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Understanding How Falmina Works and Treatment Tips

How Does Falmina Work?

Falmina is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill. These products contain a combination of two different types of hormones: estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (levonorgestrel).
Falmina primarily prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also prevents pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It alters the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Falmina include the following:
  • Falmina comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • Each pack of Falmina contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one the next day. You will probably start your period during the last seven days of the pack.
  • You can take the pill with or without food. If it seems to bother your stomach, try taking this medicine with food.
  • It is important that you take the pill every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for a week.
  • For the contraceptive to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
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