LYNORAL is very useful in preventing pregnancy and it works by preventing ovulation, thickening the mucus in the cervix, and changing the lining of the uterus.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
LYNORAL works best when taken 30 to 60 minutes before initiating sexual activity. But in some people, it works equally well when taken up to 4 hours before sexual activity. So, it works differently in different people.
The dosage should not increase more than once in a day (24 hours).
Drug Class and Mechanism
LYNORAL falls under synthetic estrogen and it works by preventing ovulation, thickening the mucus in the cervix, and changing the lining of the uterus.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store LYNORAL at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
An overdose of LYNORAL may have adverse effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact the nearest emergency poison control center immediately if you notice effects like heart problems.
Doctors advise against using LYNORAL if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like heart problems.
You are advised not to smoke while using this drus, as it increases the chance of heart attack.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using LYNORAL to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using LYNORAL as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include Nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, bleeding between menstrual periods (spotting), weight gain, acne, stomach cramps, rash, swelling or bloating, skin spots, breast tenderness, or difficulty wearing contact lenses.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like dizziness, flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, unusual weakness/fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches), mental/mood changes, trouble sleeping, hair loss, vaginal infections.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.