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Aixa contraceptive: how to take it and possible side effects

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Aixa contraceptive: how to take it and possible side effects
Aixa contraceptive: how to take it and possible side effects

Aixa is a contraceptive pill manufactured by the company Medley, composed of the active ingredients Chlormadinone Acetate 2 mg + Ethinylestradiol 0.03 mg, which can also be found in generic form with these names.

Any contraceptive is used as a contraceptive method to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, being indicated for sexually active women or whenever there is a medical indication.

Aixa is sold in the form of packs containing 21 pills, enough for 1 month of contraception, or 63 pills, enough for 3 months of contraception, and is found in major pharmacies.

How to use

Aixa contraceptive pill should be taken daily, at the same time for 21 continuous days, followed by a 7-day break, which is the period in which menstruation will occur. After this 7-day interval, the next box should be started and taken in the same way, even if menstruation has not yet ended.

The pills are marked for each day of the week on the medication sheet, with arrows to help guide the days better and avoid forgetting, so the pills are taken following the direction of the arrows. Each tablet should be swallowed whole, without being broken or chewed, with a little liquid.

What to do if you forget to take your medicine

When you forget to take 1 tablet, it is recommended to take it as soon as you remember, keeping using it as usual. If you can take it within the first 12 hours, contraceptive protection is still active, so no additional contraceptive methods are needed.

If the forgetting interval exceeds 12 hours, it is also recommended to take it immediately, as soon as possible, even if it means taking 2 tablets at the same time. However, it should be remembered that the effectiveness of contraceptive protection can be compromised, so it is important to associate the use of other protection methods, such as condoms. The following pills should be taken in the usual way, and the effectiveness of the contraceptive will return after 7 days of continuous use of the medication.

If there is intimate contact after forgetting the pill, there is a possibility of pregnancy. Also, the longer the period of forgetting, the greater the risk, so it is very important that the drug is used on a regular basis. Learn more about using the contraceptive pill.

Possible side effects

Some of the most common side effects include:

  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Vaginal discharge;
  • Menstrual cycle changes or absence of menstruation;
  • Dizziness or headache;
  • Irritation, nervousness or depressed mood;
  • Acne formation;
  • Sensation of bloating or weight gain;
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Increased blood pressure.

If these symptoms are intense or persistent, talk to the gynecologist to evaluate the possibility of adjustments or change of medication.

Who should not use

Aixa, like other hormonal contraceptives, should be avoided in cases of a history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, who have a history of migraine with aura, who are older than 35 years, who are smokers or who have any disease that increases the risk of thrombosis, such as severe diabetes or high blood pressure, as the risk may become even greater.In these cases or whenever there are doubts, it is important to talk to the gynecologist for further clarification.

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