Lynoral is a synthetic estrogen that is used for the treatment of symptoms of menopause, certain types of breast cancer, and prostate cancer. But it is primarily used to prevent pregnancy.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Lynoral for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Lynoral
The ideal way to use Lynoral is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Lynoral is a combination birth control pill (progesterone and estrogen). It functions by preventing ovulation, thickening the mucus in the cervix, and changing the lining of the uterus.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Lynoral to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then also take the next dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
If you have missed more than two doses in a row, then use an alternative form of birth control.
Store Lynoral between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Lynoral in the bathroom.
A Lynoral overdose may have certain adverse symptoms like, which may require immediate medical attention. So please contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that the patient has overdosed on Lynoral.
Although there are no reported cases of a Lynoral overdose, you must contact your doctor immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Smoking should be avoided completely while using Lynoral as it increases your risk of getting heart problems. The risk increases severely depending on the number of cigarettes you smoke each day and your age.
You may be required to undergo periodic lab tests including complete physical examination that includes blood pressure measurements and breast/pelvic examinations while using Lynoral. Ensure that you keep all appointments.
You may also learn how to self examine your breast for any signs of a lump.