The main function of both drugs is contraception, preventing pregnancy. However, in some cases, Regulon will be prescribed, and in others, Jess.
Conditions for choosing an oral contraceptive:
- Individual reaction to the substances of these funds.
- Due to the higher hormone content in Jess, he will be prescribed to an older woman and Regulon to a young girl.
- If a woman suffers from severe PMS, she will be prescribed Jess.
- A woman prone to weight gain will not be prescribed Regulon.
- If the patient takes other medications (from the group of drugs that affect the central nervous system, antifungal, antiviral), it is better to combine them with Regulon.
- With adrenal insufficiency and suspected hormone-dependent neoplasms, Jess will not be prescribed.
- Due to affordability, a woman may prefer Regulon.
However, nevertheless, the appointment of one of the oral cotraceptives most often occurs after a complete general medical examination.
Regulon and Jess have more positive reviews than negative ones. The latter are usually associated with individual intolerance, but they coped with the main functions of the drug. Both drugs should be prescribed by a specialist to avoid the risk of side effects. It is also important to follow the instructions for use, as they affect the hormonal balance of the body, and carelessness can lead to undesirable consequences.
Means for preventing pregnancy were invented in ancient times. Of course, they did not have such protective qualities that modern methods possess. The most reliable of these is the use of combined oral contraceptives. Most often, gynecologists prescribe Regulon or Jes. However, how do they differ? And which one and when are they appointed?
Combined oral contraceptives
COCs belong to the group of hormonal contraceptives that resist pregnancy. Two hormones contribute to this – estrogen and progestin. KOC was launched on the pharmacological market in the 60s. Unfortunately, the first drugs contained large doses of the substances in the composition, so women complained a lot about side effects. However, since then, COCs have improved, therefore, they less and less have a negative effect on the body.
They are monophasic, biphasic and three-phase. In monophasic, the content of substances in the tablets remains unchanged, and in the second, their combination changes due to the menstrual cycle. Both those and others are appointed equally without any preferences, because one woman is well suited for single-phase COCs, and the other two-phase or three-phase.
Regulon and Jess are monophasic contraceptives. They are similar in composition, but still different. Which one is better?
Regulon is a new-generation monophasic combined oral contraceptive. It helps to suppress ovulation, increases the viscosity of cervical mucus to slow the movement of the sperm. Active substances – ethinyl estradiol, desogestrel.
Indication for use: contraception.
In addition to the main function, it normalizes the menstrual cycle, improves the skin and reduces acne. However, it can negatively affect the body:
- Cardiovascular system malfunction (e.g. arterial thromboembolism)
- Digestive disorders (nausea)
- Nervous disorders (depression, headache)
- Metabolic disorder (obesity)
- Failures in the reproductive system (lack of menstruation)
- Allergic reactions.
Method of release: tablets 21 or 63 pieces per pack.
The intake of tablets must be observed clearly according to the instructions. They are taken 1 time per day from the beginning of the menstrual cycle. Reception lasts 21 days with a weekly break. In case of an overdose, a woman may feel nauseous or notice small spotting.
- Cardiovascular diseases.
- Risk of thrombosis.
- Pathology of the liver and kidneys.
- Lactation period.
- Smoking (women over 35 years old)
- Individual sensitivity to components.
Before using the tablets, the patient needs to undergo a medical examination. The drug is prescription.
Jess is a monophasic combined contraceptive with antiandrogenic property. Suppresses ovulation, changes the secretion of the cervix to slow the movement of the sperm. Active substances are ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone.
Indications for appointment:
- Contraception and treatment of PMS.
Helps normalize the menstrual cycle. Relieves PMS symptoms, reduces acne. May have a negative effect on the body:
- Allergic reactions (rash)
- Pain in the mammary glands.
- Nervous system disorder (depression, headache)
- Digestive problems (nausea)
- Failures in the cardiovascular system (angina pectoris)
- Varicose veins.
- Decreased sexual desire.
Release form: tablets 28 or 84 pieces in packing which are divided into active (light pink) and inactive (white).
- Circulatory disorders.
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Tendency to thrombosis.
- Kidney and liver dysfunction.
- Dysfunction of the adrenal cortex.
- Lactation period.
- Individual intolerance to the components.
Before using the product, a woman needs to undergo a medical examination. It is prescribed only by prescription.
Similarities of funds
In fact, Regulon and Jess are analogues, so the similarities between them are enough:
- Both contain ethinyl estradiol (an artificial estrogen)
- Designed for contraception.
- Normalize the menstrual cycle.
- Improve skin condition and reduce acne.
- Both belong to the group of monophasic oral contraceptives.
- They have almost similar side effects.
- In case of an overdose, they have similar symptoms.
- They are undesirable to combine with taking antibiotics.
- Their use is undesirable if a woman smokes (over 35 years old)
- Available by prescription only.
Differences of funds
Despite the similarities in action, they differ in some qualities that can affect their purpose:
- Regulon contains desogestrel as the second active component, and Jes contains drospirenone.
- The second has a more complex dosage, which is divided into active and inactive tablets, but also a “flexible” mode of administration.
- It does not affect the weight of a woman, while Regulon can contribute to its increase.
- Jess suppresses “male hormones” – testosterone and its derivatives.
- An overdose of Regulon is less common.
- Jess has a higher hormone content.
- It also requires special attention when combined with other medications.
- Regulon can retain fluid in the body.
- Jess has a smaller withdrawal syndrome – the woman’s health status remains unchanged.
- Jess is 2-2.5 times more expensive.