Information on Crisanta
What is CRISANTA?
CRISANTA is a safe, effective new generation oral contraceptive pill (birth-control pill, OCP), containing two hormones: drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol, a combination that is internationally well accepted. when taken regularly, It prevents pregnancy by preventing release of the egg from the ovary, changing the cervical mucus (makes sperm entry into the uterus difficult) and changing the lining of the uterus. As an OCP it is more than 99% effective.
Is CRISANTA Safe for Me?
CRISANTA is a safe, effective new generation oral contraceptive pill (birth-control pill, OCP), containing two hormones: drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol, a combination that is internationally well accepted. it does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). if you smoke, are on any medications, suffer from any illness or for any other queries, talk to your doctor before starting crisanta.
What if I am Taking CRISANTA and then Decide to have Children Later On?
CRISANTA is a reversible birth control method, which means that you should have no problem studies on drospirenones getting pregnant when you decide to do so.
Are there any Additional Non-Contraceptive Health Benefits of CRISANTA?
Yes, There are many non-contraceptive health benefits related to the use of CRISANTA.
Benefits Related To Menstrual Cycle (periods)
More regular periods, with less overall bleeding and fewer menstrual cramps.
Benefits Related To Weight
Studies on drospirenone show reduction of body weight up to 1.7 kg. It's difficult to find a single cause of weight change as it depends on factors like exercise, lifestyle or diet.
Benefits Related To Skin
Some OCPs contain hormones which act similarly to male hormones and these can cause hair growth or acne (pimples). Studies on drospirenone show reduction of acne, seborrhea (oily skin) and hirsutism (male type hair growth especially on face).
How Should I Take CRISANTA?
Begin crisanta on the first day (day 1) of your menstrual period for 21 consecutive days (at the same time each day) followed by no pills to be taken for 7 consecutive days (pill-free days). Menses could occur during these 7 pill-free days. Each subsequent course is started on the next day after the 7 pill-free days.
Do I Have to Take CRISANTA Everyday?
Yes. for crisanta to be effective it has to be taken daily at a time convenient to you. It does not matter at what time of the day the tablet is taken, but once selected, the tablet should be taken as near as possible at the same time each day.
Tips To Remember To Take CRISANTA
- Carry CRISANTA in your purse/handbag
- Keep a spare strip of CRISANTA
- Keep CRISANTA at a place where you can see it e.g. next to your toothbrush,
- Link the time of taking CRISANTA to a daily activity e.g. before going to bed at night, after dinner.
What Should I do if I have Missed a Dose?
More than 12 hours, take the forgotten tablet as soon as you remember, even if that means that you have to take two tablets at the same time. Continue taking the tablets at the usual time and use extra precautions (e.g. condom) for the next 7 days if you are sexually active. If you have missed more than one tablet in this strip, contact your doctor.
When do I Start a Next Pack?
A new pack of crisanta is started by taking the tablets on the day after 7 pill-free days, regardless of whether or not a menstrual period has occurred or is still in progress. Tips to remember to start next pack of CRISANTA- mark the day you have to start the next pack on the calendar or set an alarm in your mobile
What if I Bleed During the Course of CRISANTA?
if spotting or bleeding occurs while taking crisanta, It should be continued as instructed. This is usually transient and without significance; however, If the bleeding is persistent or prolonged, do consult your doctor.
Is There a Chance that I can Get Pregnant While on CRISANTA?
If you take crisanta as instructed, Your chance of becoming pregnant is less than 1%.
Does Crisanta Protect Me Against Hiv Infection (Aids) and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds)?
No. OCPs only prevent pregnancy. They provide absolutely no protection against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is advisable to use condoms to protect yourself from HIV infection or STDs.
If I Am on Any Medications/Suffering From Any Illness, can I Take CRISANTA?
Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications or suffering from any serious illness before starting CRISANTA.
What are the Side-Effects of CRISANTA?
Like all other medicines crisanta has some side effects but these are fewer and mild as compared to other OCPs as it is the new generation pill. These side effects are usually mild and disappear after the first few months of use. A common side effect is vaginal bleeding between periods which is temporary and clears up within the first few months and is not serious.
Other possible side effects are: nausea, vomiting, change in appetite, headache, moodiness, dizziness, rash, and vaginal infections, for contact lens wearers, a possible side effect is a change in vision or inability to wear contacts.
Consult your doctor for any other side effects.