Katya is a birth control pill. It contains a combination of two artificial hormones which help to prevent pregnancy.
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Contained in one tablet is 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and 75 micrograms of gestodene. These are taken at a rate of once per day for the first 21 days of each menstrual cycle.
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Katya is a combined birth control pill licensed and marketed in the UK by Stragen. It is designed to be taken orally once a day for the first 21 days of a person’s menstrual cycle, and is succeeded by seven pill-free days. This cycle is continued the following month and so on.
- Adept at stopping 99% of pregnancies
- Daily pill treatment
- Also useful for regulating heavy periods
In the body, the processes which lay the foundations for pregnancy are managed by hormones, called progesterone and oestrogen. Each month, levels of these hormones rise and fall at specific times. When their numbers drop, ovulation takes place. This is the development by which an egg is ripened and set forth from the ovary, ready for fertilisation.
This egg will then make its way to the uterus, where, provided it has been fertilised, it will attach to the uterine wall and commence its development. If it has not been fertilised, it will simply break down once it reaches the uterus and exit the body through menstrual bleeding, along with the uterine wall.
Contained in Katya are two artificial ingredients, called gestodene and ethinylestradiol. These are versions of the natural hormones progesterone and oestrogen, and work in a similar way. They prevent pregnancy in three ways. Firstly, they convince the body that ovulation has already happened, and this stops the ripening and release of an egg. Secondly, they alter the quality of the uterine wall, so that an egg cannot implant there as easily. They also increase the density of vaginal mucus, so that sperm cannot move around as freely.
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How to use Katya
It is vital to follow the instructions provided by your doctor, and in the patient information leaflet, so that you can get the best possible results out of your contraceptive pill, and lower the risk of side effects.
- Take as prescribed.
- This will be one tablet per day for 21 days, followed by 7 days off.
- Repeat this process.
- For advice on when to start taking the pill, refer to the leaflet provided. This will usually be on the first day of your period.
- Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you miss a dose, consult the leaflet provided for advice on what to do next, or ask your doctor or family planning nurse.
- Swallow the pills whole with water.
- Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip.
These instructions are supplied only as a guide. Detailed information can be found in the patient leaflet supplied.
Katya side effects
As with any pill, it is important to be aware of the side effects this product may cause, so that you can seek treatment if necessary. Go to a doctor or a hospital right away if you notice any signs of a blood clot, an allergic reaction, breast or cervical cancer, a heart attack, stroke, or serious liver disease. You can find out more about what these look like by reading the patient information leaflet supplied.
Common (1 in 10 people or less):
Headaches, anxiety, poor tolerance of contact lenses, sight problems, feeling sick, acne, migraine, increase in weight, fluid retention, intermenstrual bleeding and spotting, reduced menstruations, sore breasts, loss of interest in sex, depressive moods, or irritability.
Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):
Being sick, hypertension.
Rare (1 in 1,000 people or less):
Harmful blood clots in a vein or artery, liver disease, skin and subcutaneous tissue disorder (lupus erythematosus), middle ear disorders, gallstones, pigmentation disorders, changes in vaginal secretion.
Very rare (1 in 10,000 people or less):
Movement disorders, inflammation of the pancreas.
The information provided here is not comprehensive. A more detailed list of side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet.
Taking it with other medicines
Some medicines may affect the way Katya works or vice versa, so it is important to let your doctor know which, if any, other treatments you are currently using. This drug may interact with the following: medicines for epilepsy such as hydantoin, topiramate, felbamate, lamotrigine, primidone, phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine or oxcarbamazepine; HIV treatments such as ritonavir; tuberculosis medications such as rifampicin; ciclosporin; antibiotics and antifungals, such as griseofulvin, ampicillin, or tetracycline; or St. John’s wort.
Conditions to look out for
Disclose your medical history to your prescriber prior to use. This product may not be suitable for those who have or have ever had the following: any kind of blood clot; a disorder which influences blood clotting; severe liver disease; diabetes with blood vessel damage; a heart attack or a stroke; angina pectoris; very high blood pressure; high level of fat in the blood; hyperhomocysteinaemia; migraine with aura; inflammation of the pancreas; kidney dysfunction; breast cancer or cancer of the genital organs; unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not take this medicine. Speak to your doctor before taking any form of medication.
Driving and machinery
This treatment is not known to alter your ability to drive or operate machines.
Contraception and cancer risks
Please refer to the enclosed patient information guide for full details of the potential cancer risks.
If you have been made aware of an intolerance to sugars, you should contact your doctor before taking this medication.
Q&A: our Katya discussion forum
Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. Alcohol should not affect the way this medicine works.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes. You will still be able to drive provided you experience no side effects which may make driving unsafe, or dangerous.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
The pill is not safe to take for those who are pregnant or suspect they might be.
Those who are breastfeeding may be advised not to take it. Let your prescribing consultant know if you are breastfeeding when taking our health assessment.
How should I store it?
Keep it in a safe place at room temperature.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
In this product are the following ingredients: ethinylestradiol, gestodene, magnesium stearate, povidone K-25, maize starch, lactose monohydrate, povidone K-90, macrogol 6000, talc, calcium carbonate, sucrose, and wax montan glycol. Do not use it if you are allergic to any of the components.
Is it available over-the-counter?
You can only buy Katya in the UK with a prescription from a doctor. Our consultation service enables a doctor to assess your case and issue a prescription if suitable.
Is it right for me?
Your doctor can help you find the most appropriate hormonal contraceptive for your individual case.
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