A sex hormone combination - It is a birth-control method to prevent an unwanted pregnancy
What if I miss a dose?Try not to miss a dose. You will need an injection once per month in order to maintain birth control. If you cannot keep an appointment call to reschedule. If it has been more than 4 weeks (33 days) since your last injection, you will need to have a pregnancy test before you can have another injection.
What may interact with this medicine?
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular breast and pelvic exam and Pap smear while on this medicine.
Smoking increases the risk of getting a blood clot or having a stroke while you are taking hormonal birth control, especially if you are more than 35 years old. You are strongly advised not to smoke.
Use of this product may cause you to lose calcium from your bones. Loss of calcium may cause weak bones (osteoporosis). Only use this product for more than 2 years if other forms of birth control are not right for you. Ask your health care professional how you can keep strong bones.
If you have received your injections on time, your chance of being pregnant is very low. If you think you may be pregnant, see your health care professional as soon as possible.
Tell your health care professional if you want to get pregnant within the next year. Another form of birth control may be a better choice.
If you are going to have elective surgery, you may need to stop taking this medicine before the surgery. Consult your health care professional for advice.
This medicine does not protect you against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted diseases.