group postcoital contraceptive intended for oral administration.
Eskapel relates to a postcoital contraceptive with anti-estrogen and progestin action. When used in the dosage described in the instructions for eskapel, the drug helps to suppress ovulation and fertilization even if the intercourse was at the time when the highest probability of conception (during menstruation preovulatory phase of the cycle). Also receiving funds prevents implantation of the fertilized egg through the ability to inhibit the proliferation of the endometrium. Note, however, held that the implantation of drug efficacy is significantly reduced, down to zero.
The drug, in the case of compliance with recommended dosages, does not affect the fat and carbohydrate metabolism and blood clotting.
Eskapel recommended for use during the first 3 days (72 hours) after unprotected intercourse. The efficiency of eskapel significantly reduced over time (so that it reaches 95% in the first 24 hr., On the second day was 85%, between 48 and 72 hours is about 58%).
Form release eskapel
The only form of eskapel release tablets are similar in color to white. The tablets have a round shape, flat on one side and is beveled engraving «GOO». In one pack contains one pill, packed in the blister.
According to the instructions eskapel should be taken as an emergency postcoital contraception means: after using an unreliable method of contraception, or after sexual intercourse without contraception.
Numerous medical reviews eskapel not recommended to take the drug in the following cases:
- In severe renal insufficiency;
- If the patient's age less than 16 years;
- When pregnancy;
- With lactose intolerance, lactase deficiency or malabsorption of galactose / glucose;
- If hypersensitivity to the components eskapel.
Precautions can be applied in patients diagnosed with kidney disease, jaundice (including previously transferred), as well as in Crohn's disease and breast-feeding.
Instructions for use eskapel
Eskapel to be taken orally one tablet (1, 5 mg) as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse, but strictly within 72 hours. It should be borne in mind that the effectiveness of eskapel the lower, the more time has passed since unprotected intercourse. If the use of the preparation provoked vomiting (within 3 hours after administration), it should again take medication at the same dose (1, 5 mg).
Preparation admissible for use in any phase of the menstrual cycle. If the cycle is irregular, you first need to rule out a pregnancy.
After applying eskapel and up to the time of the next menstruation is necessary to use barrier contraception (condoms). Not recommended taking the drug for one menstrual cycle, because it is likely to increase the frequency of bleeding or spotting acyclic nature.
Side effects eskapel
In some cases
eskapel use can provoke unwanted reactions, which include:
- Allergy a facial edema, urticaria, itching and rashes;
- Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea;
- Dizziness, fatigue, headache;
- Pain in the lower abdomen, delayed menstruation (for no longer than a week), acyclic bleeding, breast tenderness.
Such side reaction does not require medication.
According to medical reviews on eskapel, the drug is used only in case of emergency contraception. Medicine is not a substitute for regular contraception and is not recommended to use more often than once during a menstrual cycle.
Action eskapel not intended to protect against diseases, sexually transmitted diseases.
Eskapel stored up to 5 years if the storage conditions: out of the reach of children in a dark place where the temperature is not above 25 ° C.