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Generic: norgestrel
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The product contains a female hormone known as a progestin
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

  • antibiotics or medicines for infections, especially rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, and griseofulvin, and possibly penicillins or tetracyclines
  • aprepitant
  • barbiturate medicines, such as phenobarbital
  • bosentan
  • carbamazepine
  • felbamate
  • modafinil
  • oxcarbazepine
  • phenytoin
  • ritonavir or other medicines for HIV infection or AIDS
  • St. John's wort
  • topiramate

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.

Use an additional method of birth control during the first cycle that you take these tablets.

If you have any reason to think you are pregnant, stop taking this medicine right away and contact your doctor or health care professional.

If you are taking this medicine for hormone related problems, it may take several cycles of use to see improvement in your condition.

This medicine does not protect you against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted diseases.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • breast tenderness or discharge
  • pain in the abdomen, chest, groin or leg
  • severe headache
  • skin rash, itching, or hives
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • unusually weak or tired
  • vision or speech problems
  • yellowing of skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in sexual desire
  • change in menstrual flow
  • facial hair growth
  • fluid retention and swelling
  • headache
  • irritability
  • nausea
  • weight gain or loss

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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