Camila (Oral)

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Does camilla cause hair loss?

Hello, I started to take camilla last fall and quit after a few months. I thought that my hair started to thin. When I asked anyone what they thought they all said it was in my head. Now months later people are recommending that I invest in a wig. My ...
by Jessica in North Carolina, 05/30/2006

Camila while breastfeeding/Camila while period

Hi. I am27 years old. I have an 8 week old baby and I just started using Camila Oral today. Before I started using it I noticed cramping. I might be getting my period. If I took the Camila Oral will that prevent me from getting my period? Also, can I ...
by Aliza Kessler, 09/27/2006

Missing pills for vacation

Is it possible to skip the last 7 pills of my 28 day pack to miss my period for my next week vacation? Are the last 7 day pill progesterin pills only?
by Cameo in UNITED STATES, 05/03/2006

Missing period

I recently gave brirth and my doctor prescribed Camilla BC because it is safe to use while nursing. I sometimes take my pills late (like, at 11 instead of 9), and a couple of times have taken the pill in the morning if I forgot at night. To be honest,...
by Sara in Cleveland, Ohio, 07/08/2006

Cramping on Camila

I take Camila for birth control. I have noticed some cramping for the last week or so and no period. I breastfeed so I know that I may not have a period. Is it normal to cramp on Camila? Is this something I should be concerned about?
by heather in Indiana, 03/08/2006

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Camila (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Camila (Oral)

Camila (Oral) Medication Classification


Camila (Oral) Brandname

Nor-QD, Camila, Errin, Nora-BE, Plan B, Ortho Micronor, Jolivette, Ovrette

Camila (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Progestin oral contraceptives are birth control pills. They contain either norgestrel or norethindrone (female hormones).

When To Not Use Camila (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to a progestin oral contraceptive, or to other progestin drugs, such as progesterone, megestrol, or medroxyprogesterone. You should not use if you are pregnant. You should not use if you have had liver disease, blood clots, cancer, or abnormal vaginal bleeding. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to tartrazine.

How Should You Use Camila (Oral)


  • You may take the pills with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day, even during your menstrual period.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss taking one tablet, you could become pregnant.
  • If you have missed one day's dose, you should stop taking the oral contraceptive AND USE ANOTHER METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your next menstrual period begins, or until your doctor has determined that you are not pregnant.
  • If you have any questions about this, call your doctor.

Proper Camila (Oral) Storage

Store Camila (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Camila (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Camila (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking bromocriptine (Parlodel®).

Camila (Oral) Warnings

  • Usa a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of using this medicine to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depression.
  • If you smoke while taking birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before trying to get pregnant.

Camila (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Breast lumps
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Nausea, stomach cramps
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Discharge from nipple

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