What are the uses for oral Glanique?
Emergency contraception pills are used to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or when birth control methods fail. Emergency contraception is a backup method of preventing pregnancy and should not be used routinely.
What should I avoid while taking Glanique emergency contraceptive?
Glanique emergency contraceptive will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases--including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases. Avoid having unprotected sex.
Which drugs or supplements interact with oral Glanique?
Drugs or herbal products that increase the activity certain liver enzymes that breakdown drugs may reduce blood levels of Glanique and the effectiveness of the morning after pill.
Glanique is well-absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is extensively bound to plasma proteins (97 to 99%), including albumin and sex hormone binding globulin Kuhnz et al. (1995) . It is not subject to first-pass hepatic metabolism and is around 100% bioavailable Goldzieher (1989) . About 45% of Glanique and its metabolites are excreted in the urine and about 32% are excreted in feces, mostly as glucuronide conjugates (DrugBank). The pharmacokinetics of Glanique may be altered in obesity, where the half-life and time to steady state may be prolonged; this may have implications for the effectiveness of contraceptives based on Glanique in obese women, although the available evidence suggests that this is only clinically important in emergency hormonal contraception using Glanique Simmons and Edelman (2016) .
Glanique may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- heavier or lighter than usual menstrual bleeding
- spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods
- breast pain or tenderness
Before taking or using Glanique, tell your doctor if you:
- have had a heart attack
- have had a stroke
- were born with heart disease or have problems with your heart valves
- have problems with blood clotting or take medicine to reduce clotting
- have high blood pressure
- recently had a baby or if you are breastfeeding
- have diabetes (high blood sugar)
- use corticosteroid medications on a long-term basis
- have severe migraine headaches
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.