if you Forget to take your pill every now and then, or do you know someone who does? So perhaps there is good news on the way.
a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a sort of pill, which can only be consumed once per month, writes the Science.dk.
however, It is important to emphasize that the new pill only tested on pigs.
The small pill dissolve slowly in the stomach and transformed into a seksarmet, star-shaped structure, which sits in the stomach for three weeks.
after this comes, according to the researchers a hormonfri week with a bleeding, which serves as a reminder of the next pill.
the Study on the monthly pill is published in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine, and among other things you may read about the purpose of the pill.
According to the researchers behind it namely to prevent women forget a daily pill and thereby runs the risk to achieve unwanted pregnancy.
Previously the same group of scientists tested similar methods to dispense medication over a longer period of time. But it is the first time that it both succeeded so well, and with the contraceptive medication.
Professor Robert Langer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a co-author on the study. He hopes that this method to dispense medicine, not only be an addition to the already numerous options available with svagerskabsforebyggende medicine.
"Hopefully, the project will develop similar pills, which works over a long time, for different diseases. It can be mental illness, AIDS, or Alzheimer's," says the researcher.
Other current forms of long-lasting svagerskabsforebyggende medicine, such as a p-rod, must be implanted in the woman. The advantage of this new pill is that there must be an intervention, but you just swallow it orally.
According to the researchers is pill both interesting for people in the West, but in the increasingly also for the countries where there is a lack of resources.
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