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combined oral contraceptive 

Style

Style is a combined oral contraceptive made from low doses of synthetic estrogen and progestin, like the natural hormones estrogen and progesterone in a woman’s body.
In contrast to Choice, Style is a triphasic hormonal oral contraceptive pill. Style pills contain different amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormone that help mimic the normal menstrual cycle of these hormones, offering reduced side effects for many women. Each blister of Style contains 6 sugar-coated brown tablets containing Levonorgestrel 0.05mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.03mg; 5 sugar-coated white tablets containing Levonorgestrel 0.075mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.04mg; and 10 sugar-coated yellow Levonorgestrel 0.125mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.03mg tablets.

Effectiveness

Effectiveness depends on the user. Risk of pregnancy is greatest when a woman starts taking a new pill pack three or more days late or misses three or more pills near the beginning or end of a pill pack. When pills are taken correctly, fewer than 1 pregnancy per 100 women occurs while using
Choice over the first year. This equates to 3 women out of 1,000 becoming pregnant.

Return of fertility after Style is stopped:   No Delay

Protection against sexually transmitted infections STIs, including Hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS: None

Style can also be indicated for the regulation of monthly menstrual cycles.

Health Benefits

In addition to pregnancy, Style helps protect users against the following:

• Cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrial cancer)
• Cancer of the ovary
• Ovarian cysts
• Iron-deficiency anemia due to lighter menstrual cycle

Style regularizes the menstrual cycle and also reduces:

• Menstrual cramps
• Menstrual bleeding problems
• Ovulation pain
• Excess hair on face or body

Who can use Style

Nearly all women can use Style safely and effectively, including women:

  • With or without children
  • Married or unmarried
  • Who are of any age, including adolescents and women over 40 years old
  • Had incidents of recent abortion, or miscarriage
  • Having anemia or had in the past
  • HIV positive (whether or not she is on antiretroviral therapy)

 

Women can begin using Style:

  •  Without any pelvic, cervical and Laboratory examination

Who can’t use Style

Style should not be used in women with any of the following conditions:

  • Known or suspected pregnancy
  • Birth in the last 3 months
  • Breastfeeding 6 months or less
  • Pulmonary embolism (current or history)
  • Ischemic heart disease (current or history)
  • History of cerebrovascular accidents
  • Valvular heart disease with complications
  • Severe hypertension
  • Diabetes with vascular involvement
  • Headaches with focal neurological symptoms
  • Carcinoma of the breast
  • Liver tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Active liver disease
  • Heavy smoking (> 15 cigarettes per day) and the age of 35 and older
  • Hypersensitive to any component of this product

Side Effects

Some users report the following:

  • Mild headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea (usually pass off after 2-3 months use)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight change
  • Mood changes (rare case)
  • Acne (can improve or worsen, but usually improves)

Frequently Asked Questions

Style must be taken every day, whether or not a woman had sex that day.

A woman can get back to fertility immediately after she stops taking Style. Style does not make women infertile.

Style does not cause any birth defects or multiple births.

Choice does not cause any change in women’s sexual desire.

Style is processed by the body every day. It does not build up in a woman’s body.