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wrong pill taken

I took the 1st inactive pill(green) instead of last active pill (light blue) on saturday,then i took another inactive pill on sun, and on monday when i realised that i skipped last active pill,i took it right then, BASICALLLY I DIDNT MISS PILL, I JSUT...
by sania in sanjose, cCA, 06/20/2006

ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Ortho-Prefest, Prefest

ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Estradiol (es-tra-DYE-ole), Norgestimate (nor-JES-ti-mate) Treats symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal changes. Also prevents osteoporosis.

When To Not Use ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not take this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to estrogen or progestin, or if you are pregnant. You should not take this medicine if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, uterine cancer, or a history of blood clots.

How Should You Use ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • This medicine comes in blister packs of two different colored tablets, pink and white. The tablets are arranged in rows of 3 pink tablets followed by 3 white tablets.
  • Take only one tablet each day, starting with the first pink tablet in the top row, and then moving from left to right as you take each daily tablet. You will take a pink tablet each day for 3 days, then a white tablet every day for 3 days, and so on.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. Then wait until the next day to take your medicine again. You should take only one tablet each day.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet)

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


  • After taking this medicine, if you discover that you are pregnant talk with your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have gallbladder disease.
  • Estrogen has been shown to increase the risk of cancer. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

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

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Breast lumps
  • Fever, chills, sore throat, or runny nose
  • Pain in the calves or chest
  • Shortness of breath or coughing up blood
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Nausea or gas
  • Pain in the breasts, back, stomach, joints, or muscles
  • Runny nose
  • Tiredness


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