"Femoden" is a combined oral contraceptive intended for systemic use. Active and auxiliary substances are the components of the "Femoden" remedy. Instruction, reviews report that the necessary effect of the drug is achieved through the action of Gestodene and ethinyl estradiol.

Contraceptive pill Femoden: reviews

Pharmacological action

"Femoden" refers to drugs with low dosage of hormones. It inhibits the synthesis of estrogens, the presence of which is required for the maturation of follicles. The contraceptive effect of the drug is based on a combination of several factors interacting with each other, the most important of which are inhibition of ovulation, a change in the secretion of cervical mucus. The drug has an effect on the endometrium, making it less susceptible to pinning the blastocyst. Androgenic activity is absent.

Contraceptive "Femoden" makes the cycle regular, and menstruation less painful. The drug helps to reduce the intensity of bleeding, which reduces the risk of anemia due to iron deficiency.


The active substances of "Femodena" (gestodene and ethinyl estradiol) are absorbed completely and quickly enough for oral administration. The primary passage of Gestodene through the liver is not accompanied by its cleavage, with most of the ethinylestradiol metabolized and binds to plasma proteins. Bioavailability of the active substance is approximately 99% of the dose of the drug "Femoden". The doctors' testimonies indicate that ethinyl estradiol is absorbed into breast milk, therefore during lactation it is necessary to exclude its penetration into the body. Gestodene binds to plasma albumins, which are involved in the process of binding of sex steroids, and with globulin. Active components are excreted from the body in the form of metabolites through the liver and kidneys.

Women after 40 years of age are prescribed funds that contain small doses of estrogen. To such preparations belongs "Femoden". Reviews of women after 40 years show information about the frequent use of this drug in the initial stages of menopause for hormonal therapy.

Tablets are used as a systemic remedy for pregnancy prevention. The drug is effective for menstrual irregularities and excessive bleeding.

In some cases, apply "Femoden" before IVF. The reviews show that he is prescribed to those women whose previous IVF protocol was unsuccessful. The reception of funds is carried out taking into account individual characteristics.


Consider the contraindications for taking the "Femoden". The doctors' reviews contain some information about the use of this medication. If the conditions under which it is forbidden to take "Femoden" tablets, develop during the treatment with this drug, it should be immediately canceled. Doctors do not prescribe "Femoden" during pregnancy and if it is suspected, lactation, climax of the hyperfunctional stage, and when the patient has such violations:

  • jaundice, serious diseases, liver tumors;
  • diabetes mellitus, accompanied by vascular complications with hypertriglyceridemia in severe form;
  • violations of kidney function
  • violations of cerebral circulation
  • migraine, in which focal neurological manifestations
  • negative reaction of the organism to the components of the preparation;
  • porphyria;
  • epilepsy
  • congenital hyperbilirubinemia;
  • vaginal bleeding, the causes of which could not be established;
  • pancreatitis, which is characterized by severe hypertriglyceridemia;
  • arterial and venous thrombosis, the development of conditions that may lead to their appearance
  • inflammation of the female genital organs
  • malignant diseases of the genitals and breasts, which require regular intake of hormones, or suspicion of their presence.

Pregnancy is possible after a certain period of time after the end of the reception of the "Femoden". The comments of women planning their pregnancies after using this contraceptive show that you can think about the birth of a child three months after the drug is discontinued, when the functions of the ovaries and the hormonal background are restored.

Use of the medicinal product

Before using the drug, women undergo general medical examination and a full examination with a gynecologist. During the study, pregnancy, blood clotting disorders and predisposition to them are excluded. Once a year (at least), women need to undergo a follow-up examination.

Regarding the reception of "Femoden", instructions for use, doctors' reviews recommend starting the use of tablets on the first day of the cycle, but they are allowed on the 2nd-5th day. At the same time, a barrier type contraceptive should be used for seven days. In cases where the medication was taken with a break more than 12 hours, additional contraception is also necessary.

If a woman used to take combined oral contraceptives, "Femoden" starts drinking the next day. If you need to switch from a drug on the basis of gestagens (minipili), on any day (without a break), its replacement with "Femoden" can be performed. The reviews show that after removal of the implant to receive the contraceptive, you can start right away. After withdrawal of preparations with gestagens of the injection form, you can go to "Femoden" on the day the next injection was to be performed. In all cases, the first 7 days for contraception should use additional barrier-type methods.

Pills are intended for daily use for 21 days. It is desirable that their reception has always been done at the same time. Start a new pack after 7 days, for which there is menstrualnopodobnoe bleeding.

After the abortion the drug is immediately consumed on the first day, and after the birth - on the 21-28th day.

Possible irregular bleeding with the use of "Femoden". Women's feedback, however, shows that in most cases they are only present at the initial stage - for several months. If they do not disappear after three cycles, a diagnosis is required to exclude the presence of malignant tumors and pregnancy.

Acceptance of missed tablets

If the drug was taken with a delay, which was not more than 12 hours, the protective effect worsens. The tablet should be taken as soon as possible, while the following should be consumed at the usual time.

At a longer delay (more than 12 hours), the protective effect decreases more strongly. Never stop using the drug for longer than one week. For those who took contraceptive "Femoden" more than 36 hours ago, the reviews contain some tips:

  • 1 and 2 weeks receiving funds – will have to take the missed pill, even if both have to use two pills. Following tablets need to drink at the usual time. Be sure to provide additional protection (barrier method) for 7 days. During sexual intercourse for 7 days before the missed pills there is a chance of pregnancy. The longer the drug was used and the closer the pass to break for 1 week, the higher the probability of pregnancy.
  • 3rd week of the reception facilities – in addition to the actions specified in the first paragraph, note that the next pack should be started without a break, immediately after using the previous bundle of money, "Femoden". Instruction manual, reviews report that most likely withdrawal bleeding in this case would not be until the end of the second pack of pills. But can appear spotting spotting, or breakthrough uterine bleeding during the use of the drug. If there was a pass in the first day after the completion of the drug of withdrawal bleeding, the woman should be checked for pregnancy.

If vomiting occurs 3 hours after using the drug, the absorption of the components may be incomplete. What should I do if there is such a result after taking the "Femoden"? Reviews of women contain tips, which indicate that if you do not want to disturb the usual mode of taking pills, then if necessary, you must drink one or more pills in addition. In this situation, you can use the same recommendations as when skipping a tablet.

Side effects

Consider the side effects that the contraceptive pill "Femoden" may have. The testimonies indicate that this agent can lead to the development of such side effects:

  • change in body weight;
  • headache;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • migraine pain;
  • fluid retention
  • urticaria, rash, swelling of Quincke;
  • anaphylaxis;
  • tachycardia;
  • chest pain;
  • breast engorgement;
  • isolation from the nipples, changes in vaginal discharge;
  • formation of chloasma;
  • mood changes and libido;
  • lens intolerance for vision correction.

special instructions

There are special instructions that must be considered when using the "Femoden". Reviews report that the effect of the drug is fully manifested after 2 weeks of its use. In this regard, in this period it is recommended to use also contraceptives that do not contain hormones.

If menstrualnopodobnye bleeding profuse, you need to consult a gynecologist. If the reaction to the drug after 21 days of its use does not appear within 7 days, you can not continue using it yourself. It is necessary to consult a doctor about the advisability of further taking "Femoden" tablets. The reviews show that smoking women are more likely to develop vascular disease with serious consequences, such as stroke, myocardial infarction, than those who do not smoke. In addition, with age, this risk rises, as well as when smoking a large number of cigarettes. At high arterial pressure there is a possibility of development of thromboses.

Reception of the drug is stopped not only with the appearance of side effects, but also with prolonged bed rest, and also in those cases when the operation is planned (6 months before the procedure).

Medicinal interaction of "Femodena"

What drugs with simultaneous reception can reduce the contraceptive effect of the "Femoden"? Reviews indicate that such drugs include:

  • Griseofulvin;
  • Topiramate;
  • Felbamat;
  • Rifampicin;
  • "Oxcarbazepine";
  • "Primidon";
  • "Carbamazepine";
  • hydantoins;
  • barbiturates;
  • antibiotics.

Reviews about "Femoden"

At the forums there are different reviews. Many women experience side effects - a change in mood, weight, the appearance of nausea and vomiting. Doctors report that "Femoden" is not suitable for all women, and for this reason, undesirable effects may appear.

For protection from pregnancy, often prescribed pills "Femoden". Reviews show its effectiveness and in other cases, such as inflammation of the endometrium.

Analogues of the medicinal product "Femoden"

The structural analogs for the active component include "Mirell", "Logest", "Lindineth 20" and "Lindineth 30", "Artisia".

According to the pharmacological group, the following analogs can be distinguished: "Eskornor F", "Escapel", "Pharmatex", "Trigestrel", "Three Regol 21 + 7", "Siluet", "Rigevidone 21 + 7", "Regulon", Postinor "," Oralcon "," Novinet "," NovaRing "," Mirena "," Mirell "," Midiana "," Lindineth 20 "and" Lyndynet 30 "," Laktionet "," Implanon NKST "," Zoeli " Genetten, Jeanine, Dimia, Diana 35, Ginepriston, Benatex, Bellune 35, Belara.