Ethinylestradiol is the active component of Lynoral; it is a synthetic estrogen mainly used as an oral contraceptive preparation. But it also can be used for the treatment of other diseases based on the recommendations of a doctor. The list of such conditions includes those associated with low levels of estradiol – symptoms of menopause, delayed sexual development in women and even abnormal uterine bleeding.
What is Lynoral?
Lynoral is a drug that affects the sex hormones in the female body. Lynoral (or Ethinylestradiol in medical terminology) is a synthetic version of the hormone oestrogen. It is mainly used as a form of oral contraception for women, allowing them to engage in sexual intercourse without the risk of unwanted pregnancy. However, there are a number of other uses for this drug, which will be outlined below. Lynoral works by inciting hormonal changes in the body, including prevention of ovulation, changing the mucus layer of the cervix, thickening vaginal fluid so fertilization does not occur, and also modifying the uterus’ lining.
What are the indications for using Lynoral?
Apart from its main use as a contraceptive, Lynoral is sometimes applied by women with the following conditions:
Menopause. This is not a health problem, merely a period that all women go through, marked by the body’s cessation of menstruation and subsequent end to the fertile period. Menopause carries with it many hormonal changes, and symptoms are rarely pleasant. Lynoral eases some of them.
Hypogonadism. This condition can be described as a deficiency in the woman’s gonads (the ovaries). Typical symptoms include lack of menstruation, low libido, hot flashes, and body hair falling out. Most of the time, hypogonadism is diagnosed at an early age, but it can also appear much later in life.
Dysmenorrheal. Dysmenorrheal refers to menstrual pain that is beyond the standard kind, interfering with daily activities and life. Dysmenorrheal is rarely spontaneous and usually occurs due to an underlying illness.
What is the dosage of Lynoral?
Lynoral is usually sold as tablets, with each pack containing 10 tablets of 0.05 mg. Dosage is assigned based on the condition a patient wants to treat, but this will be 1 tablet a day in most cases. Lynoral should be taken orally with or without food and water. Most treatments take time, so a doctor should be consulted with on issues of time and dosage before you begin treatment. The drug should be kept in a dry, dark place.
What are the contraindications for using Lynoral?
Lynoral is only suited for women, but should not be taken by pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers. It is also essential that anyone allergic to it avoid taking it. Lynoral is incompatible with other hormonal contraceptives, aromatase inhibitors, tamoxifen, tizanidine, and several other drugs.
What are the adverse effects of Lynoral?
Lynoral side effects may include breast tenderness, bloating, vomiting, nausea, irregular periods, and several others.