Katya 30/75mg (63 Tablets)
- Combined Oral Contraceptive
- Active Ingredients: Gestodene (Progestogen) And Ethinylestradiol (Oestrogen)
- 99% Effective Pregnancy Control Method
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Katya 30/75 coated tablets is a contraceptive pill and is used to prevent pregnancy,each tablet contains a small amount of two different female hormones, namely ethinylestradiol and gestodene.
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WHAT KATYA 30/75 COATED TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR?
• Katya 30/75 coated tablets is a contraceptive pill and is used to prevent pregnancy.
• Each tablet contains a small amount of two different female hormones, namely ethinylestradiol and gestodene.
• Contraceptive pills as Katya 30/75 coated tablets that contain two hormones are called “combination” pills.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE KATYA TABLETS
Do not use Katya 30/75 coated tablets
You should not use Katya 30/75 coated tablets if you have any of the conditions listed below. If you do have any of the conditions listed below, you must tell your doctor. Your doctor will discuss with you what other form of birth control would be more appropriate.
• if you have (or have ever had) a blood clot in a blood vessel of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, DVT), your lungs (pulmonary embolus, PE) or other organs;
• if you know you have a disorder affecting your blood clotting – for instance, protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies;
• if you need an operation or if you are off your feet for a long time (see section ‘Blood clots (thrombosis and embolus)’
• if you have ever had a heart attack or a stroke;
• if you have (or have ever had) angina pectoris (a condition that causes severe chest pain and may be a first sign of a heart attack) or transient ischaemic attack [TIA – temporary stroke symptoms]);
• if you have any of the following diseases that may increase your risk of a clot in the arteries: – severe diabetes with blood vessel damage – very high blood pressure – a very high level of fat in the blood (cholesterol or triglycerides) – a condition known as hyperhomocysteinaemia
• if you have (or have ever had) a type of migraine called ‘migraine with aura’;
• if you have (had) an inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
• Do not use Katya if you have or have had a liver disease and your liver function is still not normal
• if you have or have had a tumour in the liver
• if your kidneys are not working well (renal failure)
• if you have (had) or if you are suspected to having breast cancer or cancer of the genital organs
• if you have any unexplained bleeding from the vagina
• if you are allergic to ethinylestradiol or gestodene, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
HOW TO TAKE KATYA 30/75 COATED TABLETS
Take one tablet of Katya 30/75 coated tablets every day, if necessary with a small amount of water.
You may take the tablets with or without food, but you should take the tablets every day around the same time. The strip contains 21 tablets. Next to each tablet the day of the week is printed. If, for example you start on a Wednesday, take a tablet with “WED” next to it. Follow the direction of the arrow on the strip until all 21 tablets have been taken. Then take no tablets for 7 days. In the course of these 7 tablet-free days (otherwise called a stop or gap week) bleeding should begin. This so-called “withdrawal bleeding” usually starts on the 2nd or 3rd day of the gap week. On the 8th day after the last Katya 30/75 coated tablets (that is, after the 7-day gap week), start the following strip, even if the bleeding has not stopped. This means that you should start the following strip on the same day of the week and that the withdrawal bleed should occur during this time. If you use Katya 30/75 coated tablets in this manner, you are also protected against pregnancy during the 7 days that you are not taking a tablet.
The active substances: Katya 30/75 coated tablets: Each tablet contains 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol and 75 micrograms gestodene • The other ingredients: Tablet core: Magnesium stearate, Povidone K-25, Maize starch, Lactose monohydrate Tablet coating: Povidone K-90, Macrogol 6000, Talc, Calcium carbonate, Sucrose, Wax montan glycol
The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called “the pill”. It contains the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries.
The Combined pill is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
The usual way to take the pill is to take one every day for 21 days, then stop for seven days, and during this week you have a period-type bleed. You start taking the pill again after seven days.
You need to take the pill at around the same time every day. You could get pregnant if you don’t do this, or if you miss a pill, or vomit or have severe diarrhoea.
Some medicines may make the pill less effective. Check with your doctor if you’re taking any other tablets.
If you have heavy periods or painful periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or endometriosis the combined pill may help.
The pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so using a condom as well will help to protect you against STIs.
How the combined pill works
1) prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation).
2)thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg
3)thins the lining of the womb, so there is less chance of a fertilised egg implanting into the womb and being able to grow
There are many different brands of pill, made up of three main types:
Monophasic 21-day pills
This is the most common type. Each pill has the same amount of hormone in it. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Microgynon, Marvelon, Yasmin and Cilest are examples of this type of pill.
Phasic 21-day pills
Phasic pills contain two or three sections of different coloured pills in a pack. Each section contains a different amount of hormones. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Phasic pills need to be taken in the right order. Logynon is an example of this type of pill.
Every day (ED) pills
There are 21 active pills and seven inactive (dummy) pills in a pack. The two types of pill look different. One pill is taken each day for 28 days with no break between packets of pills. Every day pills need to be taken in the right order. Microgynon ED is an example of this type of pill.
Follow the instructions that come with your packet. If you have any questions, ask your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
What to do if you miss a pill
If you continue to be sick, keep using another form of contraception until you’ve taken the pill again for seven days without vomiting.
Who can use the combined pill
If there are no medical reasons why you cannot take the pill, and you don’t smoke, you can take the pill until your menopause. However, the pill is not suitable for all women. To find out whether the pill is right for you, talk to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
You should not take the pill if you:
smoke and are 35 or older
stopped smoking less than a year ago and are 35 or older
are very overweight
take certain medicines (ask your GP or a health professional at a contraception clinic about this)
You should also not take the pill if you have (or have had):
thrombosis (a blood clot) in a vein, for example in your leg or lungs
stroke or any other disease that narrows the arteries
anyone in your close family having a blood clot under the age of 45
a heart abnormality or heart disease, including high blood pressure
severe migraines, especially with aura (warning symptoms)
disease of the gallbladder or liver
diabetes with complications or diabetes for the past 20 years
Risks of taking the combined pill
There are some risks associated with using the combined contraceptive pill. However, these risks are small and, for most women, the benefits of the pill outweigh the risks.
The oestrogen in the pill may cause your blood to clot more readily. If a blood clot develops, it could cause:
deep vein thrombosis (clot in your leg)
pulmonary embolus (clot in your lung)
The risk of getting a blood clot is very small, but your doctor will check if you have certain risk factors that before prescribing the pill.
The pill can be taken with caution if you have one of the risk factors below. It is unlikely you would be advised to take it if you have two or more risk factors.
being 35 years old or over
being a smoker or having quit smoking in the past year
being very overweight (in women with a BMI of 35 or over, the risks of using the pill usually outweigh the benefits)
having migraines (you should not take the pill if you have severe or regular migraine attacks, especially if you get aura or a warning sign before an attack)
having high blood pressure
having had a blood clot or stroke in the past
having a close relative who had a blood clot when they were younger than 45
being immobile for a long time – for example, in a wheelchair or with a leg in plaster
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you get any side effect, particularly if severe and persistent, or have any change to your health that you think may be due to Katya 30/75 coated tablets, please talk to your doctor.
An increased risk of blood clots in your veins (venous thromboembolism (VTE)) or blood clots in your arteries (arterial thromboembolism (ATE)) is present for all women taking combined hormonal contraceptives. For more detailed information on the different risks from taking combined hormonal contraceptives please see section 2 in the further information section below “What you need to know before you use Katya 30/75 coated tablets”.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Headaches, nervousness, poor tolerance of contact lenses, visual disturbances, nausea, acne, migraine, increase in weight, fluid retentions, bleeding and spotting between your periods can sometimes occur for the first few months but this usually stops once your body has adjusted to Katya 30/75 coated tablets. If it continues, becomes heavy or starts again, contact your doctor. Absence of or reduced menstruations, sore breasts, loss of interest in sex, depressive moods, irritability.
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Excess of lipids in blood, vomiting, hypertension.
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
Harmful blood clots in a vein or artery for example:
• in a leg or foot (i.e. DVT), in a lung (i.e. PE), heart attack, stroke, mini-stroke or temporary stroke-like symptoms, known as a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), blood clots in the liver, stomach/intestine, kidneys or eye. The chance of having a blood clot may be higher if you have any other conditions that increase this risk (See section 2 for more information on the conditions that increase risk for blood clots and the symptoms of a blood clot).
Liver disease, skin and subcutaneous tissue disorder (lupus erythematosus), middle ear disorders, gallstones, pigmentation disorders.
This may happen even if you have been using Katya 30/75 coated tablets for a number of months. This may be reduced by avoiding too much
sunlight. Changes in vaginal secretion.
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
Movement disorders, affection of the pancreas.