Chateal Birth Control Pills
Table of Contents
- What is Chateal Birth Control?
- Important Information
- How to Use Chateal Birth Control
- Chateal Side Effects
- Chateal Birth Control Reviews
What is Chateal Birth Control?
Chateal birth control pills are a combination oral contraceptive that is taken once a day to prevent pregnancy. Like other combination birth control pills, this medication contains two hormones; progestin and estrogen. The two hormones work together to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg) during a woman’s menstrual cycle. This medication also causes the cervical mucus to thicken and changes the lining of the uterus. These changes make it harder for sperm to reach an egg and implant in the uterus. This further reduces the chance of pregnancy, as the egg cannot attach to the uterus.
Chateal may be prescribed by doctors to regulate menstrual cycles and decrease bleeding.
You should not use Chateal birth control if you smoke or are over the age of 35 years old.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not take this medication. The hormones in Chateal may pass into breast milk and has been proven to have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
If there’s a chance that you may be pregnant, stop taking Chateal birth control right away and speak with your doctor. For breastfeeding women, there are alternative methods of birth control.
Speak with your doctor if you have a history of any of the following:
- Blood clots
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal breast exam
- Cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer)
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder problems
Chateal birth control may raise your blood pressure. If you’re taking this medication, check your blood pressure regularly and notify your doctor if there are any irregularities.
How to Use Chateal Birth Control Pills
Chateal birth control comes in packages with either 21 or 28 tablets. The 28 tablet packs contain 21 active pills (containing hormones), and 7 inactive pills (reminder pills). The 21 tablet packs contain all active pills and no inactive pills.
To begin taking Chateal birth control, take 1 active pill daily for 28 days. After the active pills are gone, start taking the inactive pills for 7 days. When you have finished all inactive pills, throw away the pack and start a fresh pack with the active pills.
Before you start taking Chateal birth control, read the informational leaflet provided by your pharmacy leaflet and follow the instructions that your doctor has prescribed.
Chateal Side Effects
Like other oral contraceptives, there is a chance that some people may experience side effects from this medication.
Some of the common Chateal side effects include:
- Breast tenderness
- Swelling of ankles/feet
- Weight change
- Vaginal bleeding between periods
There is a chance that you may experience more serious Chateal side effects:
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
- Sudden dizziness/fainting
- Slurred speech
- Unusual headaches
- Vision problems
It is uncommon to experience an allergic reaction to this medication. If you experience any symptoms relating to an allergic reaction, stop taking the medication immediately and speak with your doctor. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching/swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
This list does not include all possible side effects. If you have any concerns, speak with a health care professional.
Chateal Birth Control Reviews
Users of Chateal have rated the medication 3 out of 5 stars on drugs.com with a total of 189 Chateal birth control reviews.
Similarly, there are a total of 72 Chateal birth control reviews on webmd.com with an overall user rating of the following:
- Effectiveness: 4.08 out of 5
- Ease of use: 3.95 out of 5
- Satisfaction: 2.40 out of 5
The majority of Chateal reviews are positive, however, some users reporting experiencing serios side effects from the medication. The most common Chateal reviews include women experiencing irregular bleeding, irritability, headaches, mood swings, and minor symptoms of depression. While these side effects are normal, you should speak with your doctor if you have any concerns.