Althea contraceptive pills
Althea pills belong to the family of oral contraceptive used for contraception in women and in addition for the management of hirsutism of acne, management of the menstrual periods, decrease of premenstrual nervousness and aid against pain and extreme bleeding for the period of menstruation.
Each Althea tablet is formulated with ethinyl, cyproterone acetate, progesterone having progestogenic and anti-androgenic effects and estradiol (from the group of estrogen).
Oral Contraceptive: Althea pills prevent ovulation, emaciate the lining present in the uterus and coagulate the cervical mucus. The combined action together stops women from getting pregnant.
Antiandrogen: Althea in addition has cyproterone acetate as active ingredients that functions as an antiandrogen. It fights at the receptor regions with androgens and decreases their influences. Cyproterone acetate slows down the control of the androgens generated in women. Althea pills decreased the growth of seborrhea as well as acne. It cures open acne efflorescence after three to four months of regular treatment. It furthermore decreases the oiliness of the skin and hair. When cyproterone acetate is taken together with ethinyl estradiol, it is expected to decrease growth of hair, lighten the color of the hair and lessen the thickness of hair in hirsutic regions.
Cyproterone acetate is unhurriedly concentrated from the gastrointestinal tract with max out plasma absorptions being accomplished in 3 to 4 hours. It is approximately 96 percent attached to proteins present in plasma. It is fully eliminated from the body in roughly 38 hours. Cyproterone is broken down in the liver; approximately 35 percent of a normal human dosage is discharged in urine as conjugated and free metabolites, the rest being emitted from the bile. The primary metabolite, 15 beta-hydroxycyproterone, has anti-androgenic action.
Ethinyl estradiol is quickly and efficiently absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract.
Use during pregnancy: Before initiating Althea pills, any chances of pregnancy have to be ruled out. On the other hand, in case a pregnancy happens while using the drug, the use of Althea contraceptive pills has to be stopped immediately.
Use during lactation: Nursing women must stay away from administering the drug.
Keep it at normal room temperature below 30 degree celcius.