 women who take Teragezza
Taking other medicines
this type of medicine can affect the
increase the risk of a blood clot in your
and you stop taking Teragezza, you will
Stop taking tablets and see your doctor
!
if you smoke.
or the Pill for 5 years in their early
If you ever need to take another medicine at
results of some tests.
arteries. This applies to the following
need to go back to your original/preferred
immediately if you notice possible signs
film-coated tablets
When using a hormonal
twenties, about 17-18 will have breast
the same time as taking Teragezza, always
!
If you're going to have an operation,
conditions:
method of contraception.
of a blood clot, such as:
Cyproterone acetate/Ethinylestradiol
contraceptive like Teragezza you are
cancer by the time they are 35 years old.
tell your doctor, pharmacist or dentist that
,
diabetes affecting your blood
make sure your doctor knows about it.
!
an unusual sudden cough;
strongly advised to stop smoking,
!
Of 10,000 women who have never
you're taking Teragezza. Also check the
vessels
You may need to stop taking Teragezza
!
severe pain in the chest which may
Treating skin conditions
especially if you are older than 35
,
very high blood pressure
taken Teragezza or the Pill, about 100
leaflets that come with all your medicines to
about 4-6 weeks before the operation.
reach the left arm;
Androgens are hormones that stimulate
years;
,
a very high level of fat in your blood
will have breast cancer by the time they
see if they can be taken with hormonal
This is to reduce the risk of a blood clot
!
breathlessness;
hair growth and the grease glands in your
This medicine is subject to additional
!
if one of your close relatives has had a
(cholesterol or triglycerides)
are 45 years old.
contraceptives.
(see section 2.1). Your doctor will tell
!
any unusual, severe, or long-lasting
skin. If you produce too much androgen, or
monitoring. This will allow quick
blood clot in the leg, lung or other organ
If you are taking Teragezza for skin
!
If you have problems with blood
!
Of 10,000 women who take Teragezza
you when you can start taking
headache or worsening of migraine;
if you are sensitive to the effect, the grease
identification of new safety information.
at a young age;
treatment, you must not take any other
or the Pill for 5 years in their early
clotting (e.g. protein C deficiency)
Teragezza again.
!
partial or complete loss of vision, or
glands may produce too much sebum. This
You can help by reporting any side effects
!
if you are overweight;
hormonal contraceptive at the same time.
thirties, about 110 will have breast
!
If you have ever suffered from
!
If you need to stop taking Teragezza,
double vision;
can block the grease glands, which can
you may get. See the end of section 4 for
!
if you must have an operation, or if you
cancer by the time they are 45 years old.
migraine, with visual disturbances
remember to use another contraceptive
!
slurring or speech disability;
become infected and inflamed causing
how to report side effects.
are off your feet for a long time because
!
If you have ever had a severe liver
Some medicines can stop Teragezza from
(e.g. condoms) if you are relying on
!
sudden changes to your hearing, sense
acne spots. Teragezza
stops the
of an injury or illness, or you have your
disease, and you have been told by
Your risk of breast cancer is higher:
Teragezza for contraception.
working properly for example:
of smell, or taste;
androgens affecting your skin and reduces
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
leg in a plaster cast;
your doctor that your liver test results
!
if you have a close relative (mother,
!
some medicines used to treat
!
dizziness or fainting;
the amount of androgens produced.
you start taking this medicine.
!
if you have polycystic ovary
are not yet back to normal
sister or grandmother) who has had
epilepsy
When should you contact your doctor
!
weakness or numbness in any part of
!
Keep this leaflet. You may need to
syndrome;
!
If you have ever had liver tumours
breast cancer
!
some medicines used to treat HIV
Stop taking tablets and contact your
your body;
Contraception
read it again.
!
if you have recently had a baby;
!
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any
!
if you are seriously overweight
!
griseofulvin (an anti-fungal medicine)
doctor immediately if you notice
!
severe pain in your abdomen;
Teragezza is a 21-day Pill you take one
!
If you have any questions or need
!
if you have certain rare medical
of the ingredients in Teragezza.
!
certain antibiotics (oral tetracyclines)
possible signs of a blood clot. The
!
severe pain or swelling in either of your
each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days
more advice, ask your doctor or
conditions such as systemic lupus
See a doctor as soon as possible if you
!
certain sedatives (called barbiturates)
symptoms are described below in 'Blood
legs.
when you take no pills.
pharmacist.
erythematosus, Crohn's disease or
notice any changes in your breasts, such
!
St. John's Wort (a herbal remedy).
If you suffer from any of these, or get them
clots (Thrombosis)' and in Section 4.
!
This medicine has been prescribed
ulcerative colitis;
as dimpling of the skin, changes in the
for the first time while taking Teragezza,
Teragezza also works as an oral
Following a blood clot, recovery is not
Teragezza will not protect you against
for you. Do not pass it on to others. It
!
if you have sickle cell disease.
nipple or any lumps you can see or feel.
contact your doctor as soon as possible. Do
If you do need to take one of these
contraceptive. You and your doctor will have
always complete. Rarely serious
sexually transmitted infections, such as
may harm them.
!
Taking Teragezza has also been linked
not take Teragezza. If needed, use another
medicines, Teragezza may not be suitable
to consider all the things that would
permanent disabilities may occur or the
Chlamydia or HIV. Only condoms can help
If this applies to you, it is important to tell
!
If any of the side effects gets
form of contraception.
to liver diseases, such as jaundice and
normally apply to the safe use of oral
for you or you may need to use extra
blood clot may even be fatal.
to do this.
your doctor that you are using Teragezza,
severe, or if you notice any not listed
non-cancer liver tumours, but this is
hormonal contraceptives.
contraception for a while. Your doctor,
as the treatment may have to be stopped.
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
rare. Very rarely, Teragezza has also
Teragezza can make some illnesses
pharmacist or dentist can tell you if this is
Directly after giving birth, women are at an
Teragezza needs to be taken as directed
Your doctor may tell you to stop using
pharmacist.
been linked with some forms of liver
worse
Blood clots (thrombosis)
necessary and for how long.
increased risk of blood clots so you should
to prevent pregnancy.
Teragezza several weeks before surgery or
cancer in women who have taken it for a
Some of the conditions listed below can be
Taking Teragezza may slightly increase
ask your doctor how soon after delivery you
while you are less mobile. Your doctor will
What is in this leaflet
2. What you need to know before you
long time.
made worse by taking Teragezza. Or they
your risk of having a blood clot (called a
Teragezza can also affect how well
can start taking Teragezza.
also tell you when you can start using
1. What Teragezza is and what it is used
take Teragezza
may mean it is less suitable for you. You
thrombosis), especially in the first year of
other medicines work.
Teragezza again after you are back on your
for
See a doctor as soon as possible if you
may still be able to take Teragezza but you
taking it. Your chances of having a blood clot
Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of
See a doctor straight away if you also
feet.
2. What you need to know before you
need to take special care and have checkare only increased slightly by taking
get severe pain in your stomach, or
your other medicine. In addition, Teragezza
develop severe depression, a severe
It's important that you understand the
take Teragezza
ups more often.
Teragezza compared with women who do
yellow skin or eyes (jaundice). You may
can also interfere with the results of some
allergic reaction, worsening of hereditary
benefits and risks of taking Teragezza
Blood clots in an artery.
3. How to take Teragezza
!
If you or your close family have ever had
not take Teragezza or any contraceptive pill.
need to stop taking Teragezza.
blood tests, so always tell your doctor that
angioedema, signs of breast cancer or
before you start taking it, or when deciding
A blood clot in an artery can cause serious
4. Possible side effects
problems with your heart or circulation,
A full recovery is not always made and in 1you are taking Teragezza if you have a
cervical cancer or signs of severe liver
whether to carry on taking it. Although
problems. For example, a blood clot in an
5. How to store Teragezza
such as high blood pressure
2% of cases, can be fatal.
Make sure Teragezza is OK for you
blood test.
problems (symptoms and signs are
Teragezza is suitable for most healthy
artery in the heart may cause a heart attack,
6. Contents of the pack and other
!
If you or your close family have ever had
Teragezza should not be taken by some
described in section 4).
women it isn't suitable for everyone.
or in the brain may cause a stroke.
information
problems with blood clotting
Blood clots in a vein
women
Taking Teragezza with food and drink
The use of a combined pill has been
!
If you have had migraines
A blood clot in a vein (known as a 'venous
There are no special instructions about food
Teragezza and cancer
Tell your doctor if you have any of the
connected with an increased risk of clots in
1. What Teragezza is and what it is
!
If you are currently suffering from
thrombosis') can block the vein. This can
Tell your doctor if you have any medical
and drink while on Teragezza.
While high dose COCs reduce your risk of
illnesses or risk factors mentioned in this
the arteries. This risk increases further:
used for
depression or have done so in the past
happen in veins of the leg, the lung (a lung
problems or illnesses.
cancer of the ovary and womb if used in the
leaflet.
!
with increasing age;
!
If you are overweight (obese)
embolus), or any other organ.
Do not take Teragezza
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
long term, it is not clear whether lower dose
!
if you smoke.
Teragezza contains an oestrogen and an
!
If you have the inherited disease called
Using a combined pill increases a woman's
Tell your doctor if any of the following
Do not use Teragezza if you are pregnant
oestrogen-progestogen containing Pills like
Before you start taking Teragezza
When using a hormonal
anti-androgen.
porphyria
risk of developing such clots compared with
conditions apply to you. Your doctor may
or are breast-feeding.
Teragezza also provide the same protective
!
Your doctor will ask about you and your
contraceptive like Teragezza you are
!
If you have diabetes
a woman not taking any combined pill. The
then advise you to use a different treatment:
If you think you might be pregnant, do a
effects. However, it also seems that taking
family's medical problems and check
strongly advised to stop smoking,
Teragezza is used to treat skin conditions
!
If you have inflammation of the
risk of developing a blood clot in a vein is
!
If you are using another hormonal
pregnancy test to confirm that you are
Teragezza slightly increases your risk of
your blood pressure and exclude the
especially if you are older than 35
such as acne, very oily skin and
pancreas (pancreatitis), or a history or
highest during the first year a woman uses
contraceptive
before you stop taking Teragezza.
cancer of the cervix although this may be
likelihood of you being pregnant. You
years;
excessive hair growth in women of
family history of high levels of fat in
the Pill. The risk is not as high as the risk of
!
If you are pregnant or might be
due to having sex without a condom, rather
may also need other checks, such as a
!
if you are overweight;
reproductive age. Due to its contraceptive
your blood (hypertriglyceridemia), as
developing a blood clot during pregnancy.
pregnant
Driving and using machines
than Teragezza. All women should have
breast examination, but only if these
!
if you have high blood pressure;
properties it should only be prescribed for
you may be at risk of developing
!
If you are breast-feeding
Teragezza has no known effect on the ability
regular smear tests.
examinations are necessary for you or if
!
if a close relative has had a heart attack
you if your doctor considers that
pancreatitis
Your chances of having a blood clot are
!
If you have or have ever had breast
to drive or use machines.
you have any special concerns.
or stroke at a young age;
treatment with a hormonal contraceptive
!
If you have brown patches on your
only increased slightly by taking
cancer
If you have breast cancer, or have had it in
!
if you have a high level of fat in your
is appropriate.
face or body (chloasma) (see below
Teragezza.
!
If you have (or have ever had) a blood
Teragezza contains lactose
the past, you should not take Teragezza or
While you're on Teragezza
blood (cholesterol or triglycerides);
You should only take Teragezza if your
'Teragezza and sun-beds or sun-lamps')
!
Of 100,000 women who are not taking
clot in your legs (thrombosis), lungs
If you have been told by your doctor that you
other oral contraceptives, as they slightly
!
You will need regular check-ups with
!
if you get migraines;
skin condition has not improved after use
!
If you haves any illness that worsened
(pulmonary embolism) or any other part
Teragezza, not on the Pill and not
have intolerance to some sugars, contact
increase your risk of breast cancer. This risk
your doctor usually when you need
!
if you have a problem with your heart
of other anti-acne treatments, including
during pregnancy or previous use of
of the body
pregnant, about 5 to 10 will have a blood
your doctor before using Teragezza.
goes up the longer you're on Teragezza, but
another prescription of Teragezza.
(valve disorder, disturbance of the
topical treatments and antibiotics.
the Pill or Teragezza (see section 4)
!
If you have (or have ever had) a disease
clot in a year.
returns to normal within about 10 years of
!
You should go for regular cervical
rhythm);
that may be an indicator of a heart attack
!
Of 100,000 women who take
stopping it. Because breast cancer is rare in
smear tests.
!
if you have polycystic ovary
Teragezza or the Pill, up to 40 will have
in the future (e.g. angina pectoris which
women under the age of 40, the extra cases
syndrome;
a blood clot in a year.
!
if you have diabetes;
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eight) even if you are still bleeding. So if
you take the last pill of one pack on a Friday,
you will take the first pill of your next pack on
the Saturday of the following week. Always
start the new strip on time.
As long as you take Teragezza correctly,
you will always start each new strip on the
same day of the week.

Or if you do not want to change the starting
day of your cycle, take a pill from a spare
strip if you have one. Then take all the other
pills from your current strip as usual. You
can then keep the opened
spare strip in case you lose any more pills.

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!
putting on weight
Bleeding between periods should not
What Teragezza looks like and contents
!
headaches
last long
of the pack
!
depressive moods or mood swings
A few women have a little unexpected
Round, light pink, biconvex, film coated
A missed pill
!
sore or painful breasts
bleeding or spotting while they are taking
tablets debossed 'T' on one side and other
Severe depression:
If you are less than 12 hours late with a
Teragezza, especially during the first few
side plain.
Although, it is not considered a direct side
pill, take it straight away. Keep taking your
months. Normally, this bleeding is nothing
Uncommon side effects (between 10 and
effect of Teragezza, you should stop
pills at the usual time. This may mean taking
to worry about and will stop after a day or
Teragezza tablets are packed in an
100 in every 10,000 users may be affected)
Teragezza as a precaution, if you develop
two pills in one day. Don't worry your
two. Keep taking Teragezza as usual. The
aluminium backed blister consisting of
!
being sick and stomach upsets
If you are sick or have diarrhoea
severe depression, and see your doctor
contraceptive protection should not be
problem should disappear after the first few
clear, transparent PVC film coated with
!
fluid retention
If you are sick (vomit) or have very bad
straight away.
reduced.
strips.
PVdc in an aluminium foil pouch.
diarrhoea, your body may not get its usual
!
migraine
Starting Teragezza
dose of hormones from that pill. If you are
!
loss of interest in sex
You may also have unexpected bleeding if
Signs of a blood clot:
3. Taking Teragezza
If you are more than 12 hours late with a
Marketing Authorisation Holder
better within 12 hours of taking
!
breast enlargement
you are not taking your pills regularly, so try
New users or starting Teragezza after a
!
an unusual sudden cough;
pill, or you have missed more than one pill,
Morningside Healthcare Ltd
Teragezza, follow the instructions in
!
skin rash, which may be itchy
to take your pill at the same time every day.
break
!
severe pain in the chest which may
your contraceptive protection may be
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section 3.4 A lost pill, which describes how
Also, unexpected bleeding can sometimes
It is best to take your first Teragezza pill on
Your doctor has chosen Teragezza as a
reach the left arm;
reduced.
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to take another pill.
Rare side effects (between 1 and 10 in
be caused by other medicines.
the first day of your next period. By starting
treatment for your severe acne or
!
breathlessness;
!
Take the most recently missed pill as
every 10,000 users may be affected)
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in this way, you will have contraceptive
excessive hair growth on your face and
!
any unusual, severe, or long-lasting
soon as you remember, even if it means
!
poor tolerance of contact lenses
UK
If you are still sick or have diarrhoea more
Make an appointment to see your doctor
protection with your first pill.
body. However, Teragezza also has a
headache or worsening of migraine;
taking two at once. Leave any earlier
!
losing weight
than 12 hours after taking Teragezza, see
if you get breakthrough bleeding or spotting
contraceptive effect, so it is important to
!
partial or complete loss of vision, or
missed pills in the pack.
!
increase of interest in sex
section 3.3, A missed pill.
that:
Manufacturer
follow the advice below if you are relying
double vision;
Changing to Teragezza from another
!
Continue to take a pill every day for
!
vaginal or breast discharge
!
carries on for more than the first few
!
Talk to your doctor if your stomach
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on Teragezza for contraception.
!
slurring or speech disability;
contraceptive Pill
the next seven days at your usual time.
!
venous blood clot
months
upset carries on or gets worse. He or
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!
sudden changes to your hearing, sense
If you are currently taking a 21-day Pill:
!
If you come to the end of a strip of
!
starts after you've been taking
she may recommend another form of
Loughborough
of smell, or taste;
start Teragezza the next day after the end of
If you are only using Teragezza for your
pills during these seven days, start the
Other side effects reported
Teragezza for a while
contraception.
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!
dizziness or fainting;
the previous strip. You will have
acne or excessive hair growth, you can
next strip without taking the usual seven
!
bleeding and spotting between your
!
carries on even after you've stopped
UK
!
weakness or numbness in any part of
contraceptive protection with your first pill.
still follow this advice, but ask your doctor
day break. You probably won't have a
periods can sometimes occur for the
taking Teragezza.
Missed a period could you be pregnant?
your body;
You will not have a bleed until after your first
if you are unsure.
bleed until after you finish the second
first few months but this usually stops
This leaflet was last revised in June 2015
Occasionally, you may miss a withdrawal
!
severe pain in your abdomen;
strip of Teragezza.
strip of pills, but don't worry. If you finish
once your body has adjusted to
bleed. This could mean that you are
Reporting of side effects
!
severe pain or swelling in either of your
!
If you are taking a 28-day Pill: start
Duration of use
the second strip of pills and don't have a
Teragezza. If it continues, becomes
pregnant, but that is very unlikely if you have
If you get any side effects, talk to your
legs.
taking Teragezza the day after your last
Your doctor will tell you how long you
bleed, do a pregnancy test before
heavy or starts again, contact your
taken your pills correctly. Start your next
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
active pill. You will have contraceptive
need to keep taking Teragezza.
starting another strip.
doctor
strip at the normal time. If you think that you
any possible side effects not listed in this
protection with your first pill. You will not
Signs of a severe allergic reaction or
!
Use extra contraception for seven
!
chloasma (yellow brown patches on the
might have put yourself at risk of pregnancy
leaflet. You can also report side effects
have a bleed until after your first strip of
worsening of hereditary angioedema:
How to take it
days after missing a pill, such as
skin). This may happen even if you have
(for example, by missing pills or taking other
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
Teragezza.
!
swelling of the hands, face, lips,
Take Teragezza every day for 21 days
condoms.
been using Teragezza for a number of
medicines), or if you miss a second bleed,
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
!
If you are taking a progestogen-only
mouth, tongue or throat. A swollen
Teragezza comes in strips of 21 pills,
!
If you have missed one or more pills
months. Chloasma may be reduced by
you should do a pregnancy test. You can
Pill (POP or 'mini Pill'): start Teragezza
tongue/throat may lead to difficulty
each marked with a day of the
from the first week of your strip (days 1
avoiding too much sunlight and/or UV
buy these from the chemist or get a free test
By reporting side effects you can help
on the first day of bleeding, even if you
swallowing and breathing
week.
to 7) and you had sex in that week, you
lamps
at your doctors surgery. If you are pregnant,
provide more information on the safety of
have already taken the progestogen!
a red bumpy rash (hives) and itching
!
Take your pill at the same time every
could become pregnant. Contact your
!
occurence or deterioration of the
stop taking Teragezza and see your doctor.
this medicine.
only Pill for that day. You will have
day.
doctor or pharmacist for advice as soon
movement disorder chorea
contraceptive cover straight away.
Signs of breast cancer include:
!
Start by taking a pill marked with the
5. How to store Teragezza
as possible. They may recommend you
!
Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
Taking more than one pill should not
!
dimpling of the skin
correct day of the week.
use emergency contraception.
!
conditions that may worsen during
cause harm
Starting Teragezza after a miscarriage or
!
changes in the nipple
!
Follow the direction of the arrows on
pregnancy or previous use of the Pill:
It is unlikely that taking more than one pill
abortion
Keep all medicines out of the sight and
!
any lumps you can see or feel.
the strip. Take one pill each day, until
If you have missed any of the pills in a
,
yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
will do you any harm, but you may feel sick,
If you have had a miscarriage or an abortion
reach of children.
you have finished all 21 pills.
strip, and you do not bleed in the first
,
persistent itching (pruritus)
vomit or have some vaginal bleeding. Talk to
during the first three months of
Signs of cancer of the cervix include:
!
Swallow each pill whole, with water if
pill-free break, you may be pregnant.
,
kidney or liver problems
your doctor if you have any of these
pregnancy, your doctor may tell you to start
Store in the original package in order to
!
vaginal discharge that smells and/or
necessary. Do not chew the pill.
Contact your doctor or do a pregnancy
,
gall stones
symptoms.
taking Teragezza straight away. This means
protect from light.
contains blood
test yourself.
,
certain rare medical conditions such
that you will have contraceptive protection
!
unusual vaginal bleeding
Then have seven pill-free days
as systemic lupus erythematosus
When you want to get pregnant
with your first pill.
Do not use Teragezza after the expiry date
!
pelvic pain
After you have taken all 21 pills in the
,
blister-like rash (herpes
If you start a new strip of pills late, or
If you are planning a baby, it's best to use
shown on the strip.
!
painful sex.
strip, you have seven days when you take
gestationis) whilst pregnant
make your 'week off' longer than seven
another method of contraception after
If you have had a miscarriage or an abortion
no pills.
,
an inherited form of deafness
days, you may not be protected from
stopping Teragezza until you have had a
after the third month of pregnancy, ask
Do not throw away any medicines down a
Signs of severe liver problems include:
Within a few days of taking the last pill
(otosclerosis)
pregnancy. If you had sex in the last seven
proper period. Your doctor or midwife relies
your doctor for advice. You may need to use
drain or into a bin. Ask your pharmacist what
!
severe pain in your stomach
from the strip, you should have a
,
a personal or family history or a form
days, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
on the date of your last natural period to tell
extra contraception, such as condoms, for a
to do with any medicines you do not want.
!
yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
withdrawal bleed like a period. This bleed
of sickle cell disease
advice. You may need to consider
you when your baby is due. However, it will
short time.
!
inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
may not have finished when it is time to
,
swelling of body parts (hereditary
emergency contraception. You should also
not cause you or the baby any harm if you
This will help to protect the environment.
!
your whole body starts itching.
start your next strip of pills.
angioedema)
use extra contraception, such as a condom,
get pregnant straight away.
Contraception after having a baby
If you are relying on this medicine to
,
an inherited disease called
for seven days.
6. Contents of the pack and other
If you have just had a baby, your doctor may
If you think you may have any of these,
prevent pregnancy, always take
4. Possible side effects
porphyria
information
advise you that Teragezza should be started
see a doctor straight away. You may need
Teragezza as described here. You don't
,
cancer of the cervix
A lost pill
21 days after delivery provided that you are
to stop taking Teragezza.
need to use extra contraception during
If you lose a pill, either take the last pill of
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause
fully mobile. You do not have to wait for a
the seven pill-free days as long as you
What Teragezza contains
the strip in place of the lost pill. Then take all
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
side effects, although not everybody gets
period. You will need to use another method
have taken your pills correctly and start
Less serious side effects
The active substances are Cyproterone
the other pills on their proper days. Your
worried about any side effects which you
them.
of contraception, such as a condom, until
the next strip of pills on time. Check with
acetate and Ethinylestradiol.
cycle will be one day shorter than normal,
think may be due to Teragezza. Also tell
you start Teragezza and for the first 7 days
your doctor if you are not sure.
The other ingredients are Lactose
Common side effects (between 100 and
but your contraceptive protection won't
them if any existing conditions get worse
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
of pill taking.
monohydrate, Maize starch, Povidone,
1000 in every 10,000 users may be
be affected. After your seven pill-free days
while you are taking Teragezza.
worried about any side effects which you
Start your next strip on day eight
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Hypromellose
affected)
you will have a new starting day, one day
think may be due to Teragezza.
Start taking your next strip of Teragezza
(E464), Macrogol (E1521), Titanium
!
feeling sick
earlier than before.
after the seven pill-free days (on day
!
stomach ache
Dioxide (E171) and Iron Oxide Red (E172).
Teragezza and sun-beds or sun-lamps
Sun-lamps are used by some women for
acne as well as to tan the skin. This is not
a very useful treatment for acne. Do not
use sun-beds or sun-lamps and avoid
prolonged sunbathing if you are taking
Teragezza. Their use increases the
chance of chloasma, a patchy
discolouration of the skin (as it does with
ordinary oral contraceptives).

Do not take Teragezza if you are breastfeeding

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