As a birth control pill, Isibloom prevents pregnancy in several ways. There are some really important things to know before you get started with Isibloom as it can cause serious side effects. Here are some FAQs on Isibloom:
Isibloom: FAQs, Indications and Warnings
What is Isibloom generic for?
Isibloom (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets) are an oral contraceptive indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who choose to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception. Isibloom is available in generic form.
How does Isibloom work?
Isibloom creates a thinner uterine wall to prevent the attachment of any fertilized eggs. This also contributes to lighter periods and lessened cramps. This pill also prevents ovulation and blocks sperm by creating a thicker cervical mucus. When taken correctly, Isibloom is more than 90 percent effective at stopping pregnancy.
Besides keeping you free from getting pregnant, Isibloom may make your periods more regular, decrease bleeding, lessen painful periods, reduce your risk of ovarian cysts, and also treat acne.
Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against STDs.
Does Isibloom stop your period?
Isibloom helps to make your periods more regular, rather than stop them. Lighter periods are experienced after taking Isibloom, but it is unlikely that they will stop.
Warning: If you unexpectedly miss a period while taking Isibloom, you may be pregnant.
Is Isibloom a combination pill?
Isibloom is a daily birth control pill that uses a combination of progestin and estrogen which are female hormones. The pill changes your cervical mucus and uterine lining, so much so that it gets harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus
Isibloom uses a 28-pill cycle to prevent pregnancy, with a combination of 21 active pills and seven placebo pills. The seven inactive pills act as a daily reminder to take your birth control medication and lets your body enjoy a break from the hormones it would otherwise receive.
Can you start Isibloom anytime?
To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, Isibloom (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP) must not be taken anytime you please. They have to be taken exactly as directed and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours.
Women who have missed two periods or one period can be pregnant and need to stop taking Isibloom and consult your doctor.
Isibloom can be started either a Sunday start or a Day 1 start.
Does Isibloom cause acne?
While Isibloom is not approved as a direct form of acne treatment, it may improve your acne symptoms once you start taking it. This is the result of better hormone regulation while on the pill.
How long does Isibloom take to work?
If this is the first time you are using this medication and you are not switching from a patch or other birth control pills, take the first tablet in the pack on the first Sunday following the beginning of your menstrual period or on the first day of your period.
If your period begins on a Sunday, begin taking this medication on Sunday itself.
For the first cycle of use only, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) for the first 7 days to avoid pregnancy so that the medication has enough time to work.
If you start on the first day of your period, there is no need to use back-up birth control the first week.
What other drugs will affect birth control pills?
Prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products affect birth control pills. Speak to your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
What are the green pills in Isibloom?
Isibloom contains 21 active tablets and 7 inactive tablets. The 21 active tablets are round, orange, film-coated, debossed with SZ on one side and D2 on the other side.
Without interruption you have to take one orange “active” tablet daily for 21 days, then one green “reminder” tablet daily for 7 days.
After 28 tablets have been taken, a new course is started by taking an orange “active” tablet the next day.
Does Isibloom cause blood clots?
Yes. Blood clots, a stroke, or a heart attack can occur.
Talk with your doctor if you will need to be idle for long periods of time like sitting in the car for long trips, bedrest after surgery, or illness as not moving for long periods may raise your chance of blood clots too.
How much is Isibloom?
The cost of Isibloom is $39.99.
Can you smoke with Isibloom?
Smoking cigarettes while using Isibloom (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) raises the risk of serious cardiovascular events.
This probability of risk is raised with age (mainly in women older than 35 years of age).
It is also raised with the number of cigarettes smoked.
For this reason, mixing oral contraceptives, including desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets, is not advised for women who are over 35 years of age and smoke.
BEFORE you take Isibloom:
You should not use Isibloom if you have:
- signs of pregnancy or may be pregnant: Quit the use of Isibloom immediately and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently given birth to a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking birth control pills. The hormones in birth control pills such as Isibloom can seep into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. This medicine may also slow breast milk production. Do not use it if you are breastfeeding,
- smoking can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack which are all major warnings. Your chances of risk increases the older you are and the more you smoke,
- uncontrolled high blood pressure,
- heart disease, or if you have ever had a heart attack,
- coronary artery disease,
- a stroke, a blood clot (taking birth control pills can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. Your risk of stroke or blood clot is more during your first year of taking birth control pills. Your risk is also larger when you restart birth control pills after not taking them for 4 weeks or longer),
- circulation problems (especially with diabetes),
- undiagnosed vaginal bleeding,
- liver disease or liver cancer,
- severe migraine headaches,
- certain hepatitis C medication,
- if you will have major surgery,
- jaundice caused by pregnancy or birth control pills or if you turned yellow during pregnancy or with estrogen-based or hormone contraceptive use,
- r cancer of the breast, uterus/cervix, or vagina. Endometrial cancer, cancer of the cervix or vagina, or vaginal bleeding where the cause wasn’t identified,
- If you are allergic to Isibloom (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel); any part of Isibloom (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel); or any other drugs, foods, or substances must be informed to the doctor. Do not forget any allergies and the signs you had,
- If you are consuming ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir (with or without dasabuvir),
- varicose veins;
- high cholesterol or triglycerides,
- if you are overweight;
- fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or an abnormal mammogram.