Why am I bleeding on the Gedarel pill?

Why am I bleeding on the Gedarel pill?

A small number of women may have a little breakthrough bleeding or spotting while taking GEDAREL especially during the first few months. Normally, this bleeding is nothing to worry about, and will stop in a day or two. Keep taking the pills as usual, and the problem should disappear after the first few packs.

Does bleeding on the pill mean you’re pregnant?

If you experience breakthrough bleeding on the pill, it does not mean that you are pregnant. If you are taking your pill correctly each day, the hormones in the pills prevent you from getting pregnant, even if you are experiencing breakthrough bleeding.

Can you get pregnant on the Gedarel pill?

When taken correctly, Gedarel 20 is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. If it’s not always taken correctly roughly 9 out of 100 women will get pregnant.

Do you get a period on Gedarel?

As long as you take Gedarel correctly, you will always start each new strip on the same day of the week, and you will always have your monthly period on the same day of the week in each month (in every 28 days ). You should try to take your tablet at about the same time each day.

Does withdrawal bleeding mean you’re not pregnant?

Is a withdrawal bleed still a sign you’re not pregnant? The short answer is yes. “A withdrawal bleed is still a sign that you’re not pregnant,” says Dr Wild. And on the flip side, “if you don’t bleed when you expect to then you should do a pregnancy test, if there is a chance that you could be pregnant.”

Does Gedarel stop ovulation?

Gedarel works by releasing and regulating the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones protect you from pregnancy by: Preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovaries). Increasing the thickness of the fluid around the cervix (neck of the womb) to make it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg.

What should I do if I have breakthrough bleeding on the pill?

The best way to resolve breakthrough bleeding is to go off of the pill for a week. This will reset your uterus. Then, resume taking birth control, and the bleeding should go away.

Does breakthrough bleeding count as a period?

Breakthrough bleeding refers to vaginal bleeding or spotting that occurs between menstrual periods or while pregnant. The blood is usually either light red or dark reddish brown, much like the blood at the beginning or end of a period. However, depending on the cause, it may resemble regular menstrual blood.

Is it OK to postpone withdrawal bleed from Gedarel?

Postponing the monthly withdrawal bleed is not an indication of this product. To delay a period the woman should continue with another blister pack of Gedarel without a tablet-free interval. The extension can be carried on for as long as wished until the end of the second pack.

When to start Gedarel tablets after an abortion?

After delivery or abortion in the 2nd trimester For breast-feeding women – see section 4.6. The woman should be advised to start the pill on day 21-28 after delivery or abortion in the 2nd trimester. She should be advised to use a barrier method concurrently during the first 7 days of tablet intake if she starts the pill later.

When is the best time to take Gedarel?

The woman should start taking Gedarel preferably on the day after the last active tablet (the last tablet containing the active substance) of her previous COC, but at the latest on the day following the usual tablet-free interval or following the last placebo tablet of her previous COC.

What should be considered when prescribing Gedarel for VTE?

The decision to prescribe Gedarel should take into consideration the individual woman’s current risk factors, particularly those for venous thromboembolism (VTE), and how the risk of VTE with Gedarel compares with other combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) (see sections 4.3 and 4.4).