MonoNessa (Oral)

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Possible Allergic Reaction?

I started taking MonoNessa about the third week of January. On Feb 4th, I went to the doctor for a sinus infection (or what I thought was a sinus infection). I've been through about three rounds of z-pack since then. I keep a congested nose and have a...
by Rebekah, 07/09/2014

Having a period while on Mononessa

I'm on my fifth month of taking Mononessa, I've been having breakthrough spotting for the first few months so this month I decided to stop my pills for three days as directed by my doctor, discard the three days of pills then resume taking the rest of...
by Jessica in Kernersville, NC, 07/03/2014

stopped taking pills

I stopped taking my birthcontrol four days ago because me and my husband want to try to have a baby. Because i have heard that it takes awhile for you to get pregnant after you have been on birthcontrol for a while, i have been on birth control for fo...
by larissa walker in San Antonio, TX, 12/06/2006

Taking MonoNessa

Hello, My daughter was prescribed MonoNessa 28.  We have unfortunately discarded the directions.  Today is Sunday, and she started her period today.  Should she take her first dose today, or wait until next Sunday?? Thanks very much in ...
by Linda in Camp Hill, PA, 09/03/2006

Spotting with MonoNessa

I began taking MonoNessa about a month and a half ago in order to regulate my menstrual cycle. It seemed to be working well, however, 6 or so days ago i began spotting with days of heavier bleeding. It is not my time of normal menstruation. Is this no...
by ON in Missoula, MT, 04/22/2007

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MonoNessa (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

MonoNessa (Oral)

MonoNessa (Oral) Medication Classification


MonoNessa (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

MonoNessa (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use MonoNessa (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use MonoNessa (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen 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. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper MonoNessa (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using MonoNessa (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 also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

MonoNessa (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use 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 depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using 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 using 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 you try to get pregnant.

MonoNessa (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
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

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Jessica, Dry Ridge, Ky - 07/25/2013

I hate this birth control. I don't feel like myself anymore. My anxiety is through the roof and I'm almost always feeling depressed. I can't fall asleep at a decent time, and when I do finally fall asleep, I sleep almost all day. My acne is worse than before I started taking the pill, and I thought it would clear up my skin. I can't control my appetite, I constantly want to eat. I have headaches all the time. I've already gained weight and it hasn't even been a whole month. Basically this birth control had caused more problems than it's worth and it's just constantly keeping me stressed. That's not how I want to be all the time. Terrible product in my opinion.