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FDA to Review Efficiency of Essure Contraceptive Implant

The Food and Administration (FDA) of the United States is set to review Essure (birth control implant device), following many complaints from women who have used the same. This implant promises to keep a female away from pregnancy for a long period, sometimes lifetime. It was given approval by the FDA in the 2002 year. This small metal spring is put in comfortably for the fallopian tubes. The obstruction created does not let mature eggs pass through for causing pregnancy. Unlike birth control pill, the product is an intra-uterine device, while the former can be taken orally.

Side Effect Stories about Bayer’s Birth Control Device:

The safety of this device has been questioned by users, as many did face disappointing side effects. The FDA cited that it will follow a meeting for reliability of Essure. In the recent years of the past, the Agency confronted patients and their advocates for understanding their experiences and problems with the contraceptive device. The efforts are being continued to understand user’s stories in a better way to address the root cause of the scenario. The manufacturer of Essure, Bayer did inform audiences that the side effects to this device are migration of the same, rash, or pelvic pain.

But women say that they have received negative fallouts other than mentioned possible side effects, which were not even closer to what birth control pill consequences were. A 37 year old female, Melanie Goshgarian told news that she bled heavy and felt metallic flavor in mouth when the device was implanted in her. Melanie recounts that her body felt different as it began to itch often, legs and arms constantly tinged, and she was facing a bout of confusion all the time.

The Role of FDA and Essure Manufacturer:

The FDA reported that it had received 20,000 complaints from users, who also spoke about their experiences on Twitter and Facebook. Their agency will adhere to certain limitations when the review of such stories will be done for Essure. In the last 2 years, there has been an increase in the rare of complaints and side effect events submitted by the people in relation to this contraceptive device. The Bayer officials were glad enough to propose their support and opportunity in discussing about their said product with the Food and Drug Administration.

The manufacturers of Essure noted that before launching the product in market, it was tested safely on 10,000 women, who did not report of any usual activities. But, Bayer is still supportive in prioritizing patients’ safety and has sympathized to the users who went through problems with their contraceptive device. They have affirmed about welcoming an open dialogue between them and the patients or those who have any queries for Essure.

Opinions of Experts:

Dr. Deborah Bartz, a gynecologist and obstetrician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital said that for many female, the Essure device is the most feasible and best alternative to permanent birth control. But, for some people, the use of such products may not be idea because of serious medical conditions, which could defy the possibility of surgery to fallopian tubes.

Dr. Karen Ashby (obstetrician and gynecologist) from at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center told the news that as Essure may be difficult to remove, women may be prone to itchy skin and long-period pain, while others could be allergic to metal, leading to complications.

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Loette Contraceptive Makes Women Avoid Pregnancy Possibility

Women can prevent pregnancy by using the contraceptive pill, Loette. It has both progestin and estrogen in low dose format to prohibit occurrence of pregnancy by diffusing the chances of ovaries releasing matured eggs for fertilization. The medicine also alters cervix and uterus so that the implantation does not happen, and sperms cannot enter the uterine space for causing pregnancy.

The medication is available in 21 or 28 day format. The product releases synthetic hormones to block LH and FSH gonadotropic hormones (responsible for ovulation). The uterine lining turns ripe when the medicine acts, and cervical mucus thickens. Shedding of endometrium occurs when hormonal supplements of contraception are not provided creating withdrawal bleeding.

Dosage Indication for Birth Control Tablets

The former schedule includes 21 active tablets, to be taken one each day at same time, orally with water. Then, a gap of 7 days should be maintained, wherein the user does not take any hormonal birth control measures. In 28 day schedule, the last 7 placebo days are replaced by 7 inert tablets, to be used every day after active pill dosage is completed.

A new pack of Loette contraceptive is to be started from the 29th day. The woman will start menstruation in placebo or inert tablet intake period. Even if the menses continue after placebo duration, the person has to begin with the new course, or use non-hormonal protection for birth.

Loette Pill Side Effects

The possible side effects to hormonal birth control are dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, appetite alteration, mood swings, anxiety, nausea and headache. Some of the rare complications are heart attack, artery blood clot, brain strokes, hepatic adenoma, and gall bladder inflammation, jaundice, gall stones, liver cancer etc. The chances of contacting severs side effects are very rare, if the product usage is spaced out comfortably.

Contraindications

Certain conditions are not conducive to the effects of contraceptive medicines. These include hypersensitivity to Loette ingredients, vascular issues (deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis), coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disorders, and blood clotting affiliation disorders, suspected pregnancy, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, breastfeeding, cancer, gastrointestinal troubles, eye condition, epilepsy and few other critical disorders.

Warnings

Blood clotting in vessels are at higher risk as the age progresses, and in smokers. Thus, females who smoke a lot, and above the 35 years age benchmark are at a risk of serious vascular affects, and cardiac disorders, if they use Loette birth control pill. The product is not for abortion or to avert HIV and other transmitted diseases sexually. Alcohol use during the course must be omitted or moderated.

Interactions

Certain medicines reduce the efficacy of Loette medication, or may include health hazards, when these interact with each other. Thus, the users must restrict from utilizing the medicines such as barbiturates, particular antibiotics (tetracycline, ampicillin), Rifampicin, St. John’s wort, Modafinil, Ritonavir, Rifabutin, Topiramate, Phenytoin, Primidone, Griseofulvin, Dexamethasone, Atorvastatin, Acetaminophen, Phenylbutazone, vitamin C, Fluconazole, Indinavir etc.

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Misoprostol for Abortion and Other Medical Uses

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Misoprostol (Cytolog) contains prostaglandins that have anti-secretion activity. It is taken buccally or sublingually and lessens secretion at hydrochloric acidity. It presents cytoprotective and auterotonic motion by stimulation secretion connected mucus and bicarbonate. When used to conduct an early abortion, it causes contractions on myometrium smooth muscle tissues. It dilates the cervix and lets pregnancy parts out from the vagina.

A woman can seek safe pregnancy termination with it because of the success rate of the same is more than 90%. Other medical uses are the prevention of basal, night secretion of gastric liquid, and revitalizing. The medicine can cure stomach ulcers by acting on mucous membranes in the abdomen.

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