Enskyce is a low-estrogen birth control pill. It contains both active pills and placebo ‘reminder’ pills to help you keep track of when to start your next pack. The lower-dose of estrogen should help to alleviate some side effects that are commonly associated with standard combined contraceptive pills.
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Enskyce is a type of birth control pill that contains a lower-level of estrogen than normal. Estrogen is a female sex hormone, but too much of it can cause side effects such as breast tenderness, nausea and headaches. If you experience these estrogen-related side effects from another pill, Enskyce may be a good option to try.
Enskyce is a combined contraceptive pill meaning that it contains synthetic versions of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Therefore, Enskyce and help to prevent pregnancy in three ways by altering the natural levels of these hormones in the body.
Enskyce is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. A more accurate success rate, which taken into account women who occasionally miss a pill, or are late taking their pill, is around 95%. Enskyce does not protect against STIs, nor does any other form of hormonal contraceptive. The only form of contraception to protect against STIs is condoms.
Each pack of Enskyce contains both light orange and green pills. The light orange pills are the active pills and the green pills are placebo pills. The placebo pills do not contain any active ingredients, but are designed to remind you when you need to start the next pack.
The active ingredients in the light orange Enskyce pills are 30mcg ethinyl estradiol (EE) and 0.15mg desogestrel. EE is the synthetic estrogen and desogestrel is the synthetic progesterone. Compared to standard combined contraceptive pills, Enskyce contains a lower-dose of synthetic estrogen, meaning that it should help you to avoid estrogen-related side effects such as headaches, nausea and breast tenderness.
The light orange pills contain the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, povidone, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide and vitamin E.
The light green placebo pills contain the following inactive ingredients: corn starch, D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue No. 2 carmine Aluminium Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, talc and titanium dioxide.
The usual dosage of Enskyce is 1 x active (orange) pills, containing 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol and 0.15 mg desogestrel, per day for the first 21 days of your 28-day cycle, followed by 1 x inert (green) pills per day for the following 7 days.
Always read the package instructions carefully before use, and never start taking Enskyce without first consulting a doctor. Enskyce comes in a 28-day blister pack, containing 21 orange, active pills and 7 green, inert pills, marked with the days of the week. You have 2 options of how to start Nortrel:
Take 1 pill per day at the same time each day. To help you remember, try and make this a part of your daily routine: for example, take your pill in the morning when you brush your teeth. When you finish the 21 active pills, move onto the inert pills the following day without leaving a break. During these 7 days, you will experience a withdrawal bleed. This is a simulation of a natural period caused by the drop in your progestogen dose, and will not necessarily last for 7 days. When you reach the end of the 28-day pack, start a new pack the next day regardless of whether you are still bleeding or not. Always make sure you have a new pack ready.
If you miss 1 active, orange pill, take it as soon as you remember and then continue as normal, even if this means taking 2 pills in one day. If you miss 2 active pills in a row, take 2 as soon as you remember and then 2 the next day, before carrying on as normal. You should use an additional form of contraception for the next 7 days, as missing pills can reduce the effectiveness of Enskyce. You may experience some breakthrough bleeding or spotting in this event, but this is completely normal. If you miss an inert (green) pill, just dispose of the missed dose and carry on as normal the next day. If you are unsure what to do in the event of a missed pill, contact your doctor or health worker for advice.
Common side effects of Enskyce usually disappear after the first few months of use as your body gets used to the new hormone levels. Common side effects include:
Please note, that there are a number of other side effects you may experience when taking Enskyce. You should always read the patient information leaflet before taking any new medication and you should ensure that you re-read the leaflet every time you get a new pack of pills in case the information has been updated.
Due to the ingredients in Enskyce, it is possible to experience severe side associated with blood clots or an allergic reaction. If you experience any of these side effects you should seek emergency medical attention.
Do NOT take Enskyce if:
You should tell your doctor and take particular care with Enskyce if any of the following apply to you:
Before taking Enskyce, tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including those purchased over the counter without a prescription. The following medicines may interfere with the effectiveness of Enskyce, or cause breakthrough bleeding:
Low-estrogen oral contraceptives such as Enskyce are particularly suited to women who are sensitive to estrogens, as they help to reduce estrogen-sensitive side effects such as breast tenderness and headaches. However, there are many different types and brands of oral contraceptives, containing different version of the hormone supplements, and it is not uncommon to try a few before finding one that is right for you. Most women start off with a standard-dose oral contraceptive, unless they have a contradictory health condition or prescription, in which case they may be better suited to the progestogen-only pill, also known as the mini pill. This contraceptive contains progestogen only and is continuous, meaning it does not allow a break for a monthly bleed.
Non-oral forms of hormonal contraceptive are also available, and are useful if you struggle to remember to take your pills each day. Non-oral hormonal contraceptives include the implant (Implanon, Nexplanon), the shot (Depo-Provera), and the intrauterine device (IUD, Mirena, ParaGard, Skyla, Liletta, Kyleena). The IUD in particular is suited to women with certain contradictory health conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, as it works locally to the reproductive system. For advice on which type of contraceptive might be best for you, speak to your doctor or health worker.
If you don’t want to use hormonal contraceptives, you can rely on barrier methods instead. These include cervical cap (FemCap) and condoms, which are the only form of contraception to offer partial protection from STIs.
Enskyce is considered to be a safe and effective form of contraception. Hormonal contraceptives in general have been linked to a very slight increase in risk of developing blood clots, heart disease, gallbladder disease, liver tumours, and estrogen-sensitive cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. It is important to remember that this risk is very small and far outweighed by the benefits. However, if you have a personal or family history of any of the above conditions, make sure you inform your doctor before starting an oral contraceptive, as it may not be suitable for you. See ‘Contraindications’ above or more information.
Enskyce will NOT protect you from contracting STIs, nor will any other form of hormonal contraceptive. The only form of contraception to offer partial protection from STIs is the male condom.
Yes, when taking Enskyce you will experience what is known as a monthly withdrawal bleed, a simulation of a natural period triggered by the drop in progestogen when you stop taking the active pills. When you first start taking Enskyce, you may experience some breakthrough bleeding or spotting, but this is normal and often stops in time. However, if you are worried that you are bleeding particularly often or heavily, speak to your doctor for advice.
While hormonal contraceptives are a form of birth control, they can also be prescribed to treat acne, and to relieve painful, heavy or irregular periods. Additionally, they have other health benefits; women taking oral contraceptives have less chance of developing ovarian cysts, decreased risk of ovarian or uterine cancer and additional protection against ectopic pregnancy, in which a fertilized egg attaches outside of the womb.
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