Generic Angeliq (drospirenone and estradiol) is a tablet that contains a combination of 2 primary hormone that regulate and maintain the female reproductive system in order to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with menopause. Generic Angeliq features both drospirenone, a female hormone made to regulate ovulation and menstruation, and estradiol, a female hormone that helps develop and maintain the female reproductive system.
Generic Angeliq is made to reduce symptoms of menopause, including: hot flashes and dryness, burning and irritation in and around the vagina. Generic Angeliq is exclusively for women who have a uterus. This medication is not for women who have undergone a hysterectomy.
Swallow Generic Angeliq whole. Do not chew, crush or break this medication. Take Generic Angeliq at the same time daily. Contact your doctor for the precise instructions that apply to you.
Inform your doctor and surgeon that you are taking Generic Angeliq before you go in for any surgical procedure or medical test. Women taking Generic Angeliq are advised to have regular physical exams and mammograms while taking this medication.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following side-effects associated with an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.
Stop using Generic Angeliq and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
- physical change or usual appearance of legs (including pain, swelling, warmth or redness), disorientation, sudden mood swings, chest pains heavy feeling or pain spreading in the arms or shoulder, nausea, excessive perspiration, numb or weak feeling on one side of the body, migraines, vision or speech impairment, unusual cough or wheezing, accelerated breathing or heart rate, coughing up blood, unusual vaginal bleeding, higher than average levels of blood sugar, increased thirst, urinating more than average, dry mouth, unusual taste in the mouth, fatigue, dry skin, weight loss, vomiting, serious pain in the upper stomach which spreads to the back, loss of appetite, itching, jaundice, discolored or darker urine or stool, or the appearance of a breast lump.
Less serious side effects associated with Generic Angeliq include:
weight gain, mild nausea, mild diarrhea, mild stomach pain, unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting, swelling in the hands or feet, vaginal itching or discharge, changes in mood, mild headache, or breast pain and tenderness.
Additional side-effects may result from taking this medication. Consult a medical profession before taking this or any other medication.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.
Do not take Generic Angeliq if you have any of the following conditions:
bleeding disorder, blood-clot disorder, problems with circulation, kidney disease, liver disease, irregular vaginal bleeding that you have not consulted a doctor about, adrenal gland disorder, breast cancer, uterine cancer or any other hormone-related cancer, history of heart attack or stroke, a history of blood clots.
Before taking this medication, consult your doctor if you have a history of any of the following medical conditions:
heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, coronary artery disease (or coronary artery disease in your family), thyroid disorder, cholesterol, triglycerides, high level of sodium, potassium or calcium in your blood, gallbladder disease, endometriosis, severe migraines, history of jaundice, hereditary angioedema, epilepsy, seizures, fibrocystic breast disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, or porphyria.
Taking Generic Angeliq may increase your odds of developing uterine cancer.
Do not take Generic Angeliq if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan on becoming pregnant. Immediately contact a doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Do not take Generic Angeliq if you are allergic to drospirenone or estradiol.
Contact your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications before adding Generic Angeliq to your treatment plan:
any antibiotics, any antifungal medications, aspirin or any other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), potassium supplements, eplerenone, St. John's wort, ritonavir, heparin, any blood thinners, diuretics ("water pill"), medication to treat heart or blood pressure, or seizure medications.
Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.
Do not take more than your recommended dosage. Take missed doses as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next treatment.
Keep Generic Angeliq in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.