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ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« on: November 12, 2010, 07:29:48 AM »
Guys I'm suffering now! it's already 3 days na feeling ko eh nauumay ako sa lahat ng kinakain ko then feeling ko nasusuka ako kahit makita ko lang yung food sa mga pictures. Saturday ako unang nag ka mens then sinabay ko din itake yung althea then after 4 days at patapos na mens ko tsaka ko ito na ramdaman. May mga nakaranas na ba sainyo ng ganitong sitwasyon.
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Re: ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 07:38:14 AM »
its not actually the side effect of the birth control pills. nag-aadjust lang yung body mo sa hormones. parang naglilihi yung feeling.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 12:23:23 PM »
I agree with sis preetyaia.  Ganyan yung nangyari sa'kin when I first took birth control pills.
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Re: ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 01:17:47 PM »
I see! thanks guys akala ko nga buntis ako! grabe pala epekto nun sa una. bago palang kasi ako nag tatake ng BC pill. sana matapos na kalbaryong toh!

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 01:44:37 PM »
 :( ..... help me nmn mga friends...kasi i currently take althea pills as my OCP for two months ....PARANG GUSTO KO NA ITIGIL..kasi meron akong parang butlig sa arms ko...at bukod sa butlig meron din portion sa skin ng arms ko na parang  burned skin na parang umurong un balat, kulubot kulubot... guys, what can u suggests ...or any OCP brands that is also benificial sa skin and sa boobies...ahehehe..syempre gusto ko rin ng improvement sa hinaharap ko... thanx in advance. :)

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Re: ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 02:10:48 PM »
Nag consult ka ba muna sa Ob mo bago ka nag take ng Althea?

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 02:16:32 PM »
I see! thanks guys akala ko nga buntis ako! grabe pala epekto nun sa una. bago palang kasi ako nag tatake ng BC pill. sana matapos na kalbaryong toh!

umaasa kang buntis ka? wahahah peace Ron! basta ituloy-tuloy mo lang and unti unti mare-regulate na rin hormones mo. tc!

:( ..... help me nmn mga friends...kasi i currently take althea pills as my OCP for two months ....PARANG GUSTO KO NA ITIGIL..kasi meron akong parang butlig sa arms ko...at bukod sa butlig meron din portion sa skin ng arms ko na parang  burned skin na parang umurong un balat, kulubot kulubot... guys, what can u suggests ...or any OCP brands that is also benificial sa skin and sa boobies...ahehehe..syempre gusto ko rin ng improvement sa hinaharap ko... thanx in advance. :)

sis dahil din sa hormonal change yan. better consult your OB para mapalitan nya yung BCP mo.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 03:00:20 PM »
....tnx sa immediate responce dudes, lalo na syo prettyaia...uu nga ee baka bukas punta n lng me sa gyne ko..una kasi injectable, yun ang binigay nya sa akin..kasi nga makalimutin ako...at alm nya na buntisin ako..heheh sabi nga nila hagisan lng ako ng brief mabubuntis na...2 babies na kasi ako now sunod sunod..hahaha.. :-*

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Re: ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 03:29:16 PM »
hotpink, anong pills gamit mo now?
ganyan din ba ang nangyari sayo?
paano tong wrinkled skin ko sa arm, mawawala b to?
huhuhu so sad di na nga kaputian ito p nangyari sa akin...thnx din sayo ah

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Re: ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 08:52:11 PM »
umaasa kang buntis ka? wahahah peace Ron! basta ituloy-tuloy mo lang and unti unti mare-regulate na rin hormones mo. tc!


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Re: ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 03:16:30 PM »
Can anybody help me po?

before I was using trust pill, and my period was normally 3 days. ng shift aq sa althea nung dec. 2012, and ung period q pra sa month ng january is 2mgal lng ng 1 day. and prng iba ung feeling q before aq mgkaron. more than a week aq ngsuffer ng breast tender and after nun sobrang skit ng ulo that comes to the point na ngvo2mit aq. prng ung nra2nasan ng mga preggy sa first trimester. it was like that. so napa2icip 2loy aq bka buntis aq and iwas planning to have a preg. test before taking up a  new pill. does anybody experienced something like this.?? please some suggestions and comment.  :-\
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Re: ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 11:33:53 PM »
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sis, breast tenderness and headache are just part of the side effects ng Althea, although nung sa akin wala naman side effects. Siguro depende rin sa may katawan yun. Baka nag aadjust pa katawan mo, sis? Try mo mga at leats 3 months, pag ganun pa rin, balik ka sa OB mo tapos pa reseta ka ng iba. Nabanggit mo na Trust pill dati gamit mo tapos ngayon Althea na. It takes kasi at least 3 months para mag adjust ang body especially if you are taking a new pill.

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ALTHEA PILL has side effects?
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2013, 02:29:11 PM »
Hi , I'm taking Althea pills too.. This is my first time using pills,
I'm experiencing abdominal pain, is this normal? please advise..

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2013, 01:17:12 PM »
Thank you for asking the question.  Napabasa tuloy ako thoroughly ng Full Prescribing Information ng Althea. 

Nagpa-check up ka ba sa Ob-gyn/doctor?   

Paulit-ulit kasing reminder ito sa Prescribing Information ng Althea.

Dosage: "....Medical and gynecological examination should be performed before starting Althea...."

Special Precautions: "Before taking hormonal contraceptives, undergo an appropriate medical examination and medical history carefully evaluated. Regular examination is recommended during use...."

Ang doktor kasi ang dapat sumagot ng tanong mo at ipaliwanag sa iyo ng kumpleto ang lahat tungkol sa paggamit ng pills, ang mga health risks nito, counterindications at side effects. 

Dapat Informed Choice daw kasi....so let me know ha, kung nagpa-check-up ka at kung sinabi sa iyo ang lahat ng dapat mong malaman.

Importante magpatingin muna sa doktor...dapat malaman muna na wala ka ng mga sumusunod na sakit o health conditions:

Contraindications: (1) impaired liver function or cholestasis, (2) the Dubin-Johnson or Rotor syndromes, (3) hepatic adenoma, (4) estrogen-dependent neoplasms eg, breast or endometrial cancer, (5) cardiovascular disease including previous, current, or if at high risk of thromboembolic disorders and arterial disease or multiple risk factors for it, (6) disorders of lipid metabolism, (7) undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, (8 ) possible pregnancy, (9) history of pruritus or cholestatic jaundice during pregnancy, chorea, (10) herpes gestationis, (11) pemphigoid gestationis, or (12) deteriorating otosclerosis. (13) It is also contraindicated in severe or focal migraine and should be used with caution if other forms of migraine are present.

At ang pinaka-emphasized sa lahat.  Kailangan siguraduhing hindi ka buntis.

"Prior to starting Althea, pregnancy must be ruled out."

Special Precautions: Caution on use if there is (1) a history of clinical depression, (2) gallbladder disease, (3) sickle-cell disease or conditions influenced by fluid retention. It should be used with caution by (4) those with varicose veins. It should also be used with caution by (5) those with risk factor for cardiovascular disease eg, diabetes mellitus, smoking, obesity, hypertension or a family history of cardiovascular disorders.


Kung mapapansin mo, karamihan sa mga conditions sa itaas ay may kinalaman sa bleeding, blood circulation at heart.

Ang gagawin kasi sa iyo ng Althea Pills...sisirain ang mas normal sanang menstruation period mo...pipilitin na mag-mens ka after 21 days na nagte-take ka nito.  Kaya, doon sa 7 days na hindi ka umiinom, magbi-bleed ka.

Dosage: "...Continue taking the pill for 21 days. Do not take any tablet on the next 7 days after taking the last tablet. Start the next pack on the 8th day following the 7 tablet-free days. Normal menstrual period will most likely resume during the tablet-free days."

"Althea is a combined low-dose oral contraceptive pill "
" thins the lining of the uterus"


Ang Althea, tulad ng halos lahat ng Pills, ay low dose.  Ibig sabihin, masyadong mababa ang dosage niya para mapigilan ang fertilization ng sperm sa egg...o ang conception.  Nabubuntis pa rin kaya makaka-experience ng signs ng pagbubuntis..."nausea, vomiting...breast tenderness and changes in libido",  pero hindi ito magtatagal para di mahahalata...dahil nalalaglag ang baby after about one week.  Hindi kasi makakakapit ang baby dahil by that time, pinanipis na ng Althea ang blood lining ng uterus.

"side effects eg, nausea, vomiting, chloasma (melasma) and other skin or hair changes, headache, water retention, slight weight change, breast tenderness and changes in libido. Menstrual irregularities eg, spotting, breakthrough bleeding or amenorrhea can occur during its use."


Kaya ang mga pills tulad ng Althea, at iba pang hormonal contraceptive (oral, injectible, patch, ring, etc) ay Abortifacient.  Hindi na totoong contraception ang ganito kundi Chemical Abortion.

Hindi pinipigil ng Althea ang pagbubuntis mo...kung matiyempuhan na fertile ka...malalaglag ang baby ninyo at mae-experience mo ang symptoms ng pagbubuntis at nakukunan.  Dangerous ang pills, dahil marami nang namatay sa blood clots, stroke at cancer...kung hindi man, maghirap muna sa mga side effects tulad ng headaches/migraines, gall bladder stone at iba pang sakit.

Please let us know further and share more about your experience in using pills...para makatulong sa lahat ng nag-iisip na gagamit nito.   

One last thing...very high ang health risk ng mga nakikipag-sex kung ang partner ay walang full commitment o hindi kasal sa iyo (not bound by love and marriage).  Lahat ng skin to skin contact, kissing, fluid exposure (sexual fluids, semen, blood)...ay makakahawa ng mga sakit...mula sa mga sobrang sakit na Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Vaginal Infections...mga sobrang kati na Pubic Lice...mga hindi nagagamot na Sexually Transmitted Infections Herpes, Tulo/Gonorrhea...nakamamatay na Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at HIV/AIDS (na parami nang parami na ang infected).   

Thank you for giving time to read this long reply.  I hope this has been informative.

References:
Althea Full Prescribing Information - MIMS.com/Philippines
http://www.mims.com/Philippines/drug/info/Althea/?type=full

How "The Pill" works as an Abortifacient
http://youtu.be/jiCU46_lWeE

Abortifacient Effects of Birth Control Pills Pro-Life Video
http://youtu.be/Z96eKLwnJ2s
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 09:03:47 PM »

Kaya ang mga pills tulad ng Althea, at iba pang hormonal contraceptive (oral, injectible, patch, ring, etc) ay Abortifacient.  Hindi na totoong contraception ang ganito kundi Chemical Abortion.


Contraception is preventive, abortion is not. Stop twisting words to fit your pro-life propaganda and let the other posters decide for themselves.

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If you're experiencing adverse side effects from your pills, consult your OB-Gyne, not the internet. If you still have doubts, get a second opinion.

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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2013, 11:59:01 AM »
Hi Inominatrix

It's abortion...because pregnancy is not prevented...a new life begins but gets aborted because Althea's progesterone content "thins the lining of the uterus".  It's not contraception...because there's not enough estrogen (low dose) in Althea to prevent the meeting of the sperm and egg.

Estrogen should be about 150 mcg to prevent pregnancy...this was the dosage in the 1960's when the first real contraceptives were introduced (but caused deadly side effects).

Please read the prescribing information..."Althea contains cyproterone acetate 2 mg and ethinyl estradiol 35 mcg."

"Althea is a combined low-dose oral contraceptive pill with antiandrogenic properties. Each tablet contains cyproterone acetate, a progesterone with antiandrogenic and progestogenic properties and ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen."

Reference:
Althea Full Prescribing Information - MIMS.com/Philippines
http://www.mims.com/Philippines/drug/info/Althea/?type=full

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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2013, 04:04:20 PM »
hello. napa-register po ako dito dahil i saw this thread and i'm currently taking althea. kakastart ko lang po earlier this month nung nag start ang menstruation ko last october 2. until now, i'm still bleeding po. this is unusual for me po kasi usually ay tumatagal lang ng 3 to 6 days ang menstruation ko. mag-2 weeks na po ang menstruation ko tomorrow.

effect po kaya ito ng althea?

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013, 08:57:23 AM »
Hi xkatrina,

It appears that almost all hormonal contraceptives will make its user bleed...since their common objective is to thin the lining of the uterus...to remove the blood there...so that the new life and tiny baby will not be able to hold on and get aborted.

Please read back on the messages posted here.  Did you just self-medicate?  I hope not.  If you were examined appropriately...your doctor should have explained to you everything in full detail.


Side Effects:   nausea, vomiting, chloasma (melasma) and other skin or hair changes, headache, water retention, slight weight change, breast tenderness and changes in libido. Menstrual irregularities eg, spotting, breakthrough bleeding or amenorrhea can occur during its use.

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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2013, 11:03:24 AM »
Hi xkatrina,

It appears that almost all hormonal contraceptives will make its user bleed...since their common objective is to thin the lining of the uterus...to remove the blood there...so that the new life and tiny baby will not be able to hold on and get aborted.

Please read back on the messages posted here.  Did you just self-medicate?  I hope not.  If you were examined appropriately...your doctor should have explained to you everything in full detail.


Side Effects:   nausea, vomiting, chloasma (melasma) and other skin or hair changes, headache, water retention, slight weight change, breast tenderness and changes in libido. Menstrual irregularities eg, spotting, breakthrough bleeding or amenorrhea can occur during its use.


thank you po for your response. actually, yung OB ko po ang nag-prescribe sa akin ng althea. naexplain naman po nya ung effect but hindi naelaborate masyado yung about sa bleeding. all she said was mareregulate daw ang bleeding ko. magbbleed daw ako every after 21 pills, dun sa 7 days rest sa pills.

anyway, thanks po again for enlightening me. God bless!

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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2013, 09:28:47 AM »
side effct ba ng althea an spider veins and varicose veins?
 I have read that birth control pills can cause spider veins and varicose veins. after a year of taking Althea, I notice spider veins and green visible veins on my legs. I'm only 22 and i don't want these visible veins to ruin my legs . :'(