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doctor prescribed her cyprodiol is it a contraceptive?

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respected madam my gf got her period and then doctor prescribed her
cyproterone acetate ethinyl estradiol=cyprodiol

1 tablet each day
is it a contraceptive and now everything is save to do ?with condom as well ?

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replied July 4th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A36746
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Cyproterone acetate is an anti-androgen medication, and is used to treat the androgenic effects seen in women with PCOS. The combination of cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol is used as contraceptive pill. She should continue to take the pills as instructed, taking one pill daily at scheduled time. Since most of the hormonal contraceptive pills start giving effective protection after about 2-3 weeks of regular use, being sexually active without protection within this time after getting started with pills can put her at risk for pregnancy (if this is her first pill pack use). She should continue to take the pills at scheduled time daily and follow missed-pill-protocol if she misses taking any active pills. Since none of the birth control measures give 100% protection, you should consider using back-up method while having intercourse to have additional protection. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance.
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