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  • engintarim engintarim Mar 24, 2012 4:32 PM Flag

    Antares Pharma Birth Control Gel Promises New Option for Woman.!!! Nestra Gel !!

    Antares Pharma Birth Control Gel could replace birth control pill. !!

    Side Effects of Standart Birth Control Pills.
    A few common side effects of birth control pills include nausea, spotting between periods, and headache. Several factors play a role in determining which side effects are likely (or unlikely) to occur, including the strength of the estrogen, the type of progestin, and the dose of progestin. Certain birth control pill side effects are more serious and require immediate medical attention, such as depression, pain in the calf, and migraines.
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    Common Side Effects of Birth Control Pills
    In clinical studies for most medications, one group of people is given the actual medication, while another group is given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). The side effects in both groups are carefully documented and compared. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. However, it is not possible to use a placebo in clinical trials for birth control pills, as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies.
    Based on information available, some of the common birth control pill side effects include but are not limited to:
    Acne, although birth control pills can also improve acne (see Birth Control Pills and Acne)
    Breast tenderness and enlargement
    Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods
    Nausea and vomiting
    Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
    Changes in sex drive (typically a decrease).
    Women are often concerned about weight gain due to birth control pills, but recent research suggests that birth control pills do not cause weight gain for most women (see Birth Control Pills and Weight Gain).
    Antares Pharma Birth Control Gel !!!
    It is being hailed as a possible medical breathrough - contraception for women that's not a pill or a patch, but a gel. !!!

    And you only use a small amount, rubbed anywhere on your body, like arms or legs. But perhaps the best part, the manufactuer claims, is that there are few or no side effects.

    "What this will enable women to do is to use it daily as part of their hygiene routine, if you like," said Dr. Paul Wotten from Antares Pharma.

    Antares Pharma Birth Control Gel Promises New Option for Woman

    Dr. Wotton and his team developed the product, called Nestorogel, a silky substance you can rub on your shoulders, arms, abdomen and thighs.
    "I guess I'd use it, but like anything, I would look at what the side effects were," said one woman.

    It works by delivering nestorone and natural estrogen that act as a barrier to ovaries releasing an egg each month.

    Scientists right here in New York tested the product - a small study involving 18 women ages 20 and 30 who were sexually active, each rubbed in a standard dose, 1 pump of the gel, on their abdomen each day for 7 months. In the end, researchers say none of the women ovulated. Side effects are little if any.

    "It's because the skin allows you to deliver the drug in a way that is more efficient and gets metabolized in a slightly different way them if you take an oral tablet," comments Dr. Wotton.

    Researches plan to do more testing, larger studies involving thousands of women and if everything goes well, you could see this product on the market in a few years

    While promising, Dr. Moritz, Director of Gynecology at St. Lukes Roosevelt says proceed with caution, recalling complications women experienced with another method, the patch.

    Nestra Gel could be a Blockbuster !!!


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