Lynoral (Ethinyl Estradiol) contains the active ingredient ethinyl estradiol, which is a derivative of the hormone oestrogen. Many contraceptive pills contain this active ingredient as the oestrogen component. Menopausal women are often prescribed this medication to treat symptoms occurring as a result of an oestrogen deficiency or to prevent osteoporosis. It is also commonly prescribed by doctors to treat menstrual disorders, prostate cancer and gonadal dysgenesis.
Dosage and Administration
Lynoral (Ethinyl Estradiol) comes in the form of tablets, which are taken orally. Patients should note that the exact dosage required varies, and is dependent on the condition you are treating. Therefore, it is necessary to consult your doctor before you begin taking this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. In some cases, patients taking this medication have been told to take it on a cyclical basis. However, you should never exceed the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Patients taking Lynoral (Ethinyl Estradiol) should be aware that there is a possibility of side effects occurring, such as:
- Breast pain or tenderness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Appetite or weight changes
- Changes in menstruation
It is important to tell your doctor if any side effects occur. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any other more serious side effects.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Lynoral (Ethinyl Estradiol) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.