Orsythia is used as a contraceptive for preventing pregnancy. Orsythia contains reproductive hormones, progestin and estrogen, that will prevent ovulation. Orsythia also thickens vaginal fluid to help prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg. Orsythia also changes the uterus lining to prevent fertilized egg attachments. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus it will pass out of the body. Orsythia may be used for reasons other than pregnancy prevention. Orsythia is a combination hormone drug used to prevent pregnancy. The medication contains two female sex hormone levonorgestrel, a progestin and ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen. Orsythia works by blocking the release of an egg from the ovaries. Orsythia also increases the thickness of the cervical mucus, thereby reducing the sperm cell’s ability to reach an egg for fertilization to occur. It will also alter the endometrial lining to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg. Orsythia, like most birth control pills, can help make a woman’s period’s more regular and lower the pain and amount of blood lost during periods while reducing the chances of developing ovarian cysts. Orsythia can also be used to treat acne.
Drug Name: Orsythia
Generic name: Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol