Cimizt is a combined hormonal birth control pill, containing synthetic versions of progesterone and oestrogen.
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One tablet contains 150 micrograms of desogestrel and 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol. They are taken once a day for the first 21 days of the menstrual cycle.
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Cimizt is a combined oral contraceptive pill, made by Morningside pharmaceuticals. It is taken once a day for 21 consecutive days in a woman’s menstrual cycle, and is then succeeded by seven pill-free days. The product prevents pregnancy by mimicking the function of hormones in the body.
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Every month, the female reproductive system goes through various phases in order to get ready for pregnancy. The process of ovulation involves the production and release of an egg from the ovary, and once this has taken place, the egg is ready to be fertilised by male sperm. Following insemination, the egg makes its way to the uterus, where it attaches to the wall and begins its growth into an embryo. If the egg is not successfully fertilised, it instead simply disintegrates once it has reached the uterus and is secreted by the body during menstruation (along with the lining of the uterus).
The hormones progesterone and oestrogen play a vital part in these processes. The rise and fall in levels of these hormones triggers the start of these movements, and the active constituents in Cimizt prevent them from occurring by simulating the function of these hormones.
Desogestrel, which is an artificial version of progesterone, persuades the body to forego ovulation, thereby preventing the release of an egg; while ethinylestradiol, a man-made version of oestrogen, thickens the consistency of fluid in the cervix so that sperm cannot get through. They also regulate the build up and shedding of the uterine lining, so that a fertilised egg cannot implant there as easily.
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How to use Cimizt
Make sure when using this product that you adhere to the directions your prescriber has issued, and that you familiarise yourself with the instructions in the patient information leaflet. This will enable you to get the most out of your treatment and lower the risk of side effects.
- Apply as prescribed.
- This will typically be one tablet per day for 21 days, followed by a 7 day rest period.
- Repeat this process the following month and so on.
- Take your tablets as indicated by the arrows on the strip.
- Consult the patient information for advice on when to start using this pill, and also what to do if you miss a dose.
- Always swallow these tablets whole with water.
- Do not exceed the prescribed dose.
Follow the guidelines provided with the medicine when using it. If you need any further assistance, speak to your doctor or family planning nurse.
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Cimizt side effects
It is important to take this medication as directed by your doctor. Doing so will help to limit the risk of side effects.
If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction or a blood clot, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, then you should contact your doctor immediately. More information on what these look like can be found in the patient information leaflet.
Very common (1 in 10 people or more):
Irregular bleeding or weight fluctuations.
Common (1 in 10 people or less):
Reduced bleeding, breast pain or tenderness, decreased libido, depression, headache, anxiety, migraine, dizziness, feeling or being sick, acne, rash, fluid retention, or high blood pressure.
Rare (1 in 1000 people or less):
Vaginal candidiasis, impaired hearing, thromboembolism, hypersensitivity, increased sexual desire, intolerance to contact lenses, hair loss, itching, skin disorders, or vaginal discharge.
This is not a comprehensive list of the side effects associated with this medication. A more detailed account can be located in the patient information leaflet.
Taking it with other medicines
Cimizt may interact with certain medicines, including the following: antiepileptics; treatments for tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS medications; antibiotics; St. John's wort; or cyclosporine. Let your doctor know if you are using these or any other products during consultation.
Conditions to look out for
You should not use this pill if you have or have ever had: a blood clot; a disorder affecting your blood clotting; a heart attack or a stroke; angina; severe diabetes with blood vessel damage; very high blood pressure; very high level of offal in the blood; hyperhomocysteinemia; migraine with aura; pancreatitis; serious liver disease; breast cancer or cancer of the genital organs; or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
It may also not be suitable for you if you have a history of: breast cancer in your family; liver or gallbladder disease; Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis; diabetes; haemolytic uraemic syndrome; sickle cell anaemia; epilepsy; angioedema; lupus; or elevated levels of fat in the blood.
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Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. You can continue to drink alcohol while using this pill.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes, provided that you experience no side effects which may make doing so unsafe.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
No. It should not be used by anyone who is pregnant.
It is also not recommended for those who are breastfeeding.
How should I store it?
In a safe environment below 25°C.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
Cimizt contains desogestrel, ethinylestradiol, all-rac-alpha-tocopherol, potato starch, povidone (E1201), stearic acid (E570), silica colloidal anhydrous (E551) and lactose anhydrous. Do not take it if you are allergic to any of these substances.
Is it available over-the-counter?
No. You can only buy hormonal contraception in the UK with a prescription from a doctor.
Is it right for me?
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