KB Replacement Without A Doctor’s Prescription?
Hello,. I am a 42-year-old mother. Last June the obstetrician prescribed me Cyclo Progynova related to my menstrual patterns and as a contraceptive. This month I want to replace it with Diane pills, because according to the doctor I met yesterday the effectiveness of Cyclo as a contraceptive is not good. Should I control first, or after the 28th day can I drink Diane immediately? Can Diane be bought without a prescription, because I read and read it must be prescribed by a doctor. thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Cyclo progynova has the hormone estradiol and norgestrel. Estradiol and norgestrel are derivatives of major sex hormones in women, estrogen and progesterone. Therapy using this type of medication is indicated for the condition:
1. Estrogen deficiency due to insufficient reproductive organs producing sex hormones.
2. Irregular menstruation.
3. No menstruation for several months.
4. Prevents osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Because the hormone content in it is similar to birth control pills, in fact it can also be a contraceptive method although it cannot be as effective as regular birth control pills because of different hormone doses between the two. Giving cyclo progynova by doctors certainly has a target for therapy within a certain period. The doctor needs to conduct further evaluations whether the intended therapeutic target has been achieved. Likewise in this case, during use until the cessation of therapy using cyclo progynova, it should be based on the therapy plan set by the doctor and not replace the therapy independently without the doctor's recommendation beforehand. Convey your attention to the doctor who handles it during treatment so that the doctor can determine the future therapy that best suits the medical condition and patient expectations.
That's all, hope you can help.