What is Visanne?
Visanne (Dienogest) is an oral contraceptive used to treat women suffering from endometriosis, a condition that causes pelvic pain due to womb tissue growing outside of the womb. The active ingredient in this medicine works by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary to prevent fertilization from occurring. It also alters the lining of the cervix and uterus to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg. This action may also prevent unexplained heavy menstrual bleeding.
How is Visanne used?
Strictly use Visanne (Dienogest) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating. One tablet is normally administered each day, but your individual treatment will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach.
Never chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
Visanne (Dienogest) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Bloating or indigestion
- Unusual weight gain
- Darkened skin
- Occurrence of acne
- Swelling or pain of the breast area
- Vaginal irritation or discharge
- Reduced sex drive
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to ensure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Visanne (Dienogest) should never be used by men. The medication should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, attempting to become pregnant, over the age of fifty, lactose intolerant, or who have gallstones, migraines, a risk of blood clots, hypertension, severe diabetes, a history of jaundice, porphyrias, unexplained vaginal bleeding, systemic lupus, or active liver disease.
Please inform your doctor if you have inflammatory bowel disease, hypertension, obesity, heart failure, a family history of blood clots, high triglyceride levels, an undiagnosed breast lump, high prolactin levels, anaemia, diabetes, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen. This medication is only meant to prevent pregnancy and will not prevent the transfer of sexually transmitted diseases.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.