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Drug Uses

This medicine is used for patients who want to prevent pregnancy.

General Information

Can this medicine deplete important minerals or vitamins in my body? Yes, oral contraceptives have been shown to result in possible depletion of vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid. These vitamins are collectively called the stress vitamins and may be recommended to be replaced using a vitamin supplement.

How Drug Works

This medicine is used to inhibit ovulation, but also prevents pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus (to prevent sperm entry) and causes changes the endometrial lining (to reduce the likelihood of implantation). This medicine does not protect against any sexually transmitted diseases.

How Taken

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about when to start. There may be some variation from product to product. For this medication to be effective it should be taken regularly.

Possible Side Effects

This medicine is generally well-tolerated.
edema (fluid retention)
breast tenderness
nausea
headache
blood clots
increased high blood pressure

Warnings/Precautions

blood clots
Patients who have had breast cancer, or undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding should NOT use this medication.

Overdose

For emergencies, seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

Drug Interactions

Several medications reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills and should be used with caution. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking seizure medications, antibiotics, warfarin, or medications to help you sleep.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember or double up on the next day. If you happen to miss two doses, take 2 tablets as soon as you remember, or take two tablets on each of the next two days. If you miss three doses, you need to use a back-

Storage

Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.

Pregnancy/Nursing

If you suspect that you may be pregnant, do not take this medicine. For nursing mothers, not all oral contraceptives are safe; talk with your physician regarding which one may be right for you.

More Information

For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.

Disclaimer

This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose, it should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. Overnight-meds-now.com disclaims all responsibility for the accuracy of, and reliability of this information, and or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to the contents of this material.

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